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 – Library Edition  The premier genealogy database. Available in library only.

Mango Languages  Learn a language on your PC or use the mobile app. Choose from over 60 languages.

New! Fold3 Library Edition  Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Part of’s collection of online resources. Available in library only.

New! Morningstar Investment Research Center  A comprehensive, up-to-date investment tool. Get data and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds, or obtain data on a particular industry.


Novelist Plus  A readers’ advisory solution for both fiction and nonfiction lovers. Answers the question: “What should I read next?”

Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

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 Premier  Search for current and past articles from Consumer Reports, Time, Redbook and many more popular magazines.

New York Times (1980-present)

New York Times Historical (1851-2007)

Providence Journal (1980-present)

Newport Mercury (1748-1846)

Rhode Island Historical Newspapers (18th and 19th centuries)

See also our Local History page for Newport Daily News holdings.