Category Archives: Reference Question

Anything Peeps Can Do, You Can Do Better

The library can be a pretty intimidating place. Especially if you’re made of marshmallow and sugar. Lucky for this little peep—and you—we have some really great reference librarians and assistants on staff who can assist you with finding the books, … Continue reading

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IU-B African Studies Library: a Bountiful Research Collection

Are you someone who is interested in scholarly reference materials on Africa south of the Sahara? If so, look no further than your IU Bloomington Library! The 6th floor of the Wells Library has a vast collection of documents covering … Continue reading

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How do I Cite??

The world of citing can be scary-do I use MLA? APA? Chicago? What if I am in a science discipline-how do I cite my sources? Citing is also one of the most important components of research in the academic world, … Continue reading

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How do you find the Etymology of a Word?

The Reference Desk has gotten some questions about how to find the etymology of a word. We have several resources you can use. A good online source is Oxford English Dictionary.  Enter the word you want to find the history … Continue reading

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