At the Ref Desk (10/14/17): Phrase du Jour: Happy Researching! [more...]

At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

At the Ref Desk: If you can't find any articles using the search terms, "monetize, information technology and school programs", think of alternatives that mean the same thing. Can't think of any? Oh come on! How's about, "wealth or rich, programming and education"?

Since it's 4/1, how accurate do we have to be in our answers today to research questions?

Happy 1st Day of Spring Quarter!

Intersession -- all quiet on the research request front.

10th week of the quarter. Place is packed.

Interesting coincidence -- the colleague at Circulation, plus the student worker, plus your's truly -- we all worked as high school students in our high school libraries. Support your local High School Library!

2nd student in a week's time to ask, 'What's a call number?'

(Question of the Day) 'Call number? Does that mean you have to call someone to get the book?' Um, maybe 100 years ago.

Nice, busy evening. Students working on assignments, looking for 'peer reviewed' 'scholarly' articles.

Oy, 2nd Ethics/Compliance test of the year. (2 jobs, 2 tests). Feel like going out and robbing a bank and biting someone in the leg.

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