The Reference Department provides research assistance to Lincoln University faculty, staff, and students and to our neighbors in the local community. The reference service area is located on the main level of the Langston Hughes Memorial Library. In addition to assisting people who visit the library, reference librarians also provide research assistance via email, phone, class, workshop and/or by appointment.
The ready reference collection consists of resources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, maps, and directories. A growing collection of online reference material can be accessed via the library's webpage.
Library instruction is available to teach students and faculty about the library's resources, information literacy, and indepth research strategies for all academic departments. Librarians provide one on one as well as small and large group instruction.
The databases listed on the A-Z Database page can be accessed on any browser when not on Lincoln University's Wi-Fi.
The Research Assistance Program (RAP) is a library program that provides students with one-on-one assistance with their term papers and other research here at the Langston Hughes Memorial Library. With the tremendous growth in both computerized and traditional paper resources housed in the library, it is imperative that students have a thorough understanding of these basic search tools. RAP is designed to provide this extra assistance.
Through RAP, students will be provided with:
Students can schedule an appointment any time during the semester. To set-up a RAP consultation, contact the Library Director.