Need Help? 

I'm Scott, the Virtual 
Reference Librarian.  

As you are answering questions on the right, look at this column to get advice, commentary, or see other options available to you.  

To begin, select the choice on the right that corresponds to your information need. 

 Here are some other options: 
* Orientation to AskScott 
* Searching Tutorial 
* AskScott FAQ 
* Ask a Human
* Contact the AskScott team


 

 Copyright 1996, 1997, 1999,2002,2003,2004 by Scott Nicholson. 

 

What can I help you find? 
>  Information on a topic >  Research Assistance
>  Quotes, lyrics, or poetry >  Government Information
>  City information or maps >  International Information
>  Family Issues

>  Sites for Youth

>  News or Stocks >  Multimedia - Audio
>  Blogs or Wikis >  Multimedia - Images/Video

What is AskScott? 
Just as the reference librarian in a library helps you find the best reference work for your search, AskScott helps you find the most appropriate Internet reference tool for your search. 

If you were looking up the definition of a word, you would use a dictionary and not an encyclopedia. Selection of an inappropriate searching tool can guarantee frustration and failure. By using AskScott, you will be directed to the best place to start your searching. 

 If this is your first time here, there is an orientation available. To learn more about searching the Web, go through the in-depth searching tutorial. To learn more about AskScott, visit the Frequently Asked Questions list.

 

AskScott is the result of cooperation by Dr. Scott Nicholson, the Information Institute of Syracuse, and students at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies