At the Ref Desk (2/28/15): Another day, another research consultation. [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

"Since the only available version of this book is online, could you print the thing out for me?"

Favorite question of the evening, "Where's the exit?"

Whole lotta 'look-ups' goin' on.

First day back after Easter/Spring Break. We're deep into 'Have-you-got-my-textbook-first-week-of-the-quarter' season.

2nd to last day of finals. Kind of slow -- thank God, since I'm still a bit under the weather (and I'm not the only one).

Got a 'I-wrote-the-paper-and-now-I-need-a-couple-of-sources' question again.

'I need to find 10 references for my topic -- Can I use my text book as a reference?'

Hmm, Treasure Hunt going on at the library; groups of 10-12 year olds (with escorts, thank God), trying to figure out who the library was named after.

Well, that's nice: someone wrote in to complement me on service I had given them at reference. Of course for us, it's fun, fun, fun (and yes the gangnam style video will be coming out shortly).

AMA Manual of Style (10th ed.): AUTHORS: [...] In listed references, the names of all authors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by 'et al.' (p. 44) -- Kind of peculiar if you ask me.