Ask A Reference Librarian, 24/7

By Emily Mon, October 23, 2006

Ever wonder what the average lifespan of a ladybug is? Or the name of President Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense? The Free Library of Philadelphia website now hosts Ask Here PA , a new online reference service that features the volunteered expertise of librarians from 92 libraries statewide. Funded by the Department of Education, Ask Here PA is more or less a virtual, library-based chat room that allows patrons to receive quick and informed answers to reference questions in real time. The librarian you chat with may be just down the street or across the state-check it out today!

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I am looking for 7-10 critical analyses of the book The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. I would like as many different sources as possible. I am open to any kind of source, provided it is of a scholarly nature. I am a high school student.
Brigid Farrell - Philadelphia, PA Thu, April 14, 2016
Please tell me how I can access this: Balch Institute, African American Manuscript Collections, St. Peter Roman Catholic Church records. I saw it here: http://www2.hsp.org/collections/Balch% 20manuscript_guide/html/african_american.html Thank you in advance!
Adrienne Harris - King of Prussia Thu, January 17, 2019
I am very interested in the African American Manuscript Collection of Balch Institute, in particular re St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church: records (photocopies, microfilm) 1795-1896 photographs, 1910-1920 Any/all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Adrienne Harris - Suburban Philadelphia Mon, January 21, 2019
Hi Adrienne, you can use our Contact Us form at the following link and one of our staff members will be able to help you with your question, thanks! https://www.questionpoint.org/crs/servlet/org.oclc.admin.BuildForm?&institution=12274&type=1&language=1
Web Admin - Philadelphia Tue, January 22, 2019
How/where can I get access to images of Colonial era - 1800s African(-American) religious worshipers in Philadelphia/Pennsylvania/Northeast USA, excluding Mother Bethel in Philadelphia? during/before/shortly after 1700-1800s.
Adrienne Harris - King of Prussia Tue, February 26, 2019
Might I be able to obtain through you the following reference materials for taking the test for drug and alcohol certification with the PA Certification Board? Thanks for any help you could extend. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2011). Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Professional Practice. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 08-4171. Rockville: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2005). Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 05-3992. Rockville: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Commonwealth of PA, Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs. (2014). PA Client Placement Criteria for Adults, 3rd ed. Corey, G. (2013). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (9th ed.). Belmont: Brooks/Cole. Corey, G., Corey, M., Callanan, P. (2011); Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (8th ed.). Belmont: Brooks/Cole. Doweiko, H. (2015). Concepts of Chemical Dependency (9th ed.). Belmont: Brooks/Cole. Pennsylvania Certification Board (2014). PCB Code of Ethical Conduct. Harrisburg: PCB: https://www.pacertboard.org!sites!defau It!files!Code%20of%20Conduct%209-14%20a pproved%20%282%29. pdf Van Wormer, K., &Davis, D. R. (2012). Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective (3rd ed.). Belmont: Brooks/Cole. White, W. & Popovitz, R. (2001). Critical Incidents: Ethical Issues in the Prevention and Treatment of Addiction. Bloomington: Chestnut Health Systems.
Terry Guerra - Philadelphia Mon, April 08, 2019
Hello. I'm looking for information on the original design of Philadelphia, particularly the five-square design. Is there a local historian or designer who is familiar with Penn's plan and how it has fared over the years? The City of Raleigh is based on the Philadelphia design, but we've lost one of the squares. I'm writing about bringing that square back.
Ned Barnett - Raleigh, NC Tue, April 30, 2019
Hello! I am reaching out to see if I can track down a photo from WWII that includes my grandpa, boxer Jack Dempsey, and two other soldiers. It was taken on their LST. The photo was published in either the Philadelphia Inquirer or Bulletin sometime between 1943-45. Is there any way to search for this photo? If helpful, I can send a photo of the picture. Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide. Have a wonderful day.
Stacey Gearhart - Charlottesville, Va Thu, June 27, 2019
Hi Stacey, you can use our Contact Us form at the following link and one of our staff members will be able to help you with your question, thanks! https://www.questionpoint.org/crs/servlet/org.oclc.admin.BuildForm?&institution=12274&type=1&language=1
Web Admin - Philadelphia Thu, June 27, 2019

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