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Oyster Mushrooms and The Basilica of St. Francis

Topics coming to the reference librarians this past week include:
  • Cosplay and Identity in Japan
  • John Whitney
  • Oyster Mushrooms
  • NGOs in Haiti
And, an in-depth look at some conversations weve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:

A question came through IM about research on age and interculture from the human resources perspective.  The librarian helped clarify the topic, and they searched through  Business Source Complete with the terms generation Y AND baby boom AND millennials, combined with the subject term for human resources: personnel management.  The results from the search were just what the researcher needed! 

A student looking for information about the Basilica of San Francesco dAssisi was coming up empty.  The librarian suggested starting with an encyclopedia, picking one listed on either our Religious Studies Research Guide or our Art History Research Guide.  After finding general information this way, a search in Art Full Text and ATLA uncovered some valuable scholarly articles.  And, finally, the librarian guided the student to a few great books in the collection, including: The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: Glory and Destruction
This Week in Reference: May 4-9, 2014  
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