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Government & Legal
|RI.gov – Official Rhode Island Government website|
|IdentityTheft.gov – Provided by the Federal Trade Commission|
|Congress – Go to the source of all legislation|
|Black’s Law Dictionary – Free Online Legal Dictionary|
|Copyright.gov – The United States Copyright Office|
|Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.|
|United Way of Rhode Island 2-1-1 – Connect you with social services and aid|
Online Newspapers & Magazines
|Narragansett Times – Find information on community issues and events, education, government, people in the news and more from 2008 – Current.|
|Advantage Preservation – View the Narragansett Times Historical Archives from 1860-1896.
|America’s News – Find information on national issues and events, government, homework help and more including the Narragansett Times, Providence Journal, USA Today and others.|
Jobs & Employment
Health & Wellness
|Find Healthcare Providers in Rhode Island – Look here for licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practicing in the state.|
|Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke – Provided by the National Institute of Health|
|National Cancer Institute Publications Locator – Cancer and its treatments|
|Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease – Links to help you protect your assets|
|MedlinePlus – Provided by the National Library of Medicine|
|PDR.net – the online version of the PDR. The print books are no longer being updated. Also check out PDR+ for an easier to read drug reference.
|Merck Manuals – Provides an easy-to-read reference guide to various medical topics.
|Diabetes Tools & Resources – Provided by the American Heart Association|
|Healthy Living – Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
|PubMed – 27 million citations from MEDLINE, life science journals, and books|
| GHP Salem Press – On-line access to some of our print reference books. Use your library card to access this site. (Includes Magill’s Medical Guide)
|LearningExpress – Resources for everyone from elementary school students to adult job seekers. Practice your math or grammar skills, prepare for the SAT, study for exams such as CDL or cosmetology. Brush up on your interview skills or business writing. Prepare for your U.S. Citizenship exam. There is something for everyone in this database! Accessible from the library or from a home computer with your library card.|
|Universal Class – Universal Class has a PowerPoint tutorial with the distinct look and feel of an online university. Though it is not an accredited online college, once you sign up and enroll, you are on your way to mastering subjects like Microsoft PowerPoint and even earning continuing education units, or CEUs. Universal Class is an authorized provider for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, or IACET. Classes are free for Narragansett patrons. Use your Narragansett library card to access this site.|
|Mango Languages – Mango languages is an online learning tool with basic and complete languages courses for over 20 different languages. Mango also offers English as a Second Language course for speakers of other languages. Create an account to keep track of your progress and to pick up where you left off.|
|Duolingo is a free science-based language education platform.|
|AskRI.org – Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center|
|America’s News – Find information on national issues and events, government, homework help and more including the Narragansett Times, Providence Journal, USA Today and others.
|Library Spot – Encyclopedic libraries, a reading room with all kinds of publications, and an online reference desk|
|GHP Salem Press – On-line access to some of our print reference books. Use your library card to access this site.|
|The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.|
|The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. This includes style guides for both MLA, APA, Chicago, and AMA.|
|http://www.fueleconomy.gov/ features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers fuel-saving tips. It also contains vehicle-specific air pollution emissions information and safety ratings and provides links to car buying websites.|
|Ancestry.com Library Edition – Ancestry.com is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Access is free from within our library.|
|Cyndy’s List – A very comprehensive list of sites including cemeteries, military, newspapers, societies, churches and more.|
|Census Online has grown from 25 links to nearly 40,000 and serves as the internet’s primary starting point for locating online census transcriptions.|
|Death Indexes – Online searchable death indexes and records listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, porbate indexes and cemetery and burial records.|
|FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service – Search the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints extensive archives.|
|National Archives – Online catalogs, brochures and guidelines for using the Archives and their holdings.|
|Rhode Island Geneaology Society – RIGS is focused on helping our members research their ancestors and preserve their family histories.|
|Find A Grave – See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world. Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add ‘virtual flowers’ and a note to a loved one’s grave, etc.|
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