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Digital Resources

Books, Magazines & Movies



Discover this month’s most exciting new books in the current issue of BookPage.  BookPage is a discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. BookPage is editorially independent; only books highly recommend are featured. Provided by Ocean State Libraries

Ezone LOGO E-Zone from Ocean State Libraries
Checkout and download audiobooks and ebooks with your Ocean State Libraries library card. Download the free Libby mobile app on your iOS (opens in a new tab) / Android (opens in a new tab) mobile devices. You will need your library card number and PIN to sign in.

Flipsterbanner-300x160 Flipster
Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines.
logo_hoopla-blue  hoopla
Instantly borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music from anywhere- your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a Pawtucket library card. Hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. Borrowing periods: Books 21 days, Videos 2-3 days and Music 7 days.
icon-Kanopy2 Kanopy Movies
Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
icon-literaryreference Literary Reference Center
Comprehensive database that includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, poems, short stories, classic novels and more. TIP: To read a classic ebook: under Browse click on "Classic Fiction (eBooks)".  Search for the title. On the left side, under "Source Types", check off "Full Text Classics".
icon-novelist NoveList
Complete readers’ fiction resource. Most comprehensive guide to fiction series. Recommended reading lists for adults, teens, and kids. Includes Readers’ advisory, genre outlines, discussion guides, awards lists & more.
palace Palace Project
Palace Project is a new open-source digital library platform that combines the content already in the Ocean State Libraries eZone with additional content  like audiobooks, graphic novels, and more. Borrow up to 8 titles at one time. No overdue fees. Titles will automatically expire after the lending period. Currently there is no Palace Project website. You must download the app to use The Palace Project. Download the Palace Project mobile app on your iOS (link opens in a new tab) / Android (link opens in a new tab) mobile device. You will need to provide your Ocean State Libraries library card number and library card PIN.
TB rectangle resized 180x75 TumbleBooks – Grades K-6
Animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, graphic novels and books in Spanish and French. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)

Education & Learning

icon-atoz AtoZ Business & Residential
Detailed information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residential listings.
auto repair source Auto Repair Source
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
icon-learningexpress Learning Express Library
Skill building courses and online practice tests that are true previews of the official tests, including the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, U.S. Citizenship exams, Job Skills courses, ESL courses & more. When you use Learning Express Library for the first time you will need to create a personal account by selecting "new user" and registering a username and password.
icon-mango2 Mango Languages
Language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 languages and 17 ESL languages. Includes a text translator, film-based learning and free mobile apps. Create an account to track your progress on this resource, or use your Rhode Island public library card to use as a guest.
Mobile Device Users: Get the Free App
icon-pointsofview Points of View Reference Center
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
TutorLogo Tutor.com
Tutor.com provides live tutoring & homework help and test preparation to kindergarten through 12th grade students, plus early college students and adult learners in more than 40 subjects. Tutor is available 7 days a week from 2pm – 10pm.
icon-Udemy Udemy
Improve your career skills or further develop a personal interest with access to more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses. Explore the many options across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more, taught by world-class instructors. First time use: You must enter your Ocean State Libraries card number to create a Udemy account. 
World Book Web & Digital Libraries
Premier online reference suite includes articles & current news, historic & primary source documents, atlases & maps, timelines, literary works & more.


Genealogy & Local History

icon-Ancestry2 Ancestry.com Library Edition
Discover your family history and research your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.  Access to Ancestry.com is available from inside the library only.
Flickr-Logo Flickr Collection of Pawtucket Photos
The Library has a substantial collection of photographs, a significant portion of these photographs have been digitized and are available on the Library's Flickr Page.  As policy photographs that have already been scanned and made available online are not generally made available to patrons in person in order to preserve the physical photographs from damage.  We've also compiled a Flickr Cheatsheet to help you navigate through the Library's photo collection on Flickr
heritagehub HeritageHub
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. Includes Providence Journal Obituaries previously accessible in a separate database. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)

Newspapers & Journals

icon-ebsco EBSCOhost Database Collection
Search many databases at once. List of links to all EBSCO reference and research databases. Provides access to articles, magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, pamphlets, etc. covering all subject areas.
icon-biography Biography Reference Center
Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, business, sports, entertainment & more.
icon-consumerhealth Consumer Health Complete
Provides access to easily understandable health and medical information.
icon-ebsco Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports magazine is published by a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.
History Reference Center
Comprehensive history database designed for secondary through undergraduate college research. History Reference Center is the world’s most comprehensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and nonfiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, and contains more than 61,100 historical documents; more than 66,000 historical biographies; more than 110,200 photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video. 
icon-masterfile MasterFILE Premier
Magazine, newspaper, general reference, business, health, education, general interest, general science, multicultural issues and more. Reference books, biographies, primary source documents.
Updated daily. Available in 13 languages.
icon-medline MEDLINE
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

icon-PLDN Pawtucket Library Digital Newspapers (PLDN)
This collection includes the Pawtucket Times from 1886-1976 and the Pawtucket Gazette & Chronicle from 1825-1912.
The Pawtucket Times from 1968-June 1982 may only be accessed from inside the Library through this site.
Note: Words in the search summaries may appear jumbled due to the age of the edition. This does not affect the quality of the search and the actual newspaper article will display properly.
icon-pawtuckettimes The (Pawtucket) Times: June 10, 2008 - October 31, 2023
Full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Times. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Updated daily. Pawtucket Library card required for remote access. Publishing note: On November 1, 2023 the Pawtucket Times and the Woonsocket Call merged into one newspaper called The Blackstone Valley's Call & Times. This Newsbank database also includes the issues of the Blackstone Vallye's Call & Times from November 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.
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The Blackstone Valley's Call & Times: January 2024 - Current
Explore Woonsocket and Pawtucket local history, news, and events.  On November 1, 2023 the Pawtucket Times and The Woonsocket Call merged into the newspaper now called The Blackstone Valley's Call & Times. Note: To access issues of the Call & Times from November 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023, please search the Newsbank collection labeled The Times June 10, 2008-October 31, 2023.
icon-valleybreeze The Valley Breeze Pawtucket Edition: August 19, 2009 – Current
Full-text weekly newspaper serving the cities and towns of Northern Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley.
(Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
icon-providencejournal Providence Journal December 23, 1981 – Current
Full-text articles from this daily Rhode Island newspaper on local news, sports, politics, opinion, events, food, restaurants and more. Full-color images are included from 2017-today. Web-only articles are included from 2016-today. Updated daily. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
newsbank-logo-small Newsbank Combined Search
Search Newsbank's collections for Pawtucket Times, Valley Breeze, Providence Journal & Heritage Hub all on one page.


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