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

Future UAHS Seniors: Investigate Colleges this Summer

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Summer might not be the preferred time to think about school, but if you’re going to be a high school senior next year, it is a great time to think about where you might want to go to college, and perhaps plan a few campus tours for the fall. If you want to learn more about a particular school, check out the College Blue Book. This resource will let you know how difficult it is to get into your favorite schools, which degrees are offered, and what the campus is like. You can also find information about occupational schools and scholarships. If you know you want to stay in Ohio, you can learn more about private colleges or public institutions online. If you’re not sure where to start, check out Peterson’s College Search, and “get matched” with a school that has majors that interest you, or take a look at some of our other recommended websites.

Become an Outdoorsperson

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Landscape view with hills and sunlightAre you an outdoorsperson? This summer is shaping up to be a nice one, and there are many activities to enjoy outside. Before you venture out into the sunlight, there are a few precautions you can take....


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.