You will often not know whether the reference question you refer requires a detailed electronic search. A comprehensive reference interview that concentrates on finding the patronís underlying need is the most helpful way to refer these questions. As patrons become more aware of databases that might be available on a pay-per-search basis, some may specifically request searches of these electronic databases. You need to refer to your own library's policies about how these are handled.
If you do take a request to search a database that isnít free in your library, it helps to ask the following questions in addition to the regular questions you always ask in a reference interview.
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