Fall Webinar Schedule and Text-a-Librarian!

Fall Webinar Line Up

It’s Back to School time and AskRI.org is ready to start the year off right! All Autumn long we’ll be offering webinars that will help you in assisting your students and patrons with AskRI.org resources.


Please join us for an informative webinar about Homework Help RI powered by Tutor.com. Learn what the service provides, how to answer your patrons’ questions about it and how to build awareness of it in your community. This is a must-see webinar for all library staff and teachers because everyone knows someone that will benefit from Homework Help RI and you’ll definitely want to spread the news!
9/22, 11AM
9/23, 3PM
9/24, 4PM
Register for a Tutor.com Webinar


Join us for a webinar introducing you to ProQuest’s African American Heritage and HeritageQuest Online database. Did you know that HeritageQuest Online is now powered by Ancestry.com? This webinar will walk you through all of the exciting changes. including the new search pages for the Census, Books, Revolutionary War, and Freedman’s Bank collections, new content, new Interactive Image Viewer and save/print/email tools, and the new Research Aids and Maps features. Add the session that works best for you to your calendar – registration links will be coming.
Oct. 7, 10:00 am
Oct. 20, 4:00 pm
Oct. 26, 12:00 noon

Learn more about Learning Express Library, a one-stop shop for practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and other information to enhance school, work or life proficiencies. While Learning Express offers practice tests for myriad educational exams for students from elementary school through graduate school, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GMAT, LCAT, MCAT, PCAT, GRE, GED and other standardized tests, it also offers services for adults looking to increase their job, career and educational skills.
Dates and Times TBD


By January, Explora will replace Searchasaurus, Kids Search and Student Research Center. The three new interfaces Schools – Explora for Primary Schools, Explora for Secondary Schools and Explora for Public Schools – use the same great EBSCO databases you’ve come to enjoy, just displayed in a new and improved interface. Learn all about Explora in this webinar.

Click a day and time to join that webinar.
11/9, 10AM
11/10, 3PM
11/12, 1PM


AskRI.org now offers reference service via SMS text message.

In addition to emailing and chatting with an AskRI.org reference librarian, you can now text your question to 401-608-1ASK (1275). Add that number to the contacts in your phone and AskRI.org will literally be available at your fingertips – no web surfing or emailing required. Standard text messages rates may apply; check with your carrier.

Ask a Librarian hours:
Monday & Wednesday 8:30am – 8:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm


Trouble Accessing an AskRI online resource? Has Your IP Address Changed?

AskRI works with vendors to ensure seamless access to our suite of online resources using geo-authentication. If your school or library IP address has changed this year, we need to know! Email us with any IP Address Changes or use our Technical Support Form.

Accessing Remotely? Out-of-State? No Problem!

Need a refresher on accessing AskRI resources when you’re away from the library or school? Check out our Remote Access Cheat Sheet!

Need to add the new Explora Links to your Website or LibGuides?

For consistent access, use our Links Page to update your pages with the most current links!

Get an AskRI.org care package!

Need some Mango bookmarks to have in your library or classroom? Some AskRI.org pens or Tutor.com pencils?

We have a supply of marketing material for individual resources and for AskRI.org in general. We’re happy to send out a smorgasbord of AskRI.org promotional material directly to you! Make your request using our Promotional Material Order Form and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Please note that mugs are of a very limited supply (we usually save those for in-person meetings), but bookmarks, pens, pencils and post-its are a-plenty!

Wish more parents, faculty, or staff knew about AskRI.org?

On the list of ways AskRI.org gets out the word out about our services, the most effective is heading out to libraries to talk about the databases and show off a bit. Just let us know where and when and we speak directly to the people who need to know about AskRI.org. Whether you’d like us to focus on one or two resources or do an overview of our entire suite of services is no problem!

Fill out our Book a Promotional Talk form to arrange a in-house visit.