The Reference department 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.
- Click on 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 Reference Desk at 502-597-6857, 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:
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)
Reference Department Faculty:
Nkechi Amadife, Ph.D – Head of Public Services and Reference/Library Information Literacy Instruction Services
Bekele Tegegne – Reference/Government Document Librarian
Raphael Jackson – Reference/Circulation Librarian
Dantrea Hampton – Reference/Periodicals Librarian
Vacant – Reference/Education Curriculum Librarian
For additional information regarding the Reference department or Public Services Contact the Head of Public Services & Reference, Dr. Nkechi Amadife at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the general Reference Desk 502-597-6857.Nkechi Amadife, Ph.D. Associate Professor Head of Public and Reference Services/ Library & Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator Blazer Library Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: 502.597.6817 Email: email@example.com