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Finding Books: LCC | SuDoc

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Print | E.A.N.

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Maps: Research Assistance | Periodicals

People in Research Assistance

Research Guides | Tutorials

Ref Books: Science | Business

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Special Services:
Faculty | Grad Students

Subject (Personal) Librarians


We have six ways to serve you @your library!

We can help you in person, by phone, via E-mail, with instant Message, through Web form or our Web-based Research Guides, by appointment with your Personal Librarian, or with classes on Information Literacy and Library Research Skills.

Ask Us! in Person


The Reference Desk on the 1st Floor of Helm Library is the first place to start your research. Come and search for facts or statistics, for biographical information, for a book or a journal article on your topic.

The Periodicals Section on the 2nd Floor of Helm Library contains magazines and journals from 1986 to the present, along with newspapers and microfilm. Journals from 1985 and earlier are located in the basement of Helm Library.

Help is also available at the Educational Resources Center, the Special Collections Library, and on our regional campuses in Elizabethtown,  Glasgow, and Owensboro.

Ask Us! by PhoneAsk us by phone

We'll help you get started with your research. Phone us at:

bulletHelm-Cravens Reference: 270-745-6125
bulletPeriodicals Section (Helm 2nd Floor): 270-745-6116

Ask Us! by E-mailEmail

We check our E-mail daily at 9 and 4, and our Instant Message Monday - Thursday, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Central time; holiday & interim hours vary.

bulletHelm-Cravens Library: or use the Web E-mail Form
bulletKentucky Museum:
bullet Special Collections (Kentucky Library): 

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Ask Us! by
Instant MessageAsk us by Instant Message

We check our Instant Messages during the following times (holiday & interim hours vary)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Central time)
Friday, 8 am - Midnight
Saturday, 9 am - Midnight
Sunday, 1 pm - 10 p.m.

bulletMeebo: web.reference   bulletMSN:       bulletYahoo: wkulibref             
bulletAIM: wkulibref                bulletICQ #: 335482678

Research GuidesAsk us by Web-based research guide

The Research Giudes contain resources to help you get started with your research. We have a guide for every department and major program on campus. The guides contain reference books in the field, databases for finding journal articles, Library of Congress Subject Headings for searching TOPCAT, and links to associations and websites suggested by the teaching faculty.

bulletAsk us online using this Reference Service Form.
bulletUse our Research Guides, which will help you get started with your research projects.

Schedule an
AppointmentSchedule a service

Ask Your Personal Librarian for an Appointment or a Class Session

Schedule an appointment with your Personal Librarian to start research on your term paper, thesis, or research project. The librarian for your department will sit down with you and show you what you need to know in order to do get a good grade!

bullet Call your Personal Librarian
bullet Fill out this Research Instruction Request Form

Your Librarians are always ready to help! Just Ask Us!

Who's Who in Reference Services


bullet John Gottfried, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Reference Services
bullet Lisa Miller, Instructor (Part-time), Saturday Weekend Librarian
bullet Nikole Wolfe, Instructor (Part-time), Sunday Weekend Librarian
bullet Amanda Hardin, Research & Instruction Specialist
bullet Jennifer Wright, Reference Specialist (Weekend)

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 Last Modified 9/24/14