Wednesday, February 09, 2005

My better half is Louisianian, so last night we had a Mardi Gras party. There was king cake (with bean!), jambalaya, muffaletta, gin gimlets (I don't know why), beads, doubloons, and paper money for Chinese New Year. Also birthday candles for a friend's daughter, who just turned fourteen. We see no reason to compartmentalize our holidays.

There was also a fair amount of beer. The reference desk today is feeling a little foggy, for some reason.

So far:
  • How can I find these specific Biblical commentaries? (Anchor, etc.)
  • Where can I get a travel guide to New Orleans?
  • How can I tell if we have volume 34 of the journal Archaeometry? And so we have online access?
  • What's the call number for Orwell's 1984?
  • My citation is for volume 19 of Wisconsin Archeologist, which should be 1998, but when I look on the shelf that's from 1919. What's going on?
  • When a paper says it should be written in "APA style," what does that mean?


Blogger NoxiousVerve said...

Okay... the student questions that you post from the reference desk are bloody brilliant. I am really not kidding. It really illustrates the college experience for me. Some of the questions appear to be perfectly normal, while others border on the absurd. I am a UofO alum, so I get the added benefit of visualizing the little reference desk at the front of the Knight library.

By the way, I hope that you had a great fat Tuesday. I can't really remember what I did on Fat Tuesday, but then again, I guess that is the point of Mardi Gras, right?

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