General Science

General Science Experts

Victor T. Oliva

Assistant Professor
Adelphi University
United States of America


There are two types of knowledge. We can know about a subject or we can know how to find information upon it. As a reference librarian, I endeavor to provide assistance to all members of the Adelphi community in all areas of scholarly endeavor using the second type of knowledge. I can help expedite research on all levels, high school through post-doctoral. Generally speaking I work in a tutorial mode, one-on-one, and always enjoy working on a difficult or complex reference query.

Research Interest

History, politics and library and information science.


  • Bringing Federal Documents to the Forefront for Library Users: Selective Cataloging Using an OPAC (article published in College & Research Libraries, November 2000).

  • Oliva, Victor T. (2000), Bringing federal documents to the forefront for library users: Cataloging using an OPAC. College & Research Libraries, 61, no.6, 555-564.

  • Oliva, Victor T. and Debbi A. Smith (2010), Becoming a renaissance reference librarian in academe: attitudes toward generalist and subject specific reference and related profession development. Reference Services Review, 38, no. 1, 125-151.

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