What’s Your Reference Question?

April 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Ten of the more “tame” reference questions sent to the Patients’ Library

  1. My sister wants information on bingo calling tips.    
  2. Could you tell me everything that can go wrong with me now that I’m 40?
  3. Do you have a picture of Joan of Arc on a horse?  
  4. Please provide me with information on how the phases of the moon affect medical conditions. 
  5. Can you give me a brochure on cellulite of the eyes? (Often we have to interpret what the patron really wants.)
  6. Do you have any visual aids of gladiators? 
  7. I would like a video on spontaneous human combustion. (Actually was a BBC documentary on the subject.)
  8. Please give me a list of square dance calls. 
  9. Can you recommend a stupid book? I don’t want to think too much.
  10. Would you tell me my horoscope today so I know if it’s okay to have surgery?

Debbie Fuehrer
Rochester Methodist Hospital
Patients’ Library

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