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, and let us know what you think. While Udemy is a new service of AskRI and will be available through June 2021, other resources have been added on a temporary basis. The Office of Library and Information Services and AskRI host Providence Public Library will assess the response to these resources on an ongoing basis. We look forward to your feedback!



Gale Presents: Udemy Is Here!

Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

With a library card, and a Google or Microsoft account, patrons can remotely access thousands of online courses as well as select instructors and content that best match their skills needs and learning preferences. More than sixty percent of courses in Gale Presents: Udemy include assignments, quizzes, practice tests, and coding exercises. Additionally, ninety percent of the courses offer subtitles and/or transcripts for video lectures to support a variety of learning styles.


These resources offer essential full-text academic journals, magazines, case studies, country economic reports, company profiles and videos.

Now available through June 2020.  Get links and complete descriptions


World Book’s new personalized learning tool for Grades 5 through 8. Now available through June 2020. Email askri@askri.org to request a teacher code for your school. Learn more about World Book Wizard.


For a limited time, your patrons and students can enjoy access to the following ebook collections:

Available through June 2020. Get links and descriptions.

Coming Soon: Flipster