Writing a Research Paper

Use this guide to help you write your paper.

Library Research Guide

Use Search It

Search It is a tool that you can use to search across the library collection. This video (2:20) gives a brief introduction to using Search It. 

Library of Congress Call Numbers

The books in the Kansas State University Libraries are arranged by Library of Congress Call Numbers. This system separates all knowledge into 21 classes, and some are included below. They are helpful when physically or virtually browsing the library shelves. 

A: General Reference Works

B: Philosophy and Religion

C: Auxiliary Science of History

D-F: History

G: Geography, Anthropology, Folklore

H: Social Sciences

J: Political Science

K: Law

L: Education

M: Music

N: Fine Arts

P: Languages and Literature

Q: Sciences

R: Medicine

S: Agriculture

T: Technology

U: Military Science

V: Naval Science

Z: Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)

Finding a Book in the Stacks

Lost in the stacks?

Use Search It's "Map it" tool to find the exact location of a title. 

Reading the Map

When you click the blue "Map it" button, a floor map will open with its call number and a marker where you can find the title. You can print the map with the printer symbol in the top right corner.