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Research Databases A-Z

* Database requires a Pawtucket Public Library card for remote access

America's News Magazines

Access news magazines including National Review, Newsweek Global, Parenting, Science News and many popular titles. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)**

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.
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-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.
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-ezone E-Zone Downloadable Media

Checkout and download audiobooks and ebooks from home with a valid Pawtucket Public Library card. You must have a computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of digital materials you wish to check out. Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site.**
icon-historyref History Reference Center

Comprehensive history database designed for secondary through undergraduate college research.**
icon-Kanopy2 Kanopy Movies

Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ?  titles 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-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.

Remote Users: At login enter your OSL library card number.

When you use Learning Express Library for the first time you will have to create a personal account by selecting "new user" and registering a username and password.**
icon-literaryreference Literary Reference Center

Comprehensive database that includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, poems, short stories, classic novels and more.

TIP: For Classics click on Browse Works and select Full Text Classics from the drop-down menu.**
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.

Remote Users: At login enter your OSL library card number.Mobile Device Users: Get the Free App **
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-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.**
icon-PLDN Pawtucket Library Digital Newspapers (PLDN)

This growing Pawtucket Library Digital Newspaper collection includes articles published in the Pawtucket Times newspaper from 1886 to 1951. Additional years will be added as funding, grants and donations allow. Please note that search results may appear to contain misspellings and jumbled words due to the age of some of the editions. This does not affect the quality of the search results or the image of the actual newspaper article.**
icon-pawtuckettimes The (Pawtucket) Times: June 10, 2008 - Current

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)**

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-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.**

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. Updated daily. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)**

icon-providencejournal Providence Journal Obituaries & Death Notices

Obituaries and death notices from the Providence Journal (1980 to today). An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)**

pic-tumblebooks 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)**

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.**
icon-worldbook3 World Book Web & Digital Libraries

Premier online reference suite includes articles & current news, historic & primary source documents, atlases & maps, timelines, literary works & more.**


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