Research & Resources

Subject Guides

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.

Apps for Researchers

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Introducing Apps for our Databases  

We're pleased to be able to offer 4 distinct apps to you for download on your iOS or Android devices: 

  • Mango Languages for Libraries,  
  • EBSCOhost,
  • and AccessMyLibrary

are provided for free to use with our database subscriptions. These apps together give you access to 70+ databases on your mobile device. For more information please see our Apps For Researchers page.

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News from the Reference Desk

Girls Flew Too

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Several weeks ago I wrote about Wilbur and Orville Wright and the first controlled, piloted, flight of a heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  I was inspired by the new book by David McCullough called The Wright Brothers.

The Wright brothers’ story stands alone in terms of drama and interesting characters.  But I would be remiss if I did not also point out the stories of three of the female members of the Wright family as well. 

Celebrity Chefs - Test Your Knowledge!

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Image - Smiling ChefWhether we are “foodies” or not, many of us recognize the celebrity chefs of our era.  They are known to us from several types of media: Julia Child and Jacques Pepin from public television; James Beard, Craig Claiborne and Mark Bittman from the New York Times; Mario Batali, Ina Garten, Rachel Ray, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, and Alton Brown, from cable television; Marcus Samuelsson and Ruth Reichel from their published memoirs; and Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson from their cookbooks, just to name a few.

How well do you know these celebrity chefs?  Can you answer the trivia questions below?   The answers can be found in the Upper Arlington Library’s “menu” of databases or at the bottom of this screen.


The UA Archives: our digital initiative

UA Archives is the Upper Arlington Public Library’s digital library initiative. Through the UA Archives, the library partners with local organizations and individuals to digitally preserve our community’s historical resources and make them available online. You can use the UA Archives to:

Learn more or Visit the archives

Reference Services: About Us

Reference Services: (614) 486-3342
Manager: Mark Mangini

Whether you are looking for magazine & newspaper articles, online databases, quality Internet sites, or business, career, or consumer information, our reference librarians are eager to help.

Our skilled staff will guide you through the maze of resources available in the library and online. They can help you find everything from the price of a used car to the chemical structure of saccharine.

Visit us downstairs at our Tremont Road location, send us your question using the E-mail Reference contact form, or call us at (614) 486-3342.

Reference Services

Reference Databases & Periodicals Our online databases & reference eBooks provide instant access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and professional journals—as well as business and investment, science, history, literature, and genealogical sources. Most of these databases are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your home or office.
Recommended Internet Sites Our reference librarians have assembled a list of reliable Internet sites. Simply browse these sites by category to find the information you need.
E-mail Reference Our e-mail reference service provides answers to brief, factual questions within 24 hours, excluding holidays. For more involved questions please visit the Reference Department, or call us at (614) 486-3342.
Test Proctoring As part of our mission to encourage lifelong learning, the library offers free test proctoring to students when possible. This service is available through the Reference Department at the Main Library.