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Looking for Literary Criticism?

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Artemis logo imageThe Upper Arlington Public Library subscribes to a fantastic resource on literature: Artemis Literary Sources. Artemis includes digitized copies of many well-regarded Gale titles, such as:

  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Novels for Students
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Short Stories for Students

Artemis also has reviews, work overviews, author biographies, and, for older works, the primary source. To access Artemis from home:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Research” and click on “Databases”
  3. Scroll down to “Artemis Literary Sources” and click on it
  4. Enter your library card number and PIN

The UAPL is also lucky enough to have CLC and TCLC in print, if you want to do your research the old fashioned way!

Hearing Loss

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In June 2014 the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported a study which showed that adults who have hearing loss are more likely to be depressed than those with good hearing. Hearing loss can result from things as diverse as obesity, aging, listening to loud noises over a period of time, or taking pain medication.

If you suspect you have a hearing loss, the electronic reference book Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, available through the library’s website, will give you a simple, authoritative overview of hearing loss as well as in-depth articles on specific ear-related conditions and hearing aids.

Other helpful sources available from the UAPL web site [] include the following databases and eReferencebooks. When searching them, use the key word phrase “hearing disorders” and be sure to have your library card number and PIN handy.

And the library has several books on the topic:

There are many good reasons not to ignore the signs of hearing loss, so if you find yourself saying “Huh?” a lot more than you’d like to, read up on hearing loss and schedule a hearing assessment soon.