Friday, February 24, 2006

The latest crop of questions from the Moffitt Undergraduate Library, mixed and muddled in terms of dates asked:
  • I need Bartlett's quotation dictionary.
  • I need several books about the confraternite romane--i.e., the Roman confraternity--in Italian. Several are held here but out to users for months. Others are at the Law Library where I can't borrow them. A few are in Melvyl, but since UCB theoretically owns them (they're out to users right now) I can't seem to request them. How can I get hold of something on my topic?
  • I want to find a specific article about mutual fund flow from The Journal of Behavioral Finance.
  • I need a copy of Lolita in English. Every single copy on campus is either out or missing from the shelves. The public library's copies are all out too. How can I get a copy to read?
  • Where can I find primary source accounts of Native American Indians participating in sports?
  • Where can I find a Hebrew-Hebrew dictionary?
  • I need to track down a book I used ages ago--it was red, and I think it was published in 1977, and I'm pretty sure it had the phrase "civil liberties" in the title.
  • Does the Graduate Theological Union have the book Puritans, the Millennium, and the Future of Israel?
  • I'm looking for secondary sources that discuss movie about teenagers, and how audiences have responded to them.
  • Where can I get a copy of the story "Brokeback Mountain"? I saw the movie and I'm still wondering about a plot point that I've heard is clearer in the story. I wanted to read it before I go to my class.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The latest crop of reference questions...
  • I'm looking for information on the percentage of local and national content on publicly- and privately-owned radio networks.
  • I need to get grounded in the newest theories about federalism and separatism. I've read the Federalist Papers and I've formed a theory about federalism, but my professor says I need to know what the mainstream of thought on the topic is today.
  • I found this citation for a French-language journal held in the Anthropology library, using Melvyl. I thought I sent myself an article citation, but all I have is the journal information. How can I figure out where I was looking for that article citation?
  • I'm looking for an issue of the Berkeley yearbook from the 1970s.
  • I want to find information about the Lumpen, part of the Black Panther movement. I'd like to find a general overview describing the group and its history.
  • I'm looking for government-level economic data (GDP, trade statistics, etc.) for the UK dating back as far as the 1870s. I'd like to find online sources if possible.
  • I'm looking for fiction or other creative works about the Rwandan genocide. Ideally, I'd like to find works that place it in the historical context of decolonization.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Here's the latest crop of reference questions, some fresh and some staler...

  • I need a copy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's On the Origin of Language. It has to be in English.
  • I'm looking for scholarly articles about the disappearance and murder of Native American women in Canada over the last few years.
  • I'm looking for information about contraband camps during the Civil War.
  • I need a copy of the Constitution of the United States.
  • I want to find a copy of The Life and Times of Pat Brown.
  • I'm writing a paper about Mexican retablos and African-American outsider art. I haven't been able to find anything that discusses these two kinds of devotional art together, and I'm not sure whether I want to find more information about them specifically, or if I want to find an article that discusses two unrelated art movements, so I can see how this should be structured.
  • Where can I find old copies of exams for my Business Administration class?