Liaison to the College of
Continuing and Professional
Studies for the Atlanta
Cornell University Library definition
of a 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.
10:00 AM -7:00 PM
May be working weekends or nights.
Questions? Ask the Reference Desk!
(678) 547-6282 (Atlanta)
M - Th
Add askmercer as your buddy!
Remember to start your research
early. Not everything can be found
full-text online or at all hours.
o Interlibrary Loan
o Interlibrary Use
o Print copies of books and
o Databases unavailable from
o Reference Librarian
• Background Reading & Brainstorming
Other reference sources
• 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
used, results/interpretation and
• Research articles are peerreviewed
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
• No glossy pages or pictures
• Share your GALILEO
password or MUID with
• Upload an article to a
webpage that others can
• Copy and paste sections
of an article into your
paper without using
ed. Reference List
Every source cited in-text needs to be listed in the
reference list and vice versa.
Include enough information so that the reader can
locate each source.
o author name
o date of publication
o title of work
Order list alphabetically by the author’s surname
(or first word in group, association, agency, etc.; or
title if there is no author).
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of
article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number),
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter
also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of
document. Retrieved from http://Web address
Always show from
where you got