In case you didn’t know, the UA Library subscribes to resources for our patrons to access to a wealth of information not available for free online. This includes our immensely popular subscriptions to Consumer Reports, Mango Languages, a variety of business and investment resources, and full text access to a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. All you need is your UA Library card number and PIN!
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.
Please choose from a subject below to see relevant web pages.
Apps for Researchers
Introducing Apps for our Databases
We're pleased to be able to offer 3 distinct apps to you for download on your iOS or Android devices:
- Mango Languages for Libraries,
- 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.
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:
- Find friends and family in UA’s Norwester Yearbooks (1923–2000).
- View original farms, trace our city’s annexation, and explore the historic district in UA’s Historical Maps.
- Witness the birth and growth of our city in UA’s original City and Village Documents (1918–ongoing).
- Read about UA’s earliest residents and daily life in the Norwester Magazines (1917–1922).
- Learn about UA’s prominent community members and read their bios from the Wall of Honor.
- Watch the story of our community unfold in UA’s Historical Images.
- Join the UA Archives on Facebook and share your own memories and photographs.
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.
|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.|