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Can the library help me locate phone numbers and addresses of individuals and companies?

Yes, the library offers a directory database called Reference USA. This database can be used at all library locations and from home. To access this database from the library's homepage, go to Research & Learn, then click on the Alphabetical List of Databases, and you'll Reference USA under R.

Did you know Tulsa has its own wiki? You can be a part of it!

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TulsaWiki is a local wiki focusing specifically on this great community of ours. What is a wiki? A wiki is a resource that provides content on a subject or subjects (in this case, Tulsa), and can be edited by anyone, meaning you have the ability to add, delete or revise the information that is posted. While TulsaWiki is hosted by the Tulsa Library, its content comes from the community. This could include people, places, history, events, weather, politics, and more.

I'd like to see what was in the national news on the day I was born. Where can I find those headlines?

We have access to a New York Times database that allows you to view the newspaper page by page on any given publication date from 1851- 2003. This resource can be found by selecting the Alphabetical List of Resources in the library's Research and Learn tab. Under the N section of the list, you'll see three entries for the New York Times.

I need to pay a traffic ticket, apply for a passport, and find parking for my upcoming jury duty. Where can I go to find this information?

Maneuvering through the various city, county and federal courts in Tulsa can be a bit tricky, since they are located in different buildings, and it's not always obvious which agency handles what. To help you find your way through the system, our Research Center and Tulsa Organizations & Services Office has put together a resource called Navigating the Courts. To find this page, click on the Research & Learn tab on the library's home page and look for it listed in the Research by Subject box.

We're thinking of home schooling our children next year. Where can we find information to help us with this decision?

The library's Research Center has consolidated a number of resources on home schooling into one place. These materials will help you not only make a more informed decision about whether or not home schooling will work for you and your family, they will also lead you to several tools on getting started, putting together a curriculum, contacting Tulsa area home school organizations, and finding local services for field trips and speakers.

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