At the Ref Desk (12/18/14): Last evening of the year. Back in 2015! [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

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.

Hey, remember QR Codes? Me neither.

First shift of the year!

Last shift of the year!