Databases

Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.

AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.

Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes approximately 26,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to the present.

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. 

Connect one-on-one with a live career coach. Get feedback on your resume and cover letters online. 

Remote Users: Enter your 14-digit Jamestown Library Card number. 

Access easy-to-understand consumer health and medical information. Provides basic medical definitions and basic overviews of health-related topics.

Magazine, newspaper and professional journal articles, general reference books, primary source documents, and more. 
Includes Consumer Reports.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures.

Tutor.com provides online tutors for all subjects and grade levels.

Remote Users: Enter your 14-digit Jamestown Library Card number.

Jamestown Press is the local newspaper for Jamestown Rhode Island. features obituaries, does not include Police notices or advertising.

Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.

Comprehensive literary database, with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. It combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs.

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. 

Recommended fiction reading lists for adults, teens and kids. Includes the most comprehensive guide to fiction series, author read-alikes, genre outlines, discussion guides, award lists & more.

Includes a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Covers hundreds of topics and includes an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Full text of popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, with easy-to-read entries written specifically for kids.

Provides access to the Providence Journal newspaper, and includes access to Providence Journal Obituaries & Death Notices, December, 1981- Present.
Remote Users: Enter your 14-digit Jamestown Library card number.

Connects you to education and career resources from WaytoGoRI, AskRI, EmployRI, Network RI, RIDE and more. Includes valuable state and web resources. 

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.