Reference & Research

reference and research activities and tools

Got a question? Need some direction navigating the sea of information?

  • Discover online databases for full-text articles from magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias on topics such as health, business and current events.
  • Search the catalog to find books and other materials available to you locally and from libraries across the country.
  • Use subject guides created by TCPL's professional librarians for helpful, current resources on employment, motor vehicles, genealogy, adult literacy and more.
  • Find your next great book or movie and explore our special collections of multimedia materials and books for adult literacy, ESL and World Languages.
  • Get expert advice in person, by phone or online through TCPL's Ask-a-Librarian reference services.
  • Local history materials, including microfilm, books and research assistance are available in the library and online! If you can't find what you need online or visit the Library in person, use our Tompkins County Research Service.

Let us help you find the information you need!

Page last modified Jan 15, 2015