Online Resources

Databases by Subject
Databases by Name A-Z
E-Reference Collection


Featured Databases:



AskRI: Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center



Homework Help RI is available every day from 2-10pm. Be matched with a live tutor for all subject areas and grade levels, including AP.
Assistance also offered in Adult Education (GED and citizenship), College Center, Career Center and Proofpoint Writing Center.
This is a wonderful resource! Try it out!
CultureGrams Online Cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
To sign on from home, use the Login ID: georgehail/welcome

STUDENTS, START HERE:
For academic articles for research papers: use these links to the Ebsco databases, MasterFile Premier and Academic Search Elite.
To see articles about two sides of current issues, look at Points of View Reference Center. You can get articles on both sides of a topic for your research paper.


Databases by Subject

Automobiles
Auto Repair Reference Center

Biography
Biography Collection Complete

Books & Reading
Literary Reference Center - source for literary criticisms
NoveList - learn more about authors, book series, and genres

Business Information
A to Z Databases - find contact information and more about 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

Children
CultureGrams Online - cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. To sign on from home, use the Login ID: georgehail/welcome

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids (from the library)

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids (from home)

Homework Help Rhode Island
- one-on-one tutoring available from 2-10pm, for children in all grades and adult learners, as well as a Career Center for adults.

Kids Search
- Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8

Searchasaurus - a specialty database from Ebsco designed for elementary age students. It contains an encyclopedia anddictionary, as well as magazine databases suited for primary and middle school students.

Student Research Center - geared to students in grades 6-12. 

Tumblebook Library for Kids - a wonderful online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

World Book Online
- The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

Education & Careers
ERIC (Ebsco)
Homework Help Rhode Island

Learning Express

Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (from inside the library)
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (from home)
World Book Online

Genealogy
American Ancestors - databases of the New England Historical Genealogical Society (only inside the library)
Ancestry - Library Edition (only accessible from the library)
Heritage Quest Online* (inside the library)
Heritage Quest Online (from home)


Health & Medicine
Consumer Health Complete - Provides access to easily understandable, reliable health and medical information.
MEDLINE - U.S. National Library of Medicine database
Medline Plus -
user-friendly health information also provided by the National Library of Medicine

Salem Press E-Book Titles:
Magill’s Medical Guide 7th Edition & Psychology and Mental Health

History
History Reference Center

Salem Press E-Book Titles:
Milestone Documents in American History: Exploring the Primary Sources that Shaped America
Milestone Documents of American Leaders: Exploring the Primary Sources of Notable Americans


Language Learning
Mango Language Learning

Magazines & Journals
Academic Search Elite
MasterFile Premier
Points of View Reference Center


Professional Literature
Library, Information Sciences & Technology Abstracts

Science
Academic Search Premier
Green FILE
Marshall Cavendish Digital - Growing up with Science- science research for children

Salem Press E-Book Title:
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues

Test Prep
Learning Express

All EBSCO databases
EBSCOhost Web Search Menu

Search multiple databases at the same time to increase search results, including Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and History Reference Center, and Biography Center Complete.

Databases by Name A-Z

EBSCOhost Web Search Menu (all EBSCO databases)

Academic Search Elite

Ancestry - Library Edition (only available in the library)

Auto Repair Reference Center

Biography Collection Complete

CultureGrams Online Cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. To sign on from home, use the Login ID: georgehail/welcome

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (from inside the library)

Encyclopedia Britannica
Online (from home)

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia


Green FILE

Heritage Quest Online* (inside the library)

Heritage Quest Online (from home)

History Reference Center

Homework Help Rhode Island

Kids Search

Learning Express

Library, Information Sciences & Technology Abstracts

Literary Reference Center

Mango Languages

MasterFile Premier

MEDLINE

Middle Search Plus

Novelist

Points of View Reference Center

Primary Search

Student Research Center

Teacher Reference Center

Topic Search

Tumblebook Library for Kids

World Book Online

 

E-Reference Collection

Reference books available both in print in the library's reference collection, and in an online format.
To access each title, click on the link. To log on from home, you will need your George Hail Library library card number.

American History

Milestone Documents in American History and Milestone Documents of American Leaders
inside library
outside library

Milestone Documents in American History
Exploring the Primary Sources that Shaped America

A unique and innovative approach to history reference. The four-volume set covers more than 130 iconic primary source documents from the Revolutionary era to the present day. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.

Milestone Documents of American Leaders
Exploring the Primary Sources of Notable Americans


The second title in our groundbreaking Milestone Documents series, this four-volume set offers a unique biographical approach to the study of primary source documents, with entries devoted to a diverse array of key figures from American history. From U.S. presidents and other government figures to influential private citizens, Milestone Documents of American Leaders features important full-text sources written by the people who shaped the nation.

 

Medical Reference Books

Magill’s Medical Guide 7th Edition & Psychology and Mental Health
inside library
outside library

Magill’s Medical Guide 7th Edition

Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

This edition includes 70 "In the News" sidebars that evaluate media stories about ongoing research and experimental treatments. These boxes both highlight the latest information and provide readers with a critical view of popular reports that may (or may not) prove crucial to the future understanding and treatment of certain medical conditions. The topics covered include chemotherapy targeting cancer stem cells, the Accord Trial concerning cardiovascular risks for type 2 diabetes, and new screening methods for Down syndrome.


Psychology and Mental Health

This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions, all in a simple, easy to use A-Z format.

The publication of this five-volume set represents a substantial revision and update of Magill's Encyclopedia of Social Science: Psychology. The new encyclopedia covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology but also diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues, including many popular concepts.

Science

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
inside library
outside library

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues

An up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment.

A revised edition of Salem's Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues (2000), this four-volume set assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.

 
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