Research

The Newport Public Library offers you a collection of books, online resources, magazines, newspapers, directories and indexes – and a staff ready and willing to help you with your information and research needs.

Please explore the links below, or Ask a Librarian for more assistance.

Library Databases

Discover your ancestor's census records, look up a phone number, or search for millions of articles in journals, magazines, and encyclopedias. Need help? Ask a librarian . Featured Databases AtoZ Databases  A national business and residential directory. Ancestry ...

Magazines and Newspapers

Academic Search Elite   This database covers nearly every area of academic study. Many journals are available in full-text including the British Journal of Psychology , Nursing & Health Sciences , Journal of Nutrition and many others. MasterFile ...

Selected Websites

Business Newport Chamber of Commerce Commerce RI Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Small Business Administration - RI Office Health MedlinePlus Health and Wellness Resource Center Find Healthcare Providers in Rhode...

Genealogy

Databases Ancestry - Library Edition is the premier online resource for genealogical research. Find census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, military records and more. Available from inside the library only. HeritageQuest is an...

Local History

Rhode Island Newspapers The library has back issues of the following local newspapers: Newport Daily News (1846 to the present) (microfilm) Newport Mercury (1758-1846) (online through Newsbank) Newport Mercury (1829 - 1863, missing years...

Ask a Librarian

Ask a question by e-mail: Submit a question by e-mail to the library at info@newportlibraryri.org. We will respond to information requests within 2 business days. Ask a question by phone: Call the library at 401-847-8720 ext. 208. We can check...