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Teen Read Week Bingo!

by John Bent

Teen Read Week starts this coming Sunday, Oct 7th. To celebrate Providence Public Library is offering a Teen Read Week Bingo game! Any student in grades 6 – 12 can participate. Just download the bingo board, choose your path and complete the reading task in the square. Students who get a “Bingo” will be entered […]

Goodbye Auto Reference Center, Hello AutoMate

by John Bent

Starting 9/1/2018 the Ebsco database, Auto Reference Center has been replaced with AutoMate. AutoMate is the result of a partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Motor Information Systems, the world’s premier supplier of automotive data for 100 years. AutoMate is a reference database that provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. AutoMate […] at RILINK 2018

by John Bent

In Case You Missed It had the pleasure of presenting at the 2018 RILINK conference on August 3rd. Our presentation, titled “Getting Creative with Resources” covered creative activities you can find in databases like World Book, EBSCO, and NoveList. If you were at the conference and would like a copy to refer […]

World Book moves to HTTPS

by John Bent

World Book has joined the growing ranks of sites that now use HTTPS to securely deliver web content. Due to the change from HTTP to HTTPS the URL used to geolocate users in Rhode Island has changed. This will take effect on March 1, 2018. The new URL is: If you offer a link […]

World Book Workshop and News

by John Bent

AskRI and World Book Workshops in April On April 12th and World Book will be holding a workshop at the Cranston Public Library. This workshop is designed for parents, teachers, and librarians who work with young learners and want a deeper understanding of World Books online tools. The workshop will cover World Book’s online […]

RI Teacherfest 2017

by John Bent

On August 8th AskRI had the pleasure of presenting at RI Teacherfest 2017. Our presentation, Ebsco Deep Dive, provided an under the hood guide to some easy-to-miss, but incredibly helpful, features found in Ebsco databases. Weren’t able to make our presentation or Teacherfest? No problem. Download a pdf of our talk here, or view the […]

Get ready…the solar eclipse is coming!

by John Bent
Solar Eclipse!

Get your NASA approved eclipse viewing glasses ready! A solar eclipse will be occurring on August 21st, 2017. This rare phenomenon is, obviously, going to be awesome and we want to help you get ready for this momentous event. Get your young learner(s) up to speed on the solar eclipse with these solar eclipse WebQuests […]

World Book introduces eBook downloads in the new eBooks app

by John Bent

World Book has recently released a new version of their eBooks app. The app is currently available for Apple (iPhone 6 and above, as well as iPad) and Android devices. Rather than being an update of the previous version of the World Book eBooks app, the new app has been conceived and developed as a […]

Take Our Survey!

by Beatrice Pulliam

Every two years we ask for your feedback and comments on resources. This survey is a vital tool to help us make the most useful and valuable suite of resources for Rhode Island residents, educators, and librarians. We invite your participation in the biennial survey between today, March 17 and April 18, 2016. […]