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Who invented the FAQ page?

Posted by Library Blog on 08/28/2015 at 11:11 AM

We are all familiar with website FAQ pages. According to the Oxford English Dictionary’s website, “The term was originally associated with the Usenet discussion system, and has been attributed to Eugene N. Miya, a researcher at NASA, who is said to have coined it around 1983 in documents relating to the history of the space programme.” However, this has not yet been proven to the satisfaction of the researchers at the OED.

How Do I...The Law Library has two pages that fall in this category. The “How Do I…” page which can be found on the left side navigation on the library’s homepage. This page provides helpful information about how to do some basic library-related tasks such as printing, downloading an ebook, and using the scanner. While this page may not have the answer to every question about the library, it is a good place to start when looking for answers to common library questions.

One of the most helpful links on the How Do I… page is to the "Off-Campus Access to Digital Resources " webpage. Off-campus access to the majority of the Law Library's digital resources is available to Roger Williams University School of Law faculty, students, and staff through the Law Library's proxy service. To learn more about these resources and how to access them from off-campus, check out that page.

The library also has a “Digital Resources A-Z: FAQs” page which provides quick answers to the most common questions about the library’s vast list of digital resources.

As always, if you have a question about any of the library’s resources Ask a Librarian!