General Databases

JSTOR: Provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Log In

The New York Times Historical Newspapers: Provides access through ProQuest Research Library to full-text historical New York Times articles from 1851 through the present. Visit Site 


Project MUSE: Provider of authoritative humanities and social science books and journals from more than 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Log In 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: Has more than 120,000 articles that are updated regularly. Includes daily features, updates, and links to news reports from the BBC as well as The New York Times. Visit Site

Oxford English Dictionary Online: Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words. Visit Site

Newport Historical Society Digital Resources: Digital resources from the Newport Historical Society, including access to the Newport History magazine, the Gladys Online Collections Database, and Newport History videos. Visit Site

Rhode Island Historical Society: Contains records for all genres of the Society’s collections, including books, objects, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, paintings, film, textiles, pamphlets, and broadsides. School library access only. See librarian.

AskRI: The following databases are available to students through AskRI, Rhode Island’s Online Reference Center. Visit Site

AtoZ Databases: Provides details on every business and every household within the U.S. Great for marketing research. Available through AskRI. Visit Site

Biography Reference Center: Over 436,000 biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies. In addition to keyword searching, you can browse categories, like occupation, nationality, and more than 30 genre categories. Available through AskRI. Visit Site

The following are all available through EBSCO Host/ ASKRI.ORG – Visit Site

Academic Search Elite: Contains full text for scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, trade publications and book reviews on a range of subjects. 

Consumer Health Complete: A comprehensive resource that supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness. 

GreenFILE: Focusing on human impact to the environment, the collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles including content on global warming, green building, pollution, recycling, and more. 

History Reference Center: Offers the full text of history reference books, history periodicals, historical documents, and biographies of historical figures. 

Literary Reference Center: Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. 

MasterFILE Premier: Multidisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications. Updated daily. 

MEDLINE: Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, and much more. 

NoveList Plus: Provides readers’ advisory for fiction titles. It includes “Grab and Go” booklists. Recommended Reads, and more.