Distance & Continuing Education Students

Library Services for Distance Students

  • Consultation with Librarians via phone, email or chat.
  • Online help via email, text, or chat.
  • Online access to millions of fulltext journal articles 
  • Online access to thousands of ebook titles

Subject Guides

Did you know that the library has guides to help you research specific to your course?  These LibGuides collect valuable links to databases, web resources, and electronic materials.  Below is a sample to some of our LibGuides: if you do not see your major, just click the link at the bottom of the list to access all of our guides!

Start your Research

Start your research at the Library Web Site

Research is often a difficult process.  Sometimes the hardest part of research is getting started, knowing where to go for the information you need, and crafting a workable research question/topic.  We can help you with that and more -- at the very least, we can point you in the right direction.  Please do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help!


OneSearch Searches almost everything!  For more info see What is OneSearch?

Enter your keywords:

How to Access Library Resources off Campus

1. Locate your Library Barcode on the back of your student ID.  It begins with 21931.........

2. If you don't have an ID call us at 401-254-3375 or email us at libref@rwu.edu and we will give you a Library Barcode.

3. When prompted enter your name and Library Barcode

REMEMBER:  Never Pay for Articles, if we don't have online access we will get an article for you through Interlibrary Loan and email it to you.

Essential Databases