Welcome back to This Week in Reference! As the quarter gets into full swing, the librarians behind the research help desk have been busy answering your research-related questions. Questions have ranged from help finding scholarly articles on the honey industry and access to the New York Times to assistance finding a textbook for class and the library hours. If you have not had the opportunity to use our online Ask a Librarian service, I encourage you to check it out! It is a great way to get library service right from your personal device.
Some other questions we have answered this quarter include:
- How do you know if your article is considered scholarly?
- How do you login to interlibrary loan?
- Is the novel Sarajevo Marlboro available to check out?
- I am looking for the book, Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy.
- How do you schedule a research consultation with a librarian?
Here is an example chat that we had recently:
DePaul Librarian: Hi there! How can I help you?
Patron: I need to find a scholarly article about how physical exercise influences well-being?
DePaul Librarian: One moment while I do some hunting. In the meantime, feel free to try looking through our Health Sciences Research Guide to help you find relevant resources.
Patron: Thank you!
DePaul Librarian: And is there a particular population you’re looking for to make your search more specific? Such as age or race?
Patron: Thank you, I will look through these.
DePaul Librarian: There are a lot of results. We’d need to narrow your topic more in order to get more relevant results. Do you need any help with narrowing your topic?
Patron: Ok, thank you! I will look through these results and let you know.
DePaul Librarian: Ok, we are online until 10pm tonight if you need more help.