Librarians get a lot of questions. Most of the time, students want answers. Sometimes, they just want to make a point.
So when TNL was asked recently, what is the easiest question she has had to answer, the old girl paused and looked around for the hidden camera. Camera aside, the grad student who asked the stumper insisted TNL answered his question.
You know, folks, another thing to note about questions. One is never enough. So before TNL knew it, she was sucked into a convoluted discussion with the student on water desalination, revenues, government support, bonds, R&D, water consumption, primary data vs. secondary data, noise levels in libraries, study habits, alumni access to electronic resources. It just went on.
The easiest question should have been answered, shouldnt it? And it was Frost and Sullivan. There you go.
Here is another one. How do you retrieve a list of MNCs in Singapore?
1. Use Osiris.
2. Select Expert Search. At Search Criteria Locator, look at Ownership Data, select Foreign Subsidiaries.
3. Ensure Foreign Country is Singapore.