You Are Not Alone (Maybe)
Before you ask us a reference question, check this handy list of Frequently Asked Reference Questions to see if your question is a popular one that we have answered many times before. We have compiled brief guides to the resources available both online and offline on these topics. Looking through the FAQs can save you (and us!) a lot of time! Even if your question doesn't look like our example, if the subject sounds like what you're interested in, check the FAQ for it.
Also, be sure to look through the ipl2 Ready Reference Collection for quality Internet resources selected by ipl2 librarians, and be sure not to forget the ipl2 Pathfinders for in-depth guides on finding information on- and off-line in a variety of subject areas.