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Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday February 28, 2013

(See the original post and stay up to date with Special Collections at the Notes for Bibliophiles blog.)

We were very lucky to get a visit last Friday from some exceptional students.

Submitted by dgregory on Friday February 22, 2013

Boolean is almost as much fun to say as it is to use.  The “techie term” for special search operators can be a powerful tool when fully understood.

A Boolean operator is a way to make your searches SMARTER.  Many websites,

Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday January 10, 2013

Welcome to the premiere blog post  “From 150 Empire”.  I am Kay Ellen Bullard, Assistant Director of The Providence Public Library (PPL) located at 150 Empire St. in Providence.  My blog will touch upon

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday December 19, 2012

Here's an item that's probably best described as a "multimedia" production:

Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday December 12, 2012

Many requests that come across my desk have to do with historic business research. Patrons often want to find out any information on a particular business in Rhode Island; anything from where the business was located to how long they were in

Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday December 06, 2012

237 years ago today James Macpherson wrote this letter to Gen. Philip Schuyler of the relatively new Continental Army. The purpose of the letter is to request that Shuyler remove him from what was essentially a desk job and let him join the

Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday November 28, 2012

Some of you may not know that the Rhode Island Collection holds the complete run of the Providence Journal from 1829 to