Research Questions

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Research service available MON-FRI,10:30am-6:30pm

Email usResearch Desk, or call: 307-733-2164 x3110


Current trivia question:

Trivia Q: How did Yellowstone National Park get its name?

Trivia A. According to the USGS, and contrary to popular belief, Yellowstone was not named for the abundant rhyolite lavas in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone that have been chemically altered by reactions with steam and hot water to create vivid yellow and pink colors. Instead, the name was attributed as early as 1805 to Native Americans who were referring to yellow sandstones along the banks of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, several hundred miles downstream and northeast of the Park.

If you're heading to Yellowstone, stop by the library for field guides (we've got them for YNP plants, animals,rocks & more), maps (don't get lost hiking!), children's books (are we there yet?), and more. Search the catalog for "Yellowstone National Park" to see your many options.

Research Questions

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Looking for a local news article from 1984 to help solve a family mystery? Trying to make an informed choice for your next mattress? Need a stack of books pulled to help you put together an anti-inflammatory diet? We're on it! The research team can help you find trustworthy resources to answer life's burning questions. Email us at research@tclib.org.




School Projects

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Your history teacher just assigned you a research project that's worth a third of your grade.  Don't panic!  The research team can steer you toward reliable resources that will support your thesis and help you ace the assignment. Appointments available for one-on-one or group help.

Teachers! Bring your students to the library for a tour of the collection and some pointers on how to do research using library databases. 



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