Friday, November 16, 2007

Hello! A fresh batch of reference questions from Moffitt and Environmental Design. Things are busy at the desks right now--we're in week twelve (?) of a fifteen-week term. People are researching madly.
  • I'm doing a paper on women as domestic workers across national borders--i.e., nannies and house cleaners. Where can I find background info to start refining my topic? (Referred to Ehrenreich's Global Woman for browsing, and to popular newspaper/magazine article searches in LexisNexis and ProQuest Research Library.)
  • I need office space to meet my students! I teach in the Berkeley Extension program, in the Fall Program for Freshmen, and we don't have any space for office hours. Can I use some in the library?
  • How do I find articles?
  • How do I set up the proxy server?
  • Where is Stephens Hall?
  • I need articles about Richard Pryor. I'm looking in Black Studies Database, but can't see how to get the articles themselves. (Transferred to LN Academic, for much easier and more fruitful search.)
  • I'm looking for statistics on crime and violence in Brazil. (Secondary item search in HAPI, referral to International Gov Info librarian.)
  • I'm looking for examples of Rem Koolhass's early and student works, and a manifesto he wrote early in his career.
  • I'm looking for information about the WTO/TRIPS organization, and the effect it has had on the distribution of low-cost pharmaceuticals in developing nations. I need scholarly information. (PAIS)
  • I'm looking for background information about how Confucianism developed in Korea. (Subject encyclopedias, Melvyl.)


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