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Use your Cumberland Library Card to access these databases anytime. Even when we are closed!

Access Newswires
A full-text collection of current and archived articles from key domestic newswires. Newswires often cover news that local papers do not, providing authoritative, award winning reporting on local, national and international people, issues and events. Access U.S. Newswires includes content from such leading newswires as the Associated Press, Scripps Howard News Services, McClatchy-Tribune Wire Service, Copley News Service, PR Newswire and Financial wire.

African American Heritage
Seach for and create mailing lists for 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents of the United States

America’s Obituaries and Death Notices Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers.

America’s News
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

AtoZ Databases

Seach for and create mailing lists for 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents of the United States

Auto Repair Reference Center,cpid&custid=cum&profile=autorefctr
Repair information and guides for over 25,000 vehicles, dating back to 1954.

Consumer Health Complete,cpid&custid=cum&profile=chc

Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, men’s & women's health, and children's health.

CultureGrams Online

Concise, reliable, up-to-date reports of 200 cultures around the world.

EBSCO Host,cpid&custid=cum&profile=ehost

These databases include Auto Repair, Magazine Index, Alternative Health, Pharmacology Database, a general Encyclopedia, an Animal Encyclopedia, Current Topic Search, NoveList Plus Reader's Advisory and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference Links

These reference books are available online. Just login with your Cumberland Library card. Search all at once or one at a time for the information you need.

Helpful Links

The Library staff has researched Internet links on a variety of topics including Business & Financial, Health, Consumer Info, Government, Ready Reference and Genealogy.

Heritage Quest Online

A growing collection of research materials for tracing family histories including US Census, full-text family histories, PERSI, a genealogy and local history periodical index and Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land application files.

Learning Express
Online practice tests for college entrance exams, high school equivalency, professional exams, math and English skills and more.

Library Catalog

Look for books and other materials while at home! Place holds, renew items and see what items you have checked out.

Literary Reference Center,cpid&custid=cum&profile=lrc

This database includes plot summaries, author bios, criticisms, reviews and full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language this year. From basic to comprehensive, over 20 languages to choose from!

Have you read everything your favorite author has ever written? Or maybe you are looking for Mysteries, Fantasy, or Romance. Use this database to find similar books, authors, subjects or genres. The list has something for everyone, from Easy Picture Books to Adult Fiction. Coverage of over 9,000 fiction AND nonfiction series, making it one of the most comprehensive treatments of series available. Includes links to the library catalog for quick placing of holds!

Online Magazine Index,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=f5h
Search hundreds of magazinesa and journals at the same time, many of them are full text.

Get live homework help from real tutors and teachers! Available Sunday - Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. for grades K-12 and College Intro

Universal Class for Libraries

With a growing catalog of over 540 video-based courses with real instructors, Universal Class is free to library patrons either within the library or from home.

The Valley Breeze
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Valley Breeze.

The Woonsocket Call
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Woonsocket Call.

Worldbook Online

Search the whole of this great encyclopedia including historical documents, maps, charts, photos and articles.

Resources for Rhode Islanders including Ask a Librarian chat or email and access to World Book Encyclopedia, Career Center, Live Homework Help and other online databases.

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