Help & Guides

Getting Started @ The Libraries

This is a guide to information about the libraries, for anyone just starting their library journey at URI.

InfoRhode Tutorials

These are short information literacy tutorials that will help you to learn, or to refresh, basic college-level information research skills. They explain how to find, evaluate, and cite books and periodical articles using the University Libraries’ catalog and databases.

Reference & Research Help

This page outlines our Reference & Research Help Services.

Live Chat Research Assistance

Use the live chat page or the Ask a Librarian app for iOS and Android.

Subject and Assignment Guides

The Subject and Assignment Guides (=LibGuides) provide excellent starting points for research.

General Library Information Guides

These are general guides for using the University Libraries.

URI Open Access Policy

Learn more about URI’s Open Access Policy and getting assistance with adding your materials to the DigitalCommons@URI.


The FAQs answer frequently asked questions about the libraries.