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Reference Manual

Advanced questions(subject specific question)

LAs and students workers would be expected to Answer basic questions and refer intensive one to librarians.


Subject specific questions/questions requiring librarians to answer

Looking topic for research paper

Citation questions

Finding scholarly articles

Looking for a specific title on an article

Evaluating sources

Literary criticism

Following are some examples of what would be referred to a Librarian:

"I need scholarly articles for my research paper"

"What would be a good database to help me find information for my paper?"

"I need to research about..."

"Can you help me with citing this book in MLA/APA?"

"I need primary resources for my assignment, where should I start?"


Do not send users away without help or a referral. If the subject librarian is not available, provide the patron with librarian's contact information and share subject guides to give the users additional resources to view until they meet with a librarian.