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Presentation on AskRI resources to the DelSesto Middle School in Providence on June 24, 2009.

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  • OLIS State agency in DOA that provides support and aid to all Rhode Island libraries, public, academic, school, special ie hospital, museum
  • Lots of access points Branches of government Topical index
  • MasterFile: American City & County, Government Product News, Journal of State Gov, Journal of E-government, American Forests Journal of American Planning Association Time, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Money, Nature, regional mags from around world Academic: Municipal Engineer, Journal of Economic History, Agricultural History, American Politics, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Psychoanalytic inquiry, Plasma Physics
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    • 1.
      • Resources for Students and a Whole Lot More
      • Tonia Mason, Director of Marketing
      • Providence Public Library
      • Karen Mellor, MSLIS
      • Office of Library and Information Services
      • June 24, 2009
    • 2. Agenda
      • What’s AskRI?
      • Services and resources
        • Students
        • Parents
        • Teachers
      • How to use the resources
    • 3. Office of Library & Information Services
      • Support and aid to RI libraries
      • Programs for RI libraries
        • Summer Reading Program
        • Statewide delivery of library materials
      • Services for Rhode Islanders
        • Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
        • www.info.ri.gov
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 4. www.info.ri.gov
    • 5. 8 www.provlib.org
    • 6. Statewide Reference Resource Center @ Providence PL
      • State grant to Providence Public Library (RIGL 29-6-9) provides:
        • Phone reference
        • Online reference: email & chat
        • Access to librarians and collections at PPL
        • Consultant services to libraries
        • Databases for libraries & Rhode Islanders
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 7.
      • www.askri.org
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 8. Library Resources
      • Reference assistance
        • Phone
        • Email
        • Chat
      • Resources at PPL
        • Online
        • At the library
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 9. Your Public Library
      • Materials
        • Books, books on tape, video, audio, art, fishing poles . . .
        • Business resources
        • Computers
        • Research assistance
        • Helpful people
        • www.olis.ri.gov/libraries
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 10. 18 http://www.211ri.org/
    • 11.  
    • 12. AskRI Databases
      • A collaborative effort of -
        • Office of Library & Information Services
        • Providence Public Library
        • Ocean State Libraries (Public Libraries)
        • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN)
        • Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK)
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 13. Electronic resources
      • HomeworkHelpRI.org
      • World Book Web
      • EBSCO databases
      • HeritageQuest
      • Statewide access – anyone, anywhere, any time
      • Free!
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 14. Access to online resources
      • Public Libraries and schools: no user name or password needed
      • Home: geographic authentication
        • World Book (library card outside state)
        • Tutor (library card outside state)
        • EBSCO (zip code; geographic - summer)
        • HeritageQuest (library card)
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 15.  
    • 16. HomeworkHelpRI.org
      • Online tutors
      • 2-10 pm / 7 days a week
      • Learners: K-12 / intro college
      • Adult learners
      • Topics: English, math, science, social studies
      • Available in Spanish
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 17. AskRI – RIEMA January 2009
    • 18. AskRI – RIEMA January 2009
    • 19. HomeworkHelp Learning Suite
      • Services for adults:
      • Help with job searching and resume writing
      • Test preparation
        • GED
        • Citizenship test assistance
      • SkillsCenter Resource Library
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 20.  
    • 21. AskRI – RIEMA January 2009
    • 22. World Book Web
      • World Book Kids (K-4)
      • World Book Student (5-8)
      • World Book Advanced (9-12)
      • World Book Discover (Adult learners, reading challenged)
      • Spanish Language Encyclopedia
      • Educator Tools (Curriculum correlations)
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 23.  
    • 24.  
    • 25. World Book Discover AskRI – June 2009
    • 26. 38
    • 27.  
    • 28.  
    • 29. More World Book
      • Hispanica Saber
        • Comprehensive Spanish encyclopedia
        • Native Spanish, bilingual, ESL
        • http:// tinyurl.com/wbsaber
      • Digital Libraries
        • Living Green
        • Inventions & Discoveries
        • Early Peoples
        • http:// tinyurl.com/wbdiglib
    • 30. HeritageQuest
    • 31. AskRI – RIEMA January 2009
    • 32. EBSCO Databases
    • 33. EBSCO Databases
      • Premium resources
      • Full text articles (magazines, journals)
      • Reference books
      • Primary source documents
      • Images - photos, maps etc.
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 34. Full-text backfiles for magazines such as: Back to 1922 Back to 1975 Back to 1976 Back to 1921 Back to 1975 Back to 1931 Back to 1934 Back to 1975 Back to 1975 Back to 1975 AskRI – June 2009
    • 35. Reference Books AskRI – RIEMA January 2009
    • 36. EBSCO Core Databases
      • Academic Search Premier (scholarly)
      • MasterFILE Premier (magazines, reference)
      • History Reference Center
      • TOPIC Search
      • Assorted resources through EBSCO interface:
        • MEDLINE
        • GreenFILE
      • Resources for children (Searchasaurus, etc.)
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 37.  
    • 38. 30
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    • 41. 33
    • 42.  
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    • 44.  
    • 45.
      • Got questions? Get answers! your source for answers and a whole lot more.
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 46.  
    • 47.
      • Tonia Mason, Director of Marketing Providence Public Library [email_address] Karen Mellor, Library Program Manager RI Office of Library & Information Services KarenM@olis.ri.gov
      AskRI – June 2009
    • 48. Thank you! AskRI – June 2009