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Cornell University Library definition of a reference librarianhttp://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/vocab.html Reference Librarian Reference librarians are specialists in the field of information retrieval. Generally they have a Masters degree in library science… They are available at reference desks to help you find the information you are looking for.
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Remember to start your research early. Not everything can be found full-text online or at all hours.o Interlibrary Loano Interlibrary Useo Print copies of books and journals.o Databases inaccessible from off-campuso Reference Librarian
“Scholarly” Journals• Periodicals used by researchers to share their findings with one another and the public.• They contain articles describing new research or ideas written in a formal manner that includes background information, methods used, results/interpretation and significance.• Research articles are peer- reviewed
Scholarly Journals How do I tell?• May contain graphs and charts.• Written by a scholar in the field or by someone who has done research in the field. Degrees attained and institutional affiliations are often included by the authors’ names.• Always cite their sources in the form of footnotes or bibliographies• No glossy pages or pictures• No advertisements
Popular MagazinesHow do I tell?• Slick, glossy and attractive in appearance.• Lots of graphics (photographs, drawings, etc.).• Articles are usually very short, written in simple language .• Generally little depth to the content of these articles.