These are actual reference queries reported
by American and Canadian library reference desk workers of
"Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were
fought on National Park sites?"
"I need a color photograph of George Washington, Christopher
Columbus, King Arthur, Moses, Socrates, etc."
"I need to find out Ibid's first name for my bibliography."
"Why don't you have any books by Ibid? He's written a lot of
"Is the basement upstairs?" (Asked at First Floor Reference Desk)