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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.

Alan Furst has been selected as the 2011 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Winner by the Tulsa Library Trust. Where can I learn more about him and his work?

You can learn more about Alan Furst and his career through the Biography in Context database. First click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Databases. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name Furst, Alan and you should receive a list of results, the first of which will be a biography from Contemporary Authors Online.

The library has a new resource for job seekers. Take a look!

Job Now! is a new addition to our database collection. It offers a number of resources for those looking for work, including a job search, resume templates, interview tips, and a learning center to help with skill building and test taking. The database also links to several employment related websites for further information. However, perhaps the handiest tool available through Job Now! is its live coaching feature.

November 11 is Veterans Day.

Every year as part of recognition and gratitude for their service, restaurants and businesses offer free meals and discounts for veterans and active-duty service members. However, we do not have to wait until November 11 to honor our veterans and service members. The Tulsa City-County Library has compiled Veteran Resources to assist veterans, active-duty service members, families, caregivers or anyone interested in supporting troops.

So, it's 9:30 pm and your teenager has just decided to start algebra homework, a process which always involves you, and you're too tired to help. Fear not, weary parent, for we have the solution!

The new Homework Help Now! database, debuting on November 1, can connect your little mathematicians with a live tutor who can help them with their algebra (or chemistry or geometry or biology or writing or social studies or physics, etc)! A student can either request generic help with their homework or they can narrow in on specific concepts, e.g. solving linear equations.

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