Research Department

Get Answers from Our Experts

Finding reliable answers to your questions is our specialty. Our team of knowledgeable experts is here to assist in your search for accurate, trustworthy information.

Our Research Department also offers a reference collection, computer workstations, newspapers & periodicals, and special services like test proctoring.

Call or email us with your question or for more information on our services:

Popular Resources

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Ancestry Library Edition

Features comprehensive genealogical and local history information, with historical records, family trees, research guides, and helpful advice. Accessible in person at any UAPL branch.

Contains full access to the Consumer Reports website, with expert, unbiased ratings, reviews, product comparisons, and buying guides for many essential consumer products.

Oxford English Dictionary

Provides a guide to the meaning and history of words from across the English speaking world, including quotations tracing changes in meaning over time.

In Focus

Study for an exam, develop new skills, or just learn about an interesting topic with these resources.
Our librarians collected information that can help get you started on doing your taxes. The deadline for filing your 2023 taxes is Monday, April 15, 2024.
Get the real truth about what you read online with these librarian-recommended resources.

Search Starters / Guides

Our team has put together some helpful guides on popular topics to help you get started with your research. You can find links to both online and physical resources in easy-to-read lists. We make sure to keep these pages updated with the most current information.

Visit the Subject Guide Collection for more guides and starters.

Would You Rather Talk to a Librarian?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to a librarian for help with your research! Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in finding the resources you need. Talk to a librarian now.

Special Collections

UA Archives

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



Whether you live, work or attend school in Upper Arlington, you are an important part of this community. Healthy UA hopes to inspire each of us to live healthy and be well.

HealthyUA is an initiative of the Leadership UA Class of 2014 and is maintained by the Upper Arlington Public Library

UA Recipes Collection



What Else Do We Offer

We are the original search engine

"Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
— Neil Gaiman

Sometimes search engines are not enough. You need a research expert. A librarian. Someone who is knowledgeable about the information available “out there” and can lead the way to the resources you need.

Erin Hendricks

Research Department Manager

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