RIC currently participates in all 15 JSTOR Arts & Sciences archive collections and the Life Sciences archive collection. Journals in archive collections are always included from volume 1 number 1, and related prior titles, but stop short of current issues. RIC also subscribes to 34 current journals in JSTOR. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
Full-text of locally-written articles from 1829-present can be searched, emailed, or downloaded from the Providence Journal on Newsbank. For today's news, use the print issue or ProJo.com. Selected pre-1984 articles have been indexed by the Providence Public Library for their Rhode Island Index file which may be consulted at the main library, 225 Washington St., Providence (455-8000).
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
HeinOnline is an online database containing more than 173 million pages and 250,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
The MLA International Bibliography with Full Text covers scholarship in a broad range of Humanities disciplines related to global literatures and languages. Coverage includes materials published in more than 100 countries and in more than 50 languages, in the areas of literature and languages from around the world, covering: literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, television, video, theater, radio, opera), folklore, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, college-level teaching of literature, language and writing history of printing and publishing. Content includes: bibliographic citations documenting the scholarly record from the early 20th century forward; access to the MLA Thesaurus and the Directory of Periodicals; and 1,000 full text journals.
Nexis Uni™ (formerly LexisNexis) features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
The Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online (RIAMCO) gateway provides access to archival and manuscript collections throughout Rhode Island. Researchers can locate collections relating to their research at ten Rhode Island repositories through one comprehensive website regardless of physical location. Individual or family papers that are split among repositories can be intellectually reunited as a result of online finding aids and the application of sophisticated search technologies developed in this project.