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This Week in Reference: Joan of Arc and Gaudi

by Jennifer Schwartz 6/27/2014 1:33:00 PM
Joan of Arc The finals frenzy has passed, but we’ve still been answering interesting reference questions!  Some topics to come to the research help desks this week include:
  • Guilt vs. Shame
  • Frances Willard
  • The trial of Joan of Arc
  • Christian themes in The Matrix (film)
  • Invasive rats in Ireland
And, an in-depth look at some conversations we’ve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:

Barcelona and Modernity A student was looking for material about Tim Burton for a philosophy class.  The librarian first suggested the book Burton on Burton.  They used the “Click for more information on this title” link to read a summary of the book, making sure it would be a good fit for the paper.  Then, the librarian suggested searching in the Film and Television Literature Index with the terms: Tim Burton and (themes OR interviews).
 
We were pinged on IM for help researching the personality of Antoni Gaudi.  The librarian pointed out the Art History Research Guide, and helped search for books, finding: Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali, and Living Gaudi, the Architect’s Complete Vision.  They were also able to find biographical information in the journal literature, through an ‘all databases’ EBSCO search by subject for Gaudi.
 
This Week in Reference: June 8 - June  14, 2014 

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