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. […]

New Mango, New Link

¡Hola! Mango Languages has updated their design. Can you update your Mango start link? Mango is making some technical changes that require your assistance for a smooth transition. Please take a moment to help us by updating your Mango start link anywhere it is found within your website. Three simple steps: 1. Locate your current […]

Introducing Biography Reference Center!

We would like to take a moment to provide you with some points of interest about Biography Reference Centerâ„¢, a valuable online research tool now available to our member libraries from EBSCO. Biography Reference Center offers many top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including more than 436,000 full-text biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies. […]

Using LearningExpress Library and ProQuest Webinars

HeritageQuest and African American Heritage Oct. 7, 10:00am Oct. 20, 4:00pm Oct. 26, 12:00 noon Sign up! 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 This webinar will walk you through all of the exciting changes. […]