Reference: Where, What & Why
A Reference desk is a place where anyone can (and should!) go to
ask for assistance in a library.
The Information Commons has a computer lab which includes 26 PCs
as well as the Reference Desk which is staffed by Information
Some types of questions you could ask:
- Research questions
Where do I look for criticism on Shakespeare?
I need information on cloning and ethics, where do I start?
Who are competitors for a specific company?
- Background or factual questions
When was Thomas Edison born?
When was Lincoln president?
What is Modernism, Post-Colonialism, etc.?
Some examples of resources...