Friendly teen librarians at the Newport Public Library have culled our on-line resource collection to find what’s most useful to you. Here they are, by category.
Some links are just for fun
Academic Search Elite – In-depth research projects search over 8,200 academic and scholarly journals.
Library of Congress – Digital collection
Learning Express – Lets you achieve your educational and career goals! Each center has the tools you need for success – practice tests and entrance exams for both educational and career institutions, skill-building exercises, interactive tutorials, ebooks, and expert strategies and advice. Take practice tests for the SAT’s, to get your GED, nursing exams, military exams, and many more careers! You will need a RI college or public library card to access this database from outside the library.
MasterFile Premier – General topics and school assignments. Search over 1,950 popular magazines and journals. This resource also contains biographies, primary sources and an image collection.
Middle Search Plus – Provides full-text articles from magazines for middle and junior high school students. Content includes biographies, historical essays, student pamphlets, primary source documents, etc. Materials come with reading level indicators.
Point of View Reference Center – Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
Explora for Secondary Schools – Designed for kids in grades 6-12 and allows them to choose to research in a multitude of formats and categories, including Arts & Literature, Biographies, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science/Math.
Encyclopedia Britannica – An expanded version of their website offering the COMPLETE CONTENT of this classic encyclopedia.
Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia – The online F&W Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 entries, covering a variety of subject areas.
World Book – An online, interactive complement to World Book’s popular print reference set.
New York Times – Historical – Provides full-text access to back issues of the paper (1851-2013). Content is searchable by keyword, author, article title, and first paragraph (abstract); it includes illustrations and advertisements. (Note: this publication’s title changed from The New York Daily Times to The New York Times in 1857.) An NPL barcode (the 14-digit number on the back of your library card) is required to access this resource remotely.
Newport Mercury – Articles and information from 1758-1846.
Newspapers.com – Access to past editions of newspapers from the United States and abroad; including Newport Daily News. Search or browse the collection of 4,200+ titles to find news reports, notices of births/marriages/deaths, sports headlines, comics, and more. An NPL barcode (the 14-digit number on the back of your library card) is required to access this resource remotely. Please click here to access newspapers.com from inside the library.
Providence Journal (1983-Present) – Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Providence Journal. Updated daily, it includes editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. An NPL barcode (the 14-digit number on the back of your library card) is required to access this resource remotely.
RI Historical Newspapers – Newspapers printed in RI between 1732 and 1921. Newport Mercury and Providence Journal are part of this database.
Books & Biographies
American National Biography – Offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation.
Biography Reference Center – Lets you locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication, and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, authors, current world leaders, explorers, and scientists.
Literary Reference Center – Comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It combines information from respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from the publisher.
Federal Depository Library Program – Basic Collection – Provides access to key sources of information about the workings of the United States federal government.
Library of Congress – Digital collection
GreenFILE – Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records.
History Reference Center – Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Mango Languages – Online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. You can gain a very basic understanding of the language or progress up through more challenging levels. Mango languages also provides a translator page.
Rosetta Stone – Interactive language learning program focusing on visual and auditory lessons; pictures and sounds are presented in real-world contexts, with no translation. An NPL barcode (the 14-digit number on the back of your library card) is required to access this resource remotely.
Topic Search – Current events database that allows you to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics from today’s classrooms.
Auto Repair Reference Center – The (ARRC) database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market. The database covers more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present. Content includes millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance), Diagnostic information and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Consumer Reports is available through MasterFile Premier
Just for Fun
Ezone for Teens – Downloadable e-books and audiobooks
NoveList – Guide to fiction reading. Find book awards lists, author biographies and personalized recommendations based on authors, series and subjects you enjoy.
Hoopla – a full range of digital content; books, movies & music.