Library Reference

The Service Desk assists students, faculty, staff and other researchers with their research and information retrieval needs as well as house reference materials for patrons use. Reference collections do not circulate. Patrons may use reference materials in the Library and make copies as needed.  Reference books are cataloged using the Library of Congress Subject Classification and Subject Heading as indicated in the list below.  In addition to print materials, the department also houses and provides access to many Online Library Databases,  including Journal Finder, and the KSU Library Catalog.

Off-Campus Access:

TUTORIAL  Books (Searching WorldCat Discovery)

TUTORIAL  Articles (Searching WorldCat Discovery)

For assistance on using Library resources, research, and other services call the Service Desk at (502) 597-6851, stop by the Desk or contact us using our Ask-A-Librarian feature on the Library’s website.

A professional librarian is always present at the Reference Desk during business hours to assist Library users.

To assist you in research note the Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings:

A–General works

B–Philosophy, psychology, Religion

C–Auxiliary sciences of history (general)


E–History: America

G–Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

H–Social Sciences

J–Political Science




N–Fine Arts

P–Language and Literature





U–Military Science

V–Naval Science

Z–Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (general)

Service Desk Faculty:

Nkechi Amadife, Ph.D; M.L.I.S  – Head of  Public Services and Reference/Coordinator of Library Instruction.  Email:

Bobby Walter, M.L.I.S – Reference/Distance Education Librarian.   Email:

Vacant – Reference/Government Document Librarian

Vacant – Reference/Circulation Librarian

Dantrea Hampton – Reference/Periodicals Librarian.   Email:

Vacant – Reference/Education Curriculum Librarian

For additional information regarding the Reference services or Public Services Contact the Head of  Public Services, Dr. Nkechi Amadife at  or call the general Service Desk (502) 597-6851.

 Nkechi Amadife, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Head of Public Services/ Coordinator of Library Instruction 
Blazer Library
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502.597.6817

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