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Full-text access to 26 Rhode Island news sources, including: The Brown Daily Herald, The Call (Woonsocket), The Chariho Times, The Coventry Courier, The East Greenwich Pendulum, The Good Five Cent Cigar, The Kent County Daily Times, The Narragansett Times, The North Providence Breeze, The Providence Journal, The Standard-Times (North Kingstown), The Times (Pawtucket), The Valley Breeze & Observer (Smithfield), and The Westerly Sun.
Global black studies collection that focuses on the migrations, communities, and ideologies of people of African descent. Includes primary source documents, including books, government documents, personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera from the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France as well as video content.
Full-text historical periodicals digitized from the collection of the American Antiquarian Society.
Publications of a range of North American indigenous communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016.
DIY auto repair. Select year, make, model, and build of a car and view related repair manuals.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.
Comprehensive reference resource in the physical sciences, consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units.
Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community. Covers 1954-2015.
Database containing authoritative information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.
OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Provides citations and links to graduate research from the early 20th century to the present.
Authoritative research guides to the current scholarship across a wide variety of subject areas, written and reviewed by academic experts. URI offers access to the following bibliographies: African American Studies; Criminology; International Relations; Islamic Studies; Medieval Studies; and Renaissance and Reformation.
Online access to the Providence Journal from 1829 to present. Searchable page image available for 1829-1982 and 2017 to present. Full text available from 1981 to present.
Comprehensive international database of publications on music from the 19th century to the present. Includes full-text content from more than 200 periodicals.
Films of performances of Shakespeare plays by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Includes these 17 plays: Richard II; Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Henry V; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Love's Labour’s Lost; Love's Labour’s Won ("Much Ado About Nothing"); The Merchant of Venice; Othello; Hamlet; King Lear; Cymbeline; The Tempest; Titus Andronicus; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra; Coriolanus.
Technology and business ebooks, case studies, videos, and learning paths. To access content, enter your e-mail address. You will be granted temporary access from the device and browser used that will expire after 3 days, and you will be emailed an invitation to create a permanent O'Reilly Safari account. You are not required to create a permanent account unless you want to use personalized features or the smart phone app version, "Safari Queue". If you have previously created a permanent O'Reilly Safari account, click on the link labeled "Already a user? Click here." If you are a URI guest, use the email address For help, contact
Women and Social Movements Library focuses on women’s public activism globally, from 1600 to the present. Created through a collaboration with leading historians, the collection contains nearly 400,000 pages of primary source documents and more than 200 related scholarly essays interpreting these sources.

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