Research Help Information

  • Ask a Librarian

The library can offer advice on how to find resources, or help you to navigate through the databases. Email your questions to  Responses to questions are made as soon as possible, and questions submitted after closing will receive a reply on the following business day.​ Please note that the library provides guidance and advice on research, but does not conduct research for users

  • Call Number Outline

The Marlowe Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to organize the books on the shelves.
Click here to see a basic LC Classification Outline to find call numbers in your subject area. This outline also helps you to get a more detailed break-down of the classification system.
Information on the LC system is also found on the ends of shelving in the library. Subject areas on the particular shelves are listed.

  • Citing Sources

The Marlowe Library recommends the use of the KnightCite Citation Service, which uses the latest editions of citation formats. The link is in the Quick Links column of this page.

  • Help from Library Staff

Library staff provides assistance and instruction in the following areas:

• Using the Marlowe Library catalog
• Research advice
• Locating articles and documents
• Using journal indexes (on-line and paper)
• Database search strategies
The Marlowe Library provides several databases, including JSTOR, EBSCOHost, Ebrary, and AGORA.  In-person assistance is usually available from Sunday – Thursday at 8:00 – 20:00.
During Ramadan, library assistance may operate under modified hours.
Telephone assistance is available at +93 (0) 799 455 028.
We recommend that you make an appointment with the library to get comprehensive assistance. To make an appointment, please email