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  • AskRI is Rhode Island's online resource center and offers databases, including some of the below, that are free to all RI residents. logo
  • provides online, on-demand academic tutoring, homework help, and test preparation to students grades K-12, plus early college students and adult learners. Tutors are available 7 days a week, 2-10 pm. Need homework help? may be your best friend.



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  • Visit Udemy for thousands of up-to-date online video courses. User ratings mean that you'll be able to find the best content on a wide range of topics, including art, technology, business, personal development, and more. Want to learn creative writing or computer programming and don't know where to start? Give Udemy a try. A Microsoft or Google account is required to create a login for this service. 



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  • Use Flipster to view complete issues of popular magazines in your web browser. For mobile devices, download the Flipster app.



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  • Visit Auto Repair Source for accurate and up-to-date OEM service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Search by year, make, and model to view technical service bulletins, component location diagrams, wiring diagrams, DTCs, part numbers, and more.



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  • Visit LearningExpress Library for practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and other information to enhance academic or workplace proficiencies. Practice tests include PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GMAT, LCAT, MCAT, PCAT, GRE, GED, and more.  Also find resources for workforce training, professional licensing exams, and adult education. Registration is required to access most content and to keep track of your progress.



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  • Love fiction? Then you'll love Novelist, an award-winning reader's advisory service. Browse book lists and genre headings, and search for books matching your favorite reads by theme, setting, storyline, writing style, and more. Great for book clubs, teachers, and librarians too.



Points of View Reference Center
  • Points of View Reference Center is just that, offering rich content on multiple sides of an issue to help students (and others) understand controversial issues, develop analytical thinking skills, and assess and develop persuasive arguments.



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  • Google Scholar is the world's most popular search engine for academic researchers. Locate citations and full-text sources and use the handy citation tool to save you time. Great for students but also extremely useful for anyone looking for peer-reviewed literature in any subject.



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  • Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Use the popular Wayback Machine to view old webpages. Especially nostalgic for the early days of the Internet!



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  • MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Find high-quality, trusted, and easy to understand information on any health or wellness topic, free of advertising.