Reference Questions: Where are all the Multicultural Education Books?

Q: Where are all the multicultural education books? Is there a section I can browse?

A: Strictly speaking there is no “multicultural section.” There are a variety of places where students can find books on this topic. But, a good place to start in the adult collection is 370.117.


We get asked this type of questions a lot. Where is the_______ section? I want to browse. It’s a hard question to answer as:

Plan of Action

What we do is to check the online catalog and look for call numbers that occur very frequently. In the case of multicultural education, 370.117 seemed pretty popular. We also select books in the adult collection and leave other sections for a later date.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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