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Scholarly resource provides indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.
Web portal providing access to over 50,000 hours of public television and radio programming aired over the past 70 years. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.
Access books, video tutorials, and lesson files for learning digital design software, office applications, and web coding skills. This resource is available from inside the library only.
Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.
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.
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Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. Auto Repair Source features content from the original equipment manufacturers, including step-by-step repair procedures with supporting images, maintenance schedules, and diagnostic trouble codes so users can accurately diagnose, repair and maintain their vehicle.
Biography Reference Center contains biographical full text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals—providing the most current coverage of an individual’s life and work.
Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
Reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
Online archive featuring keyword searchable local history collections. Includes Cranston Herald and other historic newspapers from 1885-1975. Additional newspaper archives from 1976-2020 are available separately from inside the library only. Powered by Advantage Preservation and funded by the Champlin Foundation.
Digital archive of Cranston Herald and other historic local newspapers from 1976-2020. Must be accessed from inside the library. Additional archives from 1885-1975 available separately. Powered by Advantage Preservation and funded by the Champlin Foundation.
Free DMV practice tests for every state. Includes car, motorcycle, and commercial driving license practice tests and manuals.
Provides access to education literature and resources included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.
Free, self-guided courses to help you learn the essential skills needed to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.
GotResumeBuilder.com is a free resume builder service. Simply create resume content with a step-by-step writing guide, select a design template, and download your resume in multiple formats.
A comprehensive full text history reference database. Features full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers as well as full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals. The database also contains more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, 110,200 historical photos and maps and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Stream movies, music albums, and audiobooks with your Cranston Public Library card. Borrow up to 5 Instant title(s) each month.
Job & Career Accelerator puts everything you need to land a job in one place. You can: Explore over 1,000 different occupations, discover the career that’s best for you, search local and national job and internship postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills and more!
Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 films including quality documentaries, feature films, international language films and training videos from producers including PBS, BBC, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses and thousands of independent filmmakers. Films can be streamed via cranstonlibrary.kanopy.com or by downloading the Kanopy mobile app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, or Chromecast. Log in using your Cranston Public Library card and receive 8 FREE play credits each month.
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
This guide presents freely accessible information resources on improving and maintaining cognitive (brain) functioning and encouraging brain-healthy behaviors for Rhode Island's senior population. The project is a collaboration of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College and Age-Friendly Rhode Island which have teamed up to provide both a platform and presentations on brain health information resources.
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. It combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device.
One of the world's most widely used medical resources.
Thousands of topics in all veterinary fields.
Have you read everything by your favorite author? Use Author Read-alikes to locate other authors and titles of interest or search for fiction by topic. NoveList also includes full-text searchable book reviews, annotations, genre- and theme-based book lists, award lists, and book discussion guides.
The largest current English dictionaries and thesaurus, as well as helpful tips on grammar, usage, spelling, and more.
Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
ProvLibDigital.org is the online home of the digital collections for the Providence Public Library and includes more than 14,000 images.
PLOS is a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license.
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)
Database of RI Historical Cemeteries maintained by the RI Historical Cemeteries Commission.
Archive of the Bridge, the Pawtuxet Village Association's official newsletter from 1986 - present. Search articles and photos documenting the history of the Pawtuxet Village National Historic District.
Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available 2:00pm – 10:00pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7. Login from anywhere using your Cranston Public Library card.
Udemy can help 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.
The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.