General Reference & Information Resources


The Library Spot


Fast Facts: Almanacs/Factbooks/Statistical Reports& Related Reference Tools
Information Please Almanac


AskRI is the online portal for all services of the Statewide Reference Resource Center at Providence Public Library, supported by state funding provided via the Office of Library and Information Services(RIGL 29-6-9)


Associations on the Net (Internet Public Library)


Biography Resources (Internet Public Library)

Books – For Sale and in Libraries

Amazon Books
Barnes & Noble
Brown University(Josiah)
HELIN (Rhode Island Higher Education Library Information Network)
Massachusetts Libraries
Public Libraries, Rhode Island 

Business Directories and Information Resources

Business Resources of the Providence Public Library
Hoover's Online -- database of over 10,000 companies
Thomas Register 
Wall Street Research Net-- 14,000 companies plus additional business and economic information

Calculation and Conversion Tools

Common Weights And Measures 
The Inflation Calculator
USA Today Calculators 


American FactFinder 
Population Reference Bureau (PRB) 
RI Census
Statistical Abstract of the United States 

Computers & the Internet

The Computer Information Center 
Computer Magazines
Computer & Internet Resources (Internet Public Library)
Refdesk, index of quality Internet sites 


United States Copyright Office

Countries of the World

CIA World Factbook 
Library of Congress Country Studies 
U.S. Department of State Background Notes 


The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd ed 
Dictionary Resources (Internet Public Library) 
Roget's Thesaurus 


ABLEDATA: Assistive Technology for the Disabled
ADA Homepage
RI Disability Resources on the Internet
Talking Books Library

Document Conservation and Preservation 

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Disaster and Preservation Planning for Libraries


AskERIC Home Page
Department of Education
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 


The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition (Infoplease)
Encyclopedia Resources (Internet Public Library)
Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The Foundation Center

Health and Medicine

Health and Medical Sciences Resources (Internet Public Library)
Medline -- medical information provided by the community of science
Medline Plus


Library of Congress
Statewide Reference Resource Center - AskRI
Rhode Island Libraries
Rhode Island State Library
Rhode Island State Law Library

Magazine/Journal Articles

Ingenta  -- periodical index and table of contents database 
PubMed -- includes document delivery for a fee 


Emerald ManagementFirst

Maps and Atlases

Maps & Atlas Resources (Internet Public Library)


Boston Globe Online
New York Times
Providence Journal
Online Newspapers (Internet Public Library)

Parliamentary Procedure

Cagle's Parliamentary Procedure


Pathfinders (Internet Public Library)

Phone Books

The Library Spot


Quotations Resources (Internet Public Library)

Style and Writing Guides

Citation Machine
Citing Electronic Resources
EasyBib -- Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Generator
Grammar and Style Notes
RefWorks -- Online bibliographic management program
Writer's Handbook

Wise Old Sayings

Wise Old Sayings - Wise old sayings and quotes gathered from all over the world.
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