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My lawn equipment needs some work but I've lost the service manuals. Does the library have any information on small engine repair?

Yes, we have a database specifically for small engine repair that covers lawn mowers and trimmers, as well as other machines like ATVs, boat motors, tractors, motorcycles and more. Go to our Research & Learn tab, click on the alphabetical list, and look for Small Engine Repair. Select the type of machine you have and look for its make and model.

I'm looking for a newspaper article from a few months ago. Does the library keep archives for the Tulsa World?

Yes, the library offers a Tulsa World database that contains full text articles from 1989 to present. This database can be used at all library locations and from home. To access this database from the library's website, click on Research & Learn, then look for Tulsa World in the T's.

It's tornado season in Oklahoma. What can I do to prepare in case one hits our area?

The library's Government Documents section has a weather page with several links to agencies with information on preparedness for tornadoes and other severe weather. To find these, click the Government Documents link in our Research & Learn tab, and look for the gray Weather tab.

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.

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