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Online Databases

Access Newswires - A full-text collection of current and archived articles from key domestic newswires. Newswires often cover news that local papers do not, providing authoritative, award winning reporting on local, national and international people, issues and events. Access U.S. Newswires includes content from such leading newswires as the Associated Press, Scripps Howard News Services, McClatchy-Tribune Wire Service, Copley News Service, PR Newswire and Financial wire. 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 - Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Literary Reference Centersearch by author, title, genre, time period
America’s News - Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. 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.