Posts from December 2013

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AskRI chat closed Dec. 24 & 25

by Stacie Parillo

AskRI’s online chat service will be closed today and tomorrow. All other online services will remain available, with the exception of, which will be unavailable December 25th. As an early reminder, our chat will also be closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

African American Heritage database now available!

by Stacie Parillo

  Proquest’s African American Heritage database has great resources for researching African and African American genealogy. Search primary sources including birth, death, and marriage certificates, the federal census, and the Freedman’s Bank records. The AfriGeneas forums connect users to others researching African American genealogy. The AAH database also includes an updated version of Black Genesis, […]

3 new films from Mango Premiere!

by Stacie Parillo

Mango Languages has added three new films to its Mango Premiere catalog. Little Big Soldier and Ocean Heaven are now available for learners of Mandarin Chinese, and Around a Small Mountain is up for learners of French. Mango plans to keep expanding the Premiere section to over 20 films by the beginning of 2014.

Mango Connect

by Stacie Parillo

Mango has just announced that on January 15th, they will be launching an updated interface and new features to compliment what they already offer. Mango Connect, as it is called, will offer course placement tests to start users off in the right spot, 20 full length films on Mango Premiere, as well as their visual […]

Mango Premiere now available!

by Stacie Parillo

Mango Premiere, the long awaited feature of movie learning through film, currently has 4 films available, for learners of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish speaking learners of English. They can be found on the ‘Courses’ page, under ‘Language Learning through Film.’ Mango Premiere gives the viewer total control to break down scenes and subtitles, combining […]

Updated Resources on AskRI

by Stacie Parillo

  Be sure to take a look at the massively expanded ‘Resources’ page. Hundreds of external links, vetted by our reference librarians, cover topics including Rhode Island government, Consumer, Environmental, News, and Travel information, and more. The AskRI for Kids page is also growing, so check in on both of them often!

Map Based Search with AtoZ

by Stacie Parillo

AtoZ Databases has introduced a new map based search function. It can be used to search for businesses within a user defined area, like a neighborhood, along a driving route, or in a given radius from a point. To use this feature, select a database to search, and under the ‘Geography’ side bar, select ‘Map […]

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