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Find out if one of your favorite authors is coming to Tulsa!

Tulsa hosts a variety of different authors throughout the year, and the library can help you find out when and where they'll be speaking. Local Author Events provides information on upcoming speaking engagements by both local and visiting authors. Some are held at the library, while others are presented by outside groups such as Book Smart Tulsa, an organization devoted to promoting the literary arts in our city.

I need help finding a topic and sources for a research paper dealing with current events. Where can I look?

The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country.

Interested in trying out the library's ebook or digital audio book collection? Here's how you get started!

The library's digital collection allows you to check out materials to read or listen to on your computer, laptop, Nook, Kindle, iPad, Android or a variety of other devices. You can access these materials on our digital media page. This catalog allows you to browse and check out ebooks and audio books, as well as download the right software needed to use them.You can use this research guide to get started.

Is your teenager looking for something to do over Spring Break? Our teen page has some options to explore!

The library's teen page contains a number of resources that young people can use for work or play.

Think you might have the flu? Medline Plus lists symptoms and health news to help you stay on top of things.

To find information on flu, including symptoms, prevention and treatment, try the Medline Plus database. You can access it through the Research & Learn tab at the top the library homepage in the alphabetical Databases list. In the Medline Plus search field, enter the word ‘flu' and hit ‘search'. Click on the first result from the National Library of Medicine. This will bring up a new page with an overview of the disease and several headings.

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