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Online Databases

Access Newswires - A full-text collection of current and archived articles from key domestic newswires. Millennium OPAC

AtoZ Databases - Seach for and create mailing lists for 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents of the United States

Little Pim - Foreign language learning for little ones.
America’s Obituaries and Death Notices - A collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of US newspapers. Literary Reference Center - Search by author, title, genre, time period
America’s News - Archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. New England Historic Genealogic Society - Access to all of their databases, 14 simultaneous users.
Ancestry Library Edition - Genealogy database replacing Ancestry Plus.  Site license. NoveList - Search for fiction and non-fiction books with similar styles, plots, etc.
Auto Repair Reference Center Reader's Advisory Tools - Check out some of these great tools that you can use when helping a patron find a good book to read
Consumer Health Complete Tumble Books - Online books and games for kids.
CultureGrams OnlineThe great reference book online. Covers 200 different cultures. Universal Class for Libraries - With a growing catalog of over 540 video-based courses with real instructors, Universal Class is free to library patrons either within the library or from home. 
EBSCO - Links to all EBSCO databases, incl. Consumer Health, Kids Search, NoveList, and Auto Repair. Click on the EBSCOhost link to see ALL databases. The Valley Breeze - Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Valley Breeze.
HeritageQuest Online - Genealogy database. The Woonsocket Call - Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Woonsocket Call.
Learning Express - Online access to practice tests for college entrance, professions and more World Book Online
Ocean State Libraries Sites
OSL Connects - Look for OSL messages, meetings, agendas, minutes and OSL Library information here. This is the place for OSL info!
Library Websites - Links to websites of other members of the consortium
Other Useful Sites
Amazon.com EKrooms - in-house booking for rooms and equipment OLIS - State Library info, incl. continuing education programs
AskRI - resources for RI libraries Email - check you library email from any PC. Login with your email address and password. Tales from the Cumberland Public Library - share praise from the patrons about their library-related experiences. Just login and post a blog entry about it.
Baker & Taylor - need username and login eZone Content Reserve - order ebooks, audiobooks, music and videorecordings for the Overdrive system Town Hall Telephone Numbers
Community Resources Ingram's Ipage - when you can't find it on B&T! Town of Cumberland
Reader's Advisory Tools
a.k.a. (Also Known As) - Check out the various pseudonyms for just about any author Fantastic Fiction - With bibliographies for about 30,000 authors and information about over 350,000, users can search by award, country, series name, years iof publication, and format. Readers Advisor Online - A great blog that also collects many, many subject-themed booklists for those looking for readalikes
Book Browse - A great site that has access to newsletters and a searchable database of books. FICTION-L - The Morton Grove Public Library has used this discussion list to create booklists that can be used for Reader's Advisory or book displays. What Should I Read Next -The Kanses Public LIbary has created this user-generated site that suggests readalikes to any title you enter.
Early Word - Random House has created this site to track what great books are coming out soon from all publishers Gnooks - This site allows you to create literature maps to find out which authors are like your favorite writers. What's Next - The Kent District Library has built this database so you can track the books in your favorite series and their order.
Early Word - Radio & TV - Did you hear about a great book on one of your favorite shows? This site lists them all here! NoveList - search for fiction and non-fiction books with similar styles, plots, etc. Which Book? - Use a set of sliders relating to plot, setting, and writing style categories to get suggestions of titlesin which you might be interested.