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Education -- Western Kansas: Finding Books

Strategies and tips for accessing and using library resources.

Requesting Books from Dugan Library

Please email all book requests to:

Search Dugan Library

Look for books and videos in Dugan Library!

Remember, we can send any book from our library directly to you to use. After locating the books you would like to borrow, please email Emily at to request that it be shipped to you. Include your full shipping address in your email so we can make sure to get the book or books to you as quickly as possible.

When you are done using the book, return it to your class site and Jessica Bird will get it back to us in Wichita.

Searching for Books in Dugan Library

LC Call Numbers

Sample Subject Headings

  • Education
  • Public Schools
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Development
  • School Sports
  • Attention-deficit-disordered children, Education
  • Teaching
  • Education, Philosophy
  • Language Arts (Secondary)
  • Literacy

Search Tips

  • Use a ‘browse’ search to a specific title or author
  • Keyword searches are a great way to start
  • It’s always a good idea to physically browse a subject area and look at the books
  • The majority of the library books are in the general collection, but we have many special collections (Cardinal Newman Collection, Reference, Juvenile, Thesis, Videos and more)
  • Special collections are shelved separately from the general collection
  • If you can’t find a book on the shelf, be sure to ask a library worker for help!

WorldCat Discovery

Search WorldCat to discover books not owned by our library.  You can submit a request to borrow items from other libraries.  This is a free service for NU students.

The video above reviews how to request a book from another library.

Where to Browse

L is the call number range for education

  • L--Education, General
  • LA--History of Education
  • LB--Theory & Practice of Education
  • LC--Special aspects of Education
  • LT--Textbooks

These books are located on the 2nd floor of the library!

LC Subject Classification

Library of Congress Subject Classification

A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C Archeology, Genealogy
D History: General, World
E-F History: Western Hemisphere
G Geography, Anthropology
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language & Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Library Science


Once you find a book you're interested in, be sure to examine the books nearby.  You might find something valuable that didn't turn up in your catalog search!