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Find books and resources for recreational reading or academic research. 

Log into the catalog to utilize our Inter-Library Loan Service which accesses the catalogs of over 200 Rhode Island schools.  Request a book and it will be delivered to Chariho within about two weeks.  This is a free service.

Student login for ordering books from other schools:
Username: cho (plus your 6 digit student ID)  example:  cho987654
Password: powerschool password

Once you've signed in, change "Location" from the drop down menu in the center of the page from Chariho to "RICAT."  This will allow you to search and place holds on books from all 200 schools.

Online Resources:

 Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - great for persuasive essays, global, and general topics 
U.S. History in Context

U.S. History in Context - Multimedia content supporting National Curriculum Standards 
World History in Context

World History in Context - Multimedia content supporting National Curriculum Standards
Science in Context 

Gale Science in Context - authoritative information covering all major 
science topics, images, videos, experiments, biographies, and dictionaries.
Science News for Students
SN Science News Magazine - Science News in High Schools website provides current and archives of Science News Magazine and Educator Guides

Rhode Island's Reference Resource Center

ASKRI.ORG -  Free access to databases and other online resources provided by the state.  No login required if using a Rhode Island IP address.

Free Online Resources

Churchill Archive - Including over 800,000 pages of primary source documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston Churchill's personal correspondence to his official exhanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. 

PBS TeacherLine Resources 

PBS for Students

World Book Online - Primary sources, encyclopedic articles, ebooks and more.


World Edition contains primary-source reports on 208 countries and territories, focusing on 25 cultural categories, including language, personal appearance, greetings, visiting, family, life cycle, and more.

States and Provinces Editions feature colorful, easy-to-read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and all 13 provinces of Canada.  Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale (ebooks, encyclopedia and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research).  Note:  the catalog has additional ebooks provided by other sources.  This link connects to Gale ebooks only. 





eBooks - eBooks are great for multidisplinary research and pleasure reading. Search in the LIBRARY CATALOG