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 3 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

Pablo Picasso

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Picasso's Nature Morte au Compotier - a still life with fruit and other objects arranged on a tableIf you’ve been to the Columbus Museum of Art recently, you might have seen their exhibit on Pablo Picasso. Picasso was involved in a great variety of media, from sculpture and painting to costume design and print making, and he was influential for much of his life. To learn more about Picasso’s life and work, check out these resources:

Big year for Scioto Country Club: hosting US Senior Open while turning 100

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Golf tournament at Scioto Country Club in 1918The 20th century brought the Machine Age and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which brought us the 2-day weekend.  What to do with all that free time? Golf! The Scioto Country Club was founded in 1916–the first 18-hole course in Columbus. It is one of only a handful of golf courses to have hosted six major competitions. This year, the Club not only turns 100, it hosts the 2016 US Senior Open for the second time!


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 & PeriodicalsOur 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 SitesOur reference librarians have assembled a list of reliable Internet sites. Simply browse these sites by category to find the information you need.
E-mail ReferenceOur 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 ProctoringAs 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.