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Alban Berg and Italian Wine

Topics coming to the reference librarians this past week include:
  • Mixed Income Housing
  • Nelson-Denny Reading Test
  • Alban Berg
  • Chicago Soil Formation
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 books summarizing the major periods and empires in Islamic History. They found the following, among others: Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World, and Chronology of Islamic History 570-1000 CE.  The librarian then suggested looking through an encyclopedia for a more concise explanation of the time periods.  The librarian shared a list of History Encyclopedias, and helped the student find relevant articles, especially using the online Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages.

The librarians on IM were asked for help with a project about food and wine of Italy.  The librarian clarified what class the research was for (Travel, Values, and Identity), and determined that the Hospitality & Tourism Complete database would be best. They searched with the terms Wine and Italy, and limited the search to peer reviewed sources with the facets on the left.  They found several great articles, including: Wine tourism in Italy: New profiles, styles of consumption, ways of touring And The Staging of Experiences in Wine Tourism.

This Week in Reference: May 18-23, 2014 
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