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As of today, I’ve officially been alone on the Research Help Desk for two weeks! At first it was a little intimidating, but by using the research and citations guides I’ve been able to handle every questions I’ve gotten so far. During my desk shifts, I’ve also been studying readings about ebooks, collection, and weeding, as well as getting better acquainted with the databases. I decided to study databases that were in disciplines that I hadn’t encountered in my academic career, so I spent a lot of time in resources like Bio1 and LexisNexis. My favorite database that I’ve found so far has probably been DAPL, which can be difficult to search, but has many museum like exhibitions that provide unique insights into American History. [excerpt]


The Interns at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library captured their internship experiences since the spring of 2011. Over time the blog has featured Fortenbaugh, Smith, and Holley interns. They shared updates on semester long projects, responded to blogging prompts, and documented their individual intern experience.