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Reference desk

Bibliographic information can be requested:

  • By telephone: 051 276816 (brief catalogue searches) during the opening time of the Library
  • By writing to the mail address
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At the Reference Desk, you can ask assistance for:

  • The definition and the specification of the topics of the research
  • The indication of an appropriate methodology in carrying out the research
  • The individuation of the access keywords to the research: 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, classification to which the work belongs, etcetera.
  • The use of stocks that can be found in the Reference Room
  • Gathering the information from electronic catalogues (on CD-ROM, on Internet and online)
  • Information and addresses regarding other libraries.