Library and Information Science

This is a guide for research in Library and Information Science.

Searching for Books in the Classic Catalog

Wayne State University Libraries have many books relevant to the study of Library and Information Science

Much of the Library and Information Science book collection is

located in the Purdy/Kresge Library.  Card Catalog

In general, Library and Information Science books have Library of Congress

call numbers in the Z to ZA range.

You can find books by searching the University Libraries online catalog:

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Search here for books, media, and the titles of journals we own.


How to Use eBooks

eBooks with electronic devices

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Book Not @ Wayne?

If it is not available here, check MeL!

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Search here to request and borrow books through MelCat, a statewide library network that includes the University of Michigan and Michigan State University library collections.

If it is not available through MeL, check WorldCat!

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ALA Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) Goodreads Account

"Goodreads is an excellent way to keep track of the books you've read, are reading or want to read. RUSA has loaded information about current and past adult book award winners!"

The Rose Ellias Carp Endowed Fund - Books Purchased

The Rose Ellias Carp Endowed Fund was established to support the purchase, maintenance and preservation of books, works, collection or other materials on or related to the subject of library and information science.  Mrs. Carp, a graduate of the Wayne University College of Education, was a librarian with the Detroit Public Schools.
Since its founding, this generous gift enabled the purchase of more than seventy new titles.  Please browse the most recent additions to the collection: 

Library of Congress Classification

Library of Congress Call Number Diagram

The Betty Champoux Borgman & Henry P. Borgman Memorial Book Fund

The Betty Champoux Borgman & Henry P. Borgman Memorial Book Fund was established in tribute to Betty's life work and Betty and Henry’s commitment to and love of Wayne State, librarians,  libraries, students and books.  Through the continuing generosity of the Borgman family, the Libraries have purchased several new titles.  These include:

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