Well, I fired up the 'ole Let Me Google That For You website, and sent him links with different keywords taken straight from the topic title (each Google result produces oodles of reputable academic links to explore content on the topic).
My question is:
Q: Was this too harsh? I don't have a problem doing this to an undergrad, but I kinda felt like I should have provided more "mentorship" in helping the grad student, but this sentiment was overshadowed by the more prevailing one of "Jesus Christ, you're not going to last here long if you're asking snowflake questions like that."
- Prof Poopiehead