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911 Report


Auto Prices

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Book Reviews


Business Reference File

Bus Schedules

Business Information

Catholic Encyclopedia


Cemeteries Database for Rhode Island


Christian Classics

City Guides

College Guides

Company Information

Consumer Information Center

Country Information

Digital Books

DMV RI Department of Motor Vehicles

T. F. Green Airport

Heart Disease

Health Issues

Health Reference Center


Job Search

Kennedy, Patrick


Library of Congress

Magazine Periodical Index


Medieval History

Movie Guides

Mutual Funds


National Newspaper Index

Native American Navigator


The Observer



Personal Finance


Phone Book

Pop Culture

Postage Rate Calculator


Public Broadcasting

Publishers Catalogs

Reservist's Support Center

Rhode Island Department of Health

Rhode Island Real Estate

Reference Center

RI Digital Map Data,Geographic Information System

RI General Assembly

Rhode Island General Laws

Rhode Island State Information

Stock Quotes




Statistical Abstracts

Tax Forms, RI

Tax Forms, Federal

Thomas Register

Title IV School Code List 1998-1999


U. S. Code

U. S. Patents Trademarks

Women's Issues

World War

Zip Code

Dewey Classifications

001 Generalities: Reference Works, Computers etc.


Amazon Bookstore on the Web Book reviews, interviews, and sales.

Bibliofind The world's largest inventory of books for sale



Booknotes Author interviews and book reviews.

Bookwire Miscellany of book related sites including authors' web sites and various 'famous' libraries in U.S.(I had trouble leaving this site; VERY interesting)Also book reviews.

Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Digital books.

Encarta Encyclopedia from MSN

Information Please Almanac

E- Mail Addresses

General BusinessFile ASAP 1995 - Oct 1998 with access to backfile (1980 - 1994) Use this database to find articles on: Finance, Acquisitions Mergers, International Trade, Money Management, New Technologies Products, Local Regional Business Trends, Investments and Banking

Health Reference Center 1994 - Oct 1998 Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health Safety, Alcohol, and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

Acxiom InfoBase Phone Directory contains business and residential listings from United States telephone directories. Search by name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, business heading or SIC code.

HELIN Search Rhode Island College and University catalogs.

Internet 800 Search

International Phone Numbers

T. F. Green Airport check arrivals and departures.

Learn2 Information on how to do lots of things.

Library of Congress American Memory Library of Congress digitizing program. You must see it to believe it!

Postage Rate Calculator from the United States Postal Services.

Publishers Catalogues Links to Publisher's Home Pages in the U.S. and around the world. This link goes to the U.S. page. For the rest of the world follow the link to the Publisher's Catalogues Home Page.

RIPTA Bus Schedules for Rhode Island with Maps and Times for All Routes

RISD Search RISD and the Providence Athenaeum

SuperPages The Everything Site Shop online, read consumer tips and product reviews. Apparel & Fashion clothing, style, online shopping, Automotive new cars, used cars, maintenance. Business office, resources, technology. Computers & Electronics hardware, software, stereos, cameras Entertainment & Leisure dining, books, movies, sports Events Planning weddings, parties, reunions Family & Children parents, baby, education, pets, toys. Finance, investing, taxes, insurance. Flowers & Gifts, collectibles, hobbies, fashion Health & Fitness diet, exercise, wellness. Home Improvement, decorating, landscaping, remodeling Legal lawyers, directories, advice Real Estate buying, relocation, mortgages Travel, vacations, destinations, advice  





Zip Codes from the United State Postal Services


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News Links

Boston Globe

CNN (Cable News Network)

RI Monthly

Providence Business News

The Providence Journal Bulletin

USA Today

World Newspapers Online.

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100 Philosophy and Psychology

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Selected philosophical texts online and with links to other philosophy sites.

Psy Web The major collection of Psychology material on the Web.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy An electronic encyclopedia under construction at Stanford University.

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200 Religion

Catholic Encyclopedia Articles from the classic 1917 edition noted for the excellence of its historical commentaries.

Catholic Online A comprehensive site about Catholic belief.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library A vast collection of Christian texts. Excellent links to other important sites.

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300 Social Science


Big Book Online business directory. Search by business and state

Cyberhomes Search Real Estate in Rhode Island and the nation plus Canada.

Companies Online Search for information on over 100,000 yellow pages for private and public companies.

Corptech Private and public technology manufactures

Hoover's Online Information about companies

Providence Business News

Recycling for Rhode Island RRIE.ORG

Thomas's Food Industry Register Database for food products & food service companies.

Thomas Register Information on manufacturing companies.

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Sponsored by the State of Rhode Island, this flexible, tax-advantaged IRC section 529 college savings program helps make investing for higher education easier.

Montessori Online


Bank Rates

Daily Stocks Search for stock information by symbol or company name or check for market news.

Finance Center Calculators for all types of finance.

Money Magazine Online presence of the well-known personal finance and business forecasting service- includes stock quotes and top funds.

Morningstar Mutual fund ratings and information

Stock Quotes Search for stock quotes and company information

U. S. Patent Trademark Office

Tax Forms

Rhode Island Income Tax Forms Download state tax forms to your PC.

Federal Income Tax Forms Download Federal Tax Forms to your PC.

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America's Job Bank Search for jobs by occupation and state.

Job Bank USA Search for jobs by position, location (state) and salary.


Monsterboard The biggest job search site of all

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Providence Journal Bulletin Search the Journal for jobs

Riley Guide Job searching and company information.

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Law Statistics

Welcome to the Rhode Island Bar Association online. Our Web site is Virtual intended as a resource for members of the association and the general public. You will find information about choosing a lawyer and general information on a variety of legal issues.

General Laws of the State of Rhode Island

Legal Information Institute Search for state statutes (most states) by topic.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States

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Law & Court Decisions

Findlaw provides Supreme Court opinions from 1893. Includes background and briefs.

Supreme Court Website Background and current Supreme Court opinions

Law Source Coverage is sparse and not uniform.

United States Code


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Rhode Island Information

American Association of Retired Persons The WebSite for AARP

City Guide Links to information about education, recreation, etc. for many cities and some countries.

Department of Education Title IV School Code List 1998-1999

Financial Aid Information Page Search scholarship and fellowship databases.

Municipal Affairs Site provides assistance and guidance to municipals in complying with state law.

New England Board of Higher Education News from the New England Board of Higher Education

Ocean State Online

Peterson's Guide Online counterpart to the print guide to colleges.

Preparing for College: A Guide for Students and Families from the RI Office of Higher Education

Rhode Island Bestlinx A Guide to over 2,000 links and sites for Rhode Island

RI Companies & Corporations offering scholarships for higher education.

Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy

RI Economic Development Community information and tax rates

Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles

RI General Assembly

Rhode Island Kids Count Data on the well being of children in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Reservist's Support Center

RI Secretary of State Public Information Kiosk Find your state senator or representative. Search for legislation.

Town of Smithfield, RI Schools

Women's Issues

National Women's History Project Excellent source of information. Good links.

A feature of the Providence Journal-Bulletin.

4,000 Years of Women in Science

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400 Language

Online English Grammar Many examples-Clear explanations of use and good organization

Roget's Thesaurus online version of the reference book


500 Science

How Stuff Works Learn how anything works from A to Z

NASA Observatorium Space data with images which can be printed includes information on the ozone, mars, and space flight. Images are large

Scientific American Contains full text from Jan., 1996.

The Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program conducts research and outreach on important marine issues. Outreach topics include coastal management and fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood safety. Rhode Island Sea Grant is one of 30 federal-state partnerships that make up the National Sea Grant College Program.

Weather.Com The weather channel. Know your forecast!

Xplore Science Links to many science sites including Hubble Telescope, Scientific American,The Why Files.


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600 Technology


These Web Sites have been selected to meet informational needs only. Inclusion of a Web Site on these pages does not imply endorsement of, agreement with, or promotion of any information, opinions, or statements contained on any Web Site linked to this page. The Greenville Public Library does not provide advice, opinion, or preference on any matter of health or law, or on any other matter treated in linked sites. We suggest that patrons seek health and medical advice only from qualified professions.

American Cancer Society Contains information on specific cancers as well as cancer statistics.

American Heart Association

American Medical Association Includes several AMA publications; some articles in full text.

Centers For Disease Control Website of the Centers For Disease Control Keyword searching available

Dr.Koop The website of the former Surgeon General

Food and Drug Administration

EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Consumer information on drinking water, water supply programs, water protection programs.

Healthfinder From the Department of Health and Human Services; links to consumer health and human services web sites.

How to Stop Smoking From the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Departments of Health

Kids Health Helpful information about all aspects of children's health including links for kids, parents, and professionals.

License 2000 This Web Site provides public access to all information on all individuals, facilities and other entities licensed or certified by the Department of Health State of Rhode Island.

Mayo Health Oasis The Mayo Clinic's Web site; keyword searching available.

National Cancer Institute

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/medline.html http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/medline.html Access to Medline from the National Library of Medicine.

National Mental Health Association Website of the National Mental Health Association. Information on a variety of mental health topics for adults and children

New England Journal of Medicine On-line Current issue and past issues are indexed. Full text is available for a fee.

Rhode Island Department of Health Contains R.I.Department of Health Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, The Health Professional Database Provided by AIM, and The Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors.

Rhode Island Health Center Association The Rhode Island Health Center Association's mission is to improve the quality and delivery of primary health care in Rhode Island, particularly for medically indigent and under-served people. We coordinate activities and services for our 14 member community health centers.

The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is the first online rating and review guide that solves the two major problems Web users have when seeking nutrition information: how to quickly find information best suited to their needs and whether to trust the information they find there. The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find accurate,useful nutrition information you can trust.

University of Rhode Island Master Gardener website


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Baby Names

ParentLinkRI Parenting a child between the ages of 9 and 17? Then this website is for you! We heard from parents just like you. They told us they wanted information about raising pre-teens and teens. They want to know what services are available in their own community. On this website you will find programs and information to help you:
* Feel comfortable talking to your 9 to 17 year-old about sex, peer pressure, drug and alcohol use, and other topics;
* Improve family communication;
* Build better relationships; and
* Teach responsibility.

You will also find information about local resources for yourself and your pre-teens/teens. Services covered include:
* After-school programs;
* Recreation;
* Special health care;
* Education; and
* Many others.

Parents' Place

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Auto Prices

Epicurious Searchable archives of recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Conde Nast.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Today's Homeowner

Research Tools

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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700 Arts and Entertainment

Encyclopedia of Television

The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.

PBS Online

Roger Ebert Movie reviews

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800 Literature

Project Bartleby Archive Links to digitized works including Bartlet's Quotations. Inaugural Addresses of Presidents included. Keyword Searching.

A complete annotated guide to Shakespeare resources.

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900 Geography, History, and Biographies


Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Biographies of women in mathematics; illustrates the achievements of women in the field of mathematics; search by name or date.


A vast database of over 1.3 billion names.

Rhode Island Genealogy

Family Search Search for Your Ancestors

Heritage Quest Genealogy information and services from Heritage Quest.

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911 Commission Report (This is a large pdf file. Please allow adequate time for your machine to download it.)

Internet Medieval Sourcebook A vast resource for researching medieval documents. Good links to other sites.

Native American Navigator The Native American Navigator is an interface for geographical, historical, topical and key-wordbased student inquiry on topics related to Native American history and culture.

Trenches On The Web Extensive World War One site.

Around The World Links to information about many countries.

Curators from the RISD Museum were amazed and fascinated when they
discovered the contents of the house at 514 Broadway in Providence, Rhode Island in 1989. Rooms shut forty-two years earlier were filled with some of the finest textiles and clothing from the first half of the century.

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Best Travel Good source for travel information links such as currency and weather information.

Images of Rhode Island: The Millennium Project. This is a vast and growing collection of local images from the archival collections of Rhode Island Libraries. The database is searchable by key word. The Moore and Gaudreau collections will be of great interest to Greenville Public Library patrons.

Lonely Planet Travel guide with history, photographs, and information on countries.

Maps for any location in the United States from national to street level detail!

Rhode Island Online


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