The Reference department assists patrons with their research and informational needs as well as house reference material for patrons’ use. Reference collections do not circulate. Patrons may use reference material in the Library and make copies as needed. The reference books are catalogued using the Library of Congress Subject Classification and Subject Heading as indicated by the list below. In addition to print materials, the department also houses and provide access to the Online Library Databases including EBSCOhostweb, Ethnic Newswatch, Literature resource center, Oxford African American Studies Center, African American Biographical databases, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Education Fulltext and the Online Public Access Catalog. Using these databases on campus does not require User ID or password. However, to access these databases off campus, patrons are advised to follow Library Databases on-screen instruction to login. For assistance on using Library resources, research, and other services call the Reference Desk at 502.597.6817, stop by the Desk or contact us using our Ask-A-Librarian feature on the Library's website.
KILT is also made available for Researchers and other Library Users for self-directed and lifelong learning experience.
A professional librarian is always present at the Reference Desk during business hours to assist Library users.
Reference books’ call numbers as well as majority of the Library’s collections are maintained and classified using the Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings. Primarily:
B--Philosophy, psychology, Religion
C--Auxiliary sciences of history (general)
G--Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
P--Language and Literature
Z--Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (general)
The personnel for the Reference Department also hold additional offices as their titles indicate:
Nkechi Amadife - Head of Reference and Public Services/ Library Instruction Services Coordinator.
Bekele Tegegne – Reference/Government Document Librarian
Dantrea Hampton – Reference/Periodicals Librarian
Raphael Jackson – Reference/Circulation Librarian
Bobby Walter - Reference/Education Curriculum Librarian
For additional information regarding the Reference department or the content therein contact the Head of Public Services and Head of Reference Nkechi Amadife at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the general Reference Desk (502) 597-6857.