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Provides research information for genealogy seekers. Specific collections include: birth, marriage, death records, U.S. Federal Census records; records of the Freedman's Bank; and military records from World Wars I and II. 


With over 2.5 billion records, Archives is your complete solution for tracing your family tree as far back as possible: Find birth, death, marriage, divorce and historic vital records from one easy-to-use search interface! Discover new connections to your family tree with cemetery listings, obituaries, burial and military records, and surname histories. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY. LICENSED FOR ONE PATRON AT A TIME.

Rhode Island's statewide Reference Resource Center.

Repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added on a regular basis. All content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government and politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. Includes more than 177,000 full-text biographies from many different sources. represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

EBSCO’s interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. offers complete access to rating information from the Consumer Reports Magazine & Buying Guides. Available to Coventry and Greene residents only. 

Search all the databases in the EBSCOhost collection.

Offers access to education literature and resources. Database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents.

Download 3 songs a week for free from Freegal! Must have a Coventry Public Library barcode (begins with 22224).

Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.

Thousands of Rhode Island-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.)

Search select Gale medical and environmental resources 24/7.

Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Find ancestors and relatives in US Federal Census Records, family and local history books and articles, and Revolutionary War files.

World’s most comprehensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and nonfiction books. Also includes full text for more than 130 history periodicals, and contains more than 61,100 historical documents; more than 66,000 historical biographies; more than 110,200 photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Comprehensive database provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Full-text database of more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays; author biographies; book reviews, author interviews and information on classic and contemporary poems , short stories, classic texts and more.

An online language-learning system that will teach you actual conversational skills. Start learning a new language now!

Contains the full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also includes full text for nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photo, maps and flags.

Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical science and much more. This resource uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains primary source documents, and a collection of photos, maps and flags.

An all-inclusive investment research database featuring data and analysis on international and domestic stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds. Plus, the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools. Only one user at a time. If you are denied access, wait and try later when the current user has ended their session.

National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America’s top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

An easy–to-use Reader’s Advisory for good fiction. This database can be limited to view books for specific age groups such as Adult, Young Adult, and Children’s. Other useful features include award winners listed by type of fiction and Book Discussion Guides.

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

 Database of RI Historical Cemeteries maintained by the RI Historical Cemeteries Commission.

Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. Topics include assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, teacher education and much more.

Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

Work one-to-one with qualified tutors and professional career tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment to write a resume, prepare for a job interview, prepare for the GED or get help with specific subjects.

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.