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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 Encyclopedia
  • Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • 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!


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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 EIGHT 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.

World Book Kids

World Book Advanced

World Book Discover

World Book Timelines

World Book Hallazgos

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search