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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.

Open Repositories

  • Digital Public Library of America
    • Online books, maps, photos, and much more from libraries, archives, and museums, freely available to all.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    • An index and search engine that provides direct links to journals and journal articles that are open to all.
  • ERIC
    • A wide variety of journal and non-journal literature in the field of education, provided by the US Dept. of Education.
  • Hathi Trust
    • A collaboration of the large libraries that provided their collections to the Google Books Project, this site is a repository of those books and others produced through local digitization projects. Material that is out of copyright (generally, that published before 1923) is open to all.
  • Internet Archive
    • Digitized books, journals, audio, video, and more, all free. In addition to contemporary texts, includes a wealth of digitized historical material.
  • Project Gutenberg
    • Over 49,000 free books available in a variety of downloadable formats.

Please check our Open Educational Resources page for more!

  • Internet Archive National Emergency Library
    • A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.



DBpia - provides full text databases including more than one million articles from about 2,000 Korean scholarly journals in 12 different fields of society, literature, economics & business, medical science, humanities, theology, law & administration, arts, engineering, natural science, and education. All the back issues of each journal title are available and title, author, keyword, journal title and publisher searchable.

Go directly to the link: (
choose "Institutional access"  > enter Rhode Island School of Design
THEN use this login:  RISD (all caps) password: trial2020