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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

* Remote Library Operations * UPDATES and RESOURCES *

Check this page for updates about library services during COVID-19 related closures and the remainder of Spring 2020.

Know Before You Go!

  • To access most of these databases, you must be logged in to the library website, or using a remote VPN.
  • Not every search result will be available in PDF.
    • If you see "Request through Interlibrary Loan," we can most likely get you a PDF copy. It will take a few days, but is worth it!
    • If you are re-directed into the library catalog, it's something we have in print. Access may be difficult given the current circumstances.
  • If you see a "Full Text Access" button, click it to filter results to those available now (mostly in PDF).
  • Visit our Fleet Search guide to learn more advanced skills.


Many databases are expanding their access to articles and resources to help students and faculty while classes are completely online.

Databases A-Z

While many students use Fleet Search for most of their scholarly article searches, there are more granular options.

Use our Databases A-Z page to browse all of RISD's subscriptions, which cover articles, books, films, images, and other formats. Below is a list of our largest and most commonly used article databases.