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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 closures and changes.

Know Before You Go!

  • To access most of these databases, you must be logged in to the library website.
  • Not every search result will be available in PDF.
    • If you see "Request through Interlibrary Loan," that means you can ask us to request a copy through another library.
    • If you are re-directed into the library catalog, it's something we have in print. Access may be difficult given the current circumstances.
  • Look for a filter that will allow you to search for Full Text. This will help limit your search to currently available items!
  • Visit our Fleet Search guide to learn more advanced skills.

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.


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