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Rhode Island School of Design

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  • Open Access. No login required.
New Featured
ArchivesSpace is an open source information management system that houses important archival documentation, including finding aids, accession records, and processing details. It is the most robust place to find information on RISD archives' holdings. See this guide for more information. This link opens in a new window
  • Contains video.
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This streaming platform features artists and thinkers to expand the reach of key conversations through contemporary art, culture, activism, philosophy, and technology.

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Alternate Name(s) Docuseek2
Docuseek2 is the exclusive streaming video platform for films from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, KimStim Films, Kartemquin Films, National Film Board of Canada Films, Fanlight Films, ScorpionTV, MediaStorm, dGenerate Films and Terra Nova Films.
Environment Complete This link opens in a new window
A leading full-text database for environmental studies that provides hundreds of top environment journals covering ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental policy, sustainability and other related subjects. Subject List
Exploring Race in Society This link opens in a new window
This free database offers essential content covering important issues related to race in society today. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.