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Online Resources: Check these out!


Explore AskRI Databases

Go to or click on the image above.

If you are a Rhode Island resident, has a variety of free resources available to you!

The databases Barrington Middle School students may find helpful for research are:

  • World Book 
  • Explora
  • History Reference Center
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Points of View Reference Center

Many of these databases have a "read to me" feature and a citation generator which can be very helpful when doing research!



Go to FreedomFlix or click on the image above.

FreedomFlix: Login Info

We pay for these nonfiction eBooks that are helpful when doing research.

eBook topics include:

  • Ancient World
  • Colonial Era
  • Our Democracy
  • Westward Expansion
  • Immigration
  • Slavery and the Civil War
  • Economy
  • The 20th Century
  • Today's World
  • War

Each title has a video and related websites for more information.

eBooks have a read-aloud feature


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Go to CultureGrams or click on the image above. 

CultureGrams: Login Info

CultureGrams is a database we have a subscription to through the RILINK consortium. CultureGrams is an online learning resource that provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on hundreds of countries, as well as the U.S. states and Canadian provinces. 

Exploring Nature

Go to Exploring Nature or click on the image above. 

Exploring Nature: Login Info

Exploring Nature is a database subscription we have access to through the RILINK consortium. Exploring Nature has:

• 6,000 pages of life science, Earth science, physical science, biology, anatomy, and ecology for K-12 lesson development, sub plans, and student research.

• 10,000 vibrantly illustrated science models, posters, and other visual aids.

• Science activities, experiments, investigations, movies, games, and worksheets.

• Instructions for how to draw animals, make habitat murals, develop dioramas, create posters, nature trails, trail maps, and guides.

• Test bank, glossary, and Next Generation of Science Standards resources listed by grade.


Google Books

Google Book Search

Facts on File/Infobase


Go to Facts on File or click on the image above.

Facts on File: Login Info 

We pay for the use of SIX Infobase/Facts on File databases:

  • History Research Center
  • African-American History
  • American History
  • American Indian History
  • Ancient & Medieval History
  • Modern World History
  • Today's Science
  • World Religions

All of these databases have a read-aloud feature and a citation feature available. 

Please see the document below for the username and password for Facts on File.



Go to TrueFlix or click on the image above.

TrueFlix: Login Info

We pay for these nonfiction eBooks that are helpful when doing research.

eBook topics include:

People, Places, and History Science and Nature
  • American Indians

  • Ancient Civilizations

  • Biographies

  • The Civil War

  • Continents

  • Information Literacy

  • My United States

  • The Thirteen Colonies

  • U.S. Government

  • U.S. Regions

  • Westward Expansion

  • Alternative Energy

  • Animal Kingdom

  • Disasters

  • Earth Science

  • Ecosystems

  • Experiments

  • Extreme Nature

  • Extreme Science

  • Farm to Table

  • Great Discoveries

  • Human Body

  • Health

  • Outer Space

  • Physical Science

  • The Solar System

Each title has a video and related websites for more information.

eBooks have a read-aloud feature.

World Book Kids

World Book Advanced

World Book Discover

World Book Timelines

World Book Hallazgos

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search