At the Ref Desk (10/6/18): (Question of the Day): "For how much time can I ask you questions?" I told him we were open till nine. [more...]

Mon, 9/14/15 (10:50pm)

Student: Are these databases like the ones in high school?
Me: How long have you been here?
Student: A week.
Me: Well, yes the databases are similar -- only we have a whole bunch more and we focus a bit more on the details -- so you can find the things you need.
I then showed her how to plow through a pile of search results and identify promising articles which she could send to herself and read later.