musings and reference questions

Week 4
April 26, 2006, 5:32 am
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*Where can I find a white rhinoceras?
*Where is the CRC Atlas for spectral data?
*Books on the math of Jewish calendars?
*How do I find peer reviewed articles on steroid use in baseball?
*Long term gender differences with athletes who have had hip/knee replacements?


The quarter moves on
April 20, 2006, 10:58 pm
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*Lots of directional questions
*Looking for the Journal of the Chemical Society from 1949.
*Making stuff out of sulfur (promises to be stinky!).
*Looking for the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London from 1908 – I don’t think we have it.
*A book about Protezoa.
*Request for a database with data on metal complexes. (Metal attaching to organic compounds)
*Structural data for inorganic chemistry
*Still moving books and journals to CDA/MDLS and out of my office. Yeah spring!

Teaching CIS 199
April 11, 2006, 11:34 pm
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Blogger is back up. Students are sleepy. What more is there?

Week 2 – Spring Term
April 10, 2006, 11:45 pm
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*If you need something from SCI storage FAST, pick it up at Knight
*Birds/Audubon books on birds
*EndNote formatting questions
*Articles on fish that live in the desert (namely, cyprinodon nevadensis)
*Maps of Nevada
*A Swiss patent in English (SciFinder Scholar to the rescue)
*A table of compounds listed by their melting points

Spring is in the air
April 6, 2006, 4:57 pm
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*Folks looking for public health documents from the turn of the last century.
*Someone looking for an 1808 publication. Turns out wikipedia was surprizingly helpful, but the patron had already left.
*A patron wanting to know what phase of the moon North America saw during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
*Lots of geology articles from all over the place, but lots of it behind the Science Desk.
*A patron who needed to know how to enlarge her ID photo on the photocopier to use it for a class assignment.