A reference librarian will have a brief interview with you so that he or
she will understand the research need that you have.
Typical questions for you would include:
What will be the topic of your paper?
What question are you trying to answer?
Just what kinds of materials do you need? (books, articles?)
What is your assignment, and what course is it for?
Other reasons to visit the Reference/Information desk:
High use reference materials are kept here for in-house use
These high use materials are called “Ready Reference”.
Reference Book Collection
The library has a collection of books for use in the library only. These books
are located on the second floor in front and to the right of, the Reference
Most Reference books are used for fast consultation, to find information or
facts in a brief format. Some of the more common types of book in
Reference are Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Atlases.
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