Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The latest crop of questions, from the Environmental Design Library and Moffitt Library:
  • Where can I find a copy of the Berkeley Landscape Heritage Plan?
  • I want to look for a special issue of Detail magazine; I think it was on construction, but I can't remember exactly, now. I'd remember if I saw it, though.
  • I'm looking for a citation for some research that my professor needs. A study was done that showed that women who ate food that wasn't culturally familiar absorbed fewer nutrients from it. No idea where or when this was published.
  • I'm looking for a past issue of California History; where do I find it?
  • I need a copy of Monkey, by Wu Cheng-en.
  • Where can I borrow a laptop?
  • Where can I find a copy of the psychological measure I need to hand in with my dissertation?
  • Where can I find primary sources that show how indigenous peoples were represented in the popular media during the time of Lewis & Clark's explorations? (ca. 1803-1808.)
  • Where can I find the phone numbers of offices on campus that schedule student leisure activities?
  • I'm looking for climate and environmental data on the watershed that Pinole is in. The USGS website I'm using isn't co-operating; it won't link me to Contra Costa county, or to any actual data.
  • I need scholarly articles about online photo galleries and photosharing.
  • I need a copy of the university's General Catalog, so I can find out what the heck these codes next to my students' names mean.
  • I need a book on U.S. housing policy that's at the bindery--can I get another copy through the library, or do I have to buy it?
  • I'm looking for information about Elbert Peetz, an early twentieth-century urban planner. Or, I'd like to find out more about early twentieth-century urban planning in general. I'm not sure I've got Peetz's name right. (It's Elbert Peets. Subject heading is City planning, with geographic and chronological subheadings.)
  • I'm looking for information on economic policy development in Latin American countries--i.e., an overview of how their economies have gone from agrarian to industrialized since the 1960s or so.
  • How can I find peer-reviewed articles about "the dark ages to modern times"?

As a reminder, these questions were asked at different points in the term--I keep track of them and post them in scrambled order so there's no way to identify who asked what.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The latest crop of reference questions, from Moffitt and from the Environmental Design Library desk:
  • I need reviews of King Vidor's silent film The Crowd, published at the time the film was released.
  • I need a copy of my Earth Science textbook; does the library have one?
  • I need a guide to diagramming, but searching on the word "diagram" in the catalog gets me all kinds of stuff in hundreds of different areas. How can I find stuff specifically on architectural diagramming?
  • I need an article from Scientific American of 1983.
  • Where can I find a copy of the complete commentary of Oecumenius on the Apocalypse?
  • Where can I find new issues of Print magazine? How about Communication Arts?
  • I'm looking for a book about Hamilton Hazelton, or it might be a book he wrote, ab0ut Vaux le Vicomte.
  • How can I find out about US troop strength in the 60s and 70s? And also about military funding during this period?
  • I need the second volume of Clark Kerr's memoir about the University.
  • I need information about Ghana's nationalist movement.
  • How can I find books or articles about Mexican indigenous peoples participating in revolutionary activities based on some religious motive? I'm interested in post-independence events in particular.
  • How do I get to past issues of The Nation, via Proquest?
  • I need a garden plan for Central Park. I need to see which plants were planted where, exactly.
  • I'm looking for critiques of field work as a research method. Specifically, I need to critique the field work methods used by the authors of Why Did They Kill?, a book about the Cambodian genocide.
  • I need to find a copy of Frederick Douglass's autobiography. Most of the library copies are out; I need it for my class right away.
  • I'm looking for box office information, and some background information such as major actors and directors, for the Bollywood film industry.
  • I left a book on a table in the library yesterday, and don't remember the title or exactly what the call number was. It was in the NA200s...can I find it again?
  • I need scholarly articles about financial advisors--i.e., the professionalization of the career, the changes that have happened since the sixties, the new certification models, what's likely to happen next.
  • I need to find a garden plan for the garden at Stourhead Estate, in Wiltshire.
  • Where is my class?