musings and reference questions

Standing in front of CIS 110
November 29, 2005, 6:12 pm
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It makes me nervous to stand in front of a class and blog.
Folks seem pretty bored already.


A surprisingly busy Wednesday
November 23, 2005, 6:10 pm
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*More printer questions
*Anatomy of pregnant women or questions about midwifery.
*A misplaced Atlas
*Real email reference questions. Found the article under “Mise en evidence d’une tectonique majeure du Jurassique superieur (phase nevadienne) dans le Nord-Est de l’Oregon (secteur d’Huntington)” but not under its translated title, “Evidence for a major tectonic episode in the Upper Jurassic (Nevadan Phase) of the Huntington area.”
*Supralaryngal vocal sounds that birds make.
*A misplaced, misfilled ILL.
and then a whole bunch of nothing.

Tuesday at the desk
November 22, 2005, 8:58 pm
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Pretty slow today
*Printer issues abound. Do we have a color printer? Do we have more paper for the printer?
ho. hum.
*Found our limited run of a journal that is now mostly at OIMB. Have to remember that Sci Desk can also mean that back room.

We have more and more new furniture. It looks pretty nice. We have a very cool table in that back room. Looks like a benzene ring. How fitting.

Oh. And, I wrote down the time for the class that I’ve been preparing for incorrectly. I’m all dressed up and no place to go. Next week, I get to try again. Thank goodness for 2nd chances.

Monday November 21, 2005
November 22, 2005, 3:54 am
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*Someone looking for a Geological Society of America. Bulletin from the 1930s.
*A person trying to get into SciFinder Scholar. Showed them Inspec, as a start.

Friday, November 18, 2005
November 18, 2005, 10:22 pm
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* Several more iron oxalate questions, must be due soon.
* Recently folks have been interested in birds of all kinds, like ducks and crows
* Then there was the behavior of squirrels and humans. Turns out searching for squirrel under their latin names was the key to getting decent results.

chemistry, et al.
November 15, 2005, 10:38 pm
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*when using APA for citations, please note that et al. is used after the 6th author.
*What is the viscosity of sorbitol at room temperature? [Couldn’t find this, but did know where to look for organic compounds and what one was!]
*In excel, do I get the words to not spill out of the cell and then get cut off? [Years of excel contortions helped answer that one easily!]

Monday, November 14, 2005
November 15, 2005, 1:58 am
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I was staffing both L-net, the statewide virtual reference desk and the real one here in Science. Questions have been intermixed to protect the innocent.

Looking into getting a concealed weapon permit. Please send form or other address to find out more.

An article on carpal tunnel syndrome from 2003.

Lots of annoying questions about the revolutionary war.

What kinds of plants are in the ocean?

Lost cards, books from other libraries, geneaology. It was pretty busy….