Online Research Resources

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LibGuides to the Rescue!

LibGuides is your central resource for starting your research journey. Your specific class assignment, along with recommended websites, books in the Williams School collection, links to NoodleTools and associated training videos -- everything you need to get started on an authoritative research project awaits you.



NoodleTools is your tool for organizing your research materials. Write virtual note cards, create an outline, connect to a Google doc, create To Do lists, etc. If you do not know the login and password for creating a new account, see the librarian or ask your teacher.

Our Databases

iConn Databases


iConn Databases

Access research materials for free. Print magazine and journal articles, e-book chapters, reference sources and more. You may also request books through interlibrary loan. To log in from home, enter a Connecticut library card number or log in as a "guest."

 (for directions on how to add iConn to your mobile device, click here. )

Student Resources in Context


Student Resources in Context

Our subscription to an excellent collection of nonfiction ebooks (which also appear in our Alexandria catalog) as well as articles from periodicals, primary sources, multimedia and more! A perfect compliment to the iConn resources - be sure you check them both!  You can also download a super easy-to-use app for your Mac mobile devices!

AML Mac App




Access reading assignments and research materials for your history class. See your teacher for login information.

Looking Specifically for eBooks?

Books for e-Readers (fiction & nonfiction formatted for eReader Devices)

Looking specifically for material to read on your Kindle or iBook? Our subscription to BrainHive gives you access to a selection of nonfiction and fiction titles for temporary loan on your device. (Note: requires a login and password - students should have theirs; teachers & forgetful students see Mrs. Ansel)



Nonfiction eBooks via iConn

iConn has collections of eBooks and documents arranged by grade level - here are direct links to the middle and high school collections.


Reference & Nonfiction eBooks via GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Search for eBook content available to use via our Gale holdings

Hours and contact

Library Hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Library Phone Number:
(860) 439-2784

Librarian: Mrs. Carol Ansel, MLS (URI Graduate School of Library and Information Science)

Librarian's Email:

Search Our Library for Books

Need to search the Williams School library catalog? Click the picture below or click here. The library catalog will open in a new window so that you can search by keyword, title, author, advanced search, etc. And don't forget -- the catalog also links you to eBooks from iConn, Gale, and Brainhive!

school library catalog