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The Emaciated Siddhartha and School Uniforms

Topics coming to us this past week include:

  • History of chandeliers
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Face to face marketing
  • The Emaciated Siddhartha in Buddhist art

And, an in-depth look at some conversations weve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:

A student asked for help finding articles written in support of school uniforms.  The librarian first explained that articles with useful information are often objective, and may include both positive and negative aspects of any one issue.  Then, we suggested using terms like advantages, success, or outcomes in the search, especially making use of the databases: ERIC and Education Research Complete.

A doctoral candidate needed assistance determining the scope of whats published in several different journals, understanding how the articles within those journals are organized.  In addition to reading through some of the issues, the librarian suggested looking at the publishers websites for more information.  Usually, there is a page devoted to author guidelines that provides exactly this type of detail.  The library also subscribes to Cabells Directories of Publishing Opportunities, which has related information about individual journals, including the type of review process proposed articles undergo, and the acceptance rate.

This Week in Reference: August 17-23, 2014

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