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Tools & Guides

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These tools will help you locate information in the University Libraries and through our online subscriptions.

URI Libraries Search

The URI Libraries Search helps you locate books, audiovisual materials, journals, magazines, newspapers, and more.

Articles & Databases

Find articles and more using our research databases.


Search the University Libraries’ subscriptions to journals online and in print.


The Reserves collection contains material designated by university faculty as high-use or required readings for specific courses. Items on reserve for a course may include books, and special items loaned by faculty. A number of high-use items unrelated to specific courses are also located on reserve.


The Media Resource Center is the URI Library’s primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats.

Subject and Assignment Guides

The Subject and Assignment Guides provide excellent starting points for research.

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