At the Ref Desk (9/14/15): 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. [more...]

Weird Library Commercial of the Week

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 2/1/09 (12:51pm)

And the winner is: a cornstarch laced brown foamy liquid that apparently is supposed to appeal to easily distracted (and hallucinatory) teenagers.