Get To Know Udemy Webinar – April 22, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

When: Apr 22, 2020 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Get to Know Gale Presents Udemy! Description: AskRI recently added Gale Presents: Udemy to their collection of resources! Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for users who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users […]

Udemy Now Available for Rhode Islanders

Now more than ever AskRI is here to serve Rhode Islanders with their distance learning, information and reading needs. We’ve been adding resources and services to better meet your needs, and are grateful to the generosity of vendors who have opened up additional resources during this time. Please check out the new resources listed below, […]

AskRI Spring Update

You can always count on access to AskRI resources to remain easy and robust. We are working with our vendors to ensure easy access for all Rhode Islanders during this unprecedented time. TumbleBook Library is available via AskRI through August 31, 2020. It is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. These […]

World Book moves to HTTPS

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

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

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!

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

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!

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. […]