Reference Desk

Bibliographic information can be requested:
- by using the online form Ask a librarian
- via e-mail:
- via fax: 051 261160
- by telephone: 051 276816 (brief catalogue searches)
- by mail: Biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio, Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 - Bologna

At the Reference Desk assistance may be requested for:

  • defining and specifying of research topics
  • the indication of an appropriate methodology in carrying out research
  • the singling out of research keywords: authors or titles, subjects, classifications
  • the standardization, by means of uniform rules and criteria that are shared on a national and international level, of terms that are useful to research: of author headings/entry words
    (accepted forms and varying forms), of single subject words and word by word strings, of indexation classifications by topic
  • the identification of bibliographic information in its entirety or in its single elements: author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, collection to which the work belongs, etc.
  • the use of repositories present in the Reference Room
  • gathering information from electronic catalogues (on CD-ROM, on the workstations at the Archiginnasio)
  • information and addresses regarding other libraries
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