Selected Websites

Arts and Humanities


Online directory of artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses, provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).




Better Business Bureau

The BBB branch serving R.I., Eastern Mass., Maine and Vermont.


U.S. government to services and resources for help in starting, managing and growing a business.

Gateway to information on government loans, for categories such as: farming, business, education, disaster relief, housing and veterans.

Consumer Information


Center for Online Education

Evaluates colleges and universities that provide online courses and provides guides and resources for students.

College Information

Links provided on the NKFL Teens section.


Provides free online courses covering a wide range of topics from universities around the world.

Cyber-Seniors URI

Cyber-Seniors provides FREE technology support and training for senior citizens. Seniors can call 1-844-217-3057 for tech help or schedule a phone appointment with a URI student. 


Brief, basic classes on how to use a computer, search the internet, search for a job, etc.

Federal Student Aid

Includes FAFSA and PLUS Loan application forms.

Financial aid for women

Links to scholarships, grants, etc. for women.


Wide variety of tutorials, including iPhone and iPad tutorials, Microsoft Office, online banking, etc.

Khan Academy

Free educational videos, each about 10 minutes. Subjects include math, science, computer science, finance and economics, and the humanities. Also includes SAT and other practice tests and tutorials.

Online Learning & Enrichment Resources

Provided by the R.I. Office of Library & Information Services

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at URI

Adult education for Rhode Islanders age 50 and older.

Parents As Teachers (PAT)

Parents As Teachers (PAT) believes that parents are their children’s first and best teachers. PAT is a home visiting program designed to provide all parents of children from prenatal to age five with the information and support they need to give their child the best possible start in life. PAT services are available to all North Kingstown residents, free of charge and delivered by trained and certified home visitors.


Tutorials provide basic information about a variety of websites, along with basic internet use and safety.

Employment - Job Seeker Center

Provides links to a wide variety of employment resources.

Back to Work RI

Back to Work RI connects Rhode Islanders with job opportunities in vibrant sectors across the state, and provides the resources and training needed to pursue those opportunities. By partnering directly with businesses, we can make sure that you and other Rhode Islanders are ready for the roles that companies are looking to fill today.

Listings for entry level jobs or internships.

Employ RI

RI Department of Labor and Training job matching site.

Guide to Government Careers

By, which also provides links to a variety of career resources.

Guide to Public Service Careers

Information and resources on public service career and volunteer opportunities provided by

Job Search Letter Help

From from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab. Provides help with writing cover letters and other types of employment search letters.


Rhode Island's One-Stop Career Center System.

Occupational Mobility Explorer

Researchers from the Philadelphia and Cleveland Federal Reserve Banks analyze the skills that employers request in the 33 largest metro areas and suggest opportunities for workers to transfer their skills from one occupation to a similar — but higher-paying — occupation in the same labor market.

Rhode Island Labor Market Information

Employment statistics provided by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

Volunteering and Nonprofit Careers guide

Guide for students and young professionals seeking careers with nonprofits.



Identification, images, & information for insects, spiders & their kin for the United States & Canada

Rhode Island's Climate Challenge

Site produced by the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative Team, provides basic to in-depth information on changes, impact, and actions.

RI Native Plant Guide

Site developed by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences in collaboration with the R.I. Natural History Survey.


Request a free credit report every 12 months from each of the 3 consumer credit reporting companies.


Business, financial and economic news

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Government site with educational information on credit cards, credit scores, frauds and scams, mortgages, student loans and more.

Consumer information about credit and credit cards

Links to various publications by the Federal Reserve.

Credit Card Insider

Provides information and reviews on credit cards along with articles about personal finance.

A Federal Trade Commission site to report identity theft and build a step-by-step personalized recovery plan.

My Credit Union

National Credit Union Administration's website with consumer information about credit unions.


Family Search

Free LDS genealogy site: Search Census information, birth, death, marriage records, etc.

Genealogy research in R.I. FAQs

Information provided by the R.I. Genealogical Society.

God's Little Acre cemetery, Newport

Information and history of God's Little Acre cemetery on Farewell St. and of the slaves and free Africans buried there.

NARA vital records research information

Includes resources and links to other websites and indexes.

Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Database

Search for graves and cemeteries on the R.I. Historical Cemetery Commission website.

Rhode Island USGenWeb Genealogy and History Project

Links to historical documents and articles, also links specific to Bristol, Kent, Newport and Washington Counties (Providence county is not available at present).

RI State Archives Vital Records, 1853-1920

Digitized record books of birth, marriage and death registrations and indicies from 1853-1920.



International Code Council Digital Codes

Free access to digital copies of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, Rhode Island building codes and other codes published by the ICC.

National Fire Protection Agency Codes and Standards

Free access to fire, electric and other safety codes published by the NFPA. You must create a free account to access the files.

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Provides energy information for residents, businesses and municipalities.


Advance Directives -- R.I. Dept. of Health

Information on Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, etc.

Affordable Care Act--Health Insurance Marketplace

Information about obtaining insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, to begin soon as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Assisted Living Directory

Provides information on assisted living facilities and senior care options in Rhode Island.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Includes the latest information on Coronavirus and other diseases.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website.


Site for Rhode Island's health benefits exchange, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness Resources

Provided by Accredited Schools Online for students from Kindergarten through college.

Kids Health

Physician-reviewed articles and advice for children, teens and parents.

Lyme Disease information

R.I. Department of Health information and links about Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses.

Medicare Hospital Compare

Find and compare quality of care information for over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the U.S.

Medline Plus

Health information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions.

PDR Health

Drug and health information from the publishers of Physicians’ Desk Reference.

Prepare for Your Care

A guide to help identify values and goals for medical care and make medical decisions.

PubMed Central

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.

RIREACH - Rhode Island Insurance Resource, Education, and Assistance Consumer Helpline

Provides direct assistance to consumers who need help understanding and accessing their health coverage.

TickEncounter Resource Center

Information provided by the University of Rhode Island about ticks, Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases.


Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources

This website contains approximately 1,600 primary source documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:

    1. Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
    2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
    3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
    4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
    5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
    6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
Civil War Facts

Site provided by the American Battlefield Trust.

Civil War Washington

A good source for primary documents relating to the Civil War in Washington D.C.: maps, emancipation compensation petitions, newspapers, & photographs. Also includes medical and surgical cases.

Dorr Rebellion project

An online educational resource on the Dorr Rebellion by Providence College.

Library of Congress: American History

Browse topics in American History via the Library of Congress selected collection content available online.

Library of Congress: World History and Culture

Browse topics in World History via the Library of Congress selected collection content available online.

On the Road to Freedom

A Roadside Guide to African American Sites in Rhode Island.

Rhode Islanders, Food and the World Wars

An interactive online exhibit showing how food rationing affected Rhode Islanders during WWI & WWII.

Rhode Tour

Read, see, and listen to a variety of historical subjects in Rhode Island's past.

Home and Garden


Find homes and apartments in R.I.--Site provided by the Rhode Island Housing Development Authority, Rhode Island Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, and Rhode Island Department on Aging.

RI Living

Rhode Island Association of REALTORS' State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

RI Native Plant Guide

Site developed by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences in collaboration with the R.I. Natural History Survey.



Site operated by Rhode Island Legal Services provides information on legal topics and RI laws, RI courts, and providers of legal assistance.

Find free legal aid programs, information and forms for your state or territory. See also: HelpRILaw.


Magazine Articles


Index Map of the City of Providence, 1881

Posted on "One Rhode Island Family" site by Diane Boumenot; map was originally included in many editions of "Picturesque Rhode Island" by Wilfred H. Munro

Printable USGS Topographical maps

USGS 7.5 Minute topo maps in PDF provided by the National Geographic Society for free in printable sections.

Rhode Island maps and aerial photographs

Provided by the R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management. Includes environmental data maps, historical aerial, and topographic maps.

Math and Science

AAA Math

Interactive lessons on many math subjects, from kindergarten through the eighth-grade level.

Official NIST U.S. Time

Provided by the National Institute of Science and Technology.

Movies Theater Radio TV



North Kingstown

"Old Town House Picks Up and Moves"

North Kingstown Patch article, October 7, 2013, with video showing the building being moved the day before.

North Kingstown Recreation Facilities

Interactive map--click on each location for details.

North Kingstown Recreation Guide

Provides brief descriptions of parks and recreation facilities. Published June 2012.

Phone Numbers

True People Search

Search billions of public records. Get address history, phone numbers, relatives, associates, email addresses & more all for free.

Reading and Literature

Poetry Loft

A non-profit collaborative of poets and writers in Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts.

Project Gutenberg

Provides free eBooks to read online or download.


Rhode Island

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

At Roger Williams Park in Providence.

A guide to the Ocean State’s history, culture, and quirks.

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Provides energy information for residents, businesses and municipalities.

Shoreline Rhode Island

Rhode Island Sea Grant app to easily find RI's shoreline access points.

Small State Big History: The Online Review of Rhode Island History

Site created to promote Rhode Island's history. "We intend to offer a variety of articles intended for a popular audience, but with an eye for accuracy over legend."

Social Services and Seniors

Assisted Living Directory

Provides information on assisted living facilities and senior care options in Rhode Island.

Choice Magazine Listening

Free audio magazine, with articles selected from over 100 publications, for visually impaired and physically disabled adults.

National Institute on Retirement Security

A non-profit research and education organization established to contribute to informed policymaking on retirement security.

North Kingstown Senior & Human Services

Includes links to information and programs at Beechwood: A Center for Life Enrichment.

Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging

Formerly the R.I. Dept. of Human Services Division of Elderly Affairs.

Seniors Helping Others

See: Southern Rhode Island Volunteers

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers

Connects volunteers with opportunities in Washington County as well as in Jamestown, East Greenwich and West Greenwich.


Talking Books

Choice Magazine Listening

Free audio magazine, with articles selected from over 100 publications, for visually impaired and physically disabled adults.

R.I. Talking Books Library for the Blind and Print-Disabled

Program administered by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS).


Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

Find information and the nearest VITA and AARP Tax-Aide site.

Taxpayer Advocate Service

An independent organization within the IRS helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS.

United Way--My Free Taxes

Those earning under $64,000 may file state and federal income taxes for free via website provided by H & R Block.


Weather and Tides

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