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The Research and Information Center (RIC) serves as a clearinghouse for information produced by and about cities and provides research, reference and survey services. Surveys for MTAS consultants and city officials are conducted to create and collect unique information on municipal government not available from other sources. RIC staff are responsible for the quarterly MTAS E-News and posting to MTAS's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. 

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MRLn is the MTAS Research Library Online. Click here to start a "Simple Search"  Search MRLn
MRLn will: help you FIND the right articles, books, DVDs, forms and more; SAVE your searches and search results to be able to repeat the search and find all of the latest materials in your area of interest; provide a way for you to REQUEST items that you've located to be sent to you, suggest new materials for the library, and request assistance.

Learn more about MRLn ... 

  • View this "Meet MRLn" webinar recording covers the basics of how MRLn can help you. Start video
  • Need to set up your MRLn account? Click here for instructions. Instructions


Need a Survey?

Request a survey by emailing RIC staff here:


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Frances Adams-O'Brien, Librarian | (865) 974-9842
Dawn McMillen, Senior Library Associate III | (865) 974-8970


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