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October is Family History Month! Where can I go to learn more about my family tree?

The library’s Genealogy Center is a great place to look for information about your family history. This collection offers a variety of databases, records, census data, and more to help you track down the people and places of your family’s past. The Genealogy Center is currently located at the Hardesty Library, and there are also a number of online resources that you can access at home with your library card.

I Have Some Work That I Would Like To Protect. Where Can I Find Information On Patents And Copyright?

We have a collection of resources and links that can facilitate your efforts to protect your intellectual property. These resources are in our Business Center Guide. Just click on the tab labelled "Patents, Trademarks & Copyright". You will find definitions of each method to help you determine which applies to your idea, as well as links so you can search for existing items or file a new application.

Read thousands of newspapers from around the world online with PressDisplay!

You can access news from all over the globe with the library’s PressDisplay resource. The collection includes local periodicals such as the Tulsa World and the Oklahoman, but also branches out to news sources from over 100 countries in 60 different languages! PressDisplay features same day, full page access to the papers, including accompanying photos.

School is back in session, and that means homework is on the horizon. Here are some resources to help your child study.

The library has multiple tools your child can use when it comes to doing homework and learning study skills. First, we have an online service called Homework Help Now, which provides online homework assistance with a live tutor for subjects like math, science, writing, and social studies. All tutors are certified and are available from 2-11pm daily. The resource also offers skill building exercises, flash card learning games, and even virtual study rooms that students can use to meet their friends online.

I’m new to Tulsa. Where can I learn about how the city operates?

The library’s Research Center has put together a resource guide about the operation of both the city and county governments of Tulsa, as well as those of several surrounding communities, such as Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Sand Springs, among others.