Research Databases

Discover your ancestor’s census records, look up a phone number, or search for millions of articles in journals, magazines, and encyclopedias.

Find a complete list of databases in the column to the right. Need help? Ask a librarian.

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Databases and Web Sites by Subject

Some resources are available from any computer connected to the internet, others will require you to enter your Newport Public Library card number. A few resources are only available in the library.

Business

Encyclopedia of Small Business

Newport Chamber of Commerce

Providence Business News

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Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Britannica (in library)(from home)

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Encyclopedia of Small
Business

Shakespeare for Students

Reference Guide to World Literature

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia

World Book Online

 

Genealogy & History

Ancestry – Library Edition (in library only)

Biography Collection Complete

Heritage Quest (in library) (from home)

History Reference Center

New York Times Historical 1851-2007

Rhode Island Historical Newspapers

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Government

Federal Digital System (formerly GPO Access)

Browse the president’s Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2014

Library of Congress Thomas

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Health

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Medline

MedlinePLUS

Doc Finder – RI Department of Health

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Jobs & Employment

R. I. Department of Labor & Training

RIJobs.Com

Rhode Island Workers Compensation

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Law

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Newport Codified Ordinances

RI General Laws

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Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

Academic Search Elite

GreenFILE

MasterFile Premier

New York Times

New York Times Historical 1851-2007

Providence Journal

Newport Mercury (1748-1846)

Rhode Island Historical Newspapers