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KC-Towers includes the following institutions:  Avila University, Conception Abbey, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City University, MCC Blue River, MCC Longview, MCC Maple Woods, MCC Penn Valley, MCC Business & Technology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,  Missouri Western State University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, North Central Missouri College, Northwest Missouri State University, Park University, Rockhurst University, Saint Paul School of Theology, and William Jewell College.

MOBIUS Catalog

Please note:  

The Tower libraries and Kansas City Missouri libraries in MOBIUS are in the process of merging into one region or MOBIUS "cluster" which will be called KC-TOWERS.

We anticipate the shared catalog will be available before classes begin.The MOBIUS staff are working to make it so!  

Thank you for your patience.

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How to search

  • Keyword searching using Boolean Operators
    • AND - results must contain each word:  puppy AND kitten
    • OR - finds either word:  (puppy OR kitten)
    • AND NOT (book searches) excludes word:  puppy AND NOT kitten

[ boolean operators ]

"public relations" AND "team-based approach"  

classroom AND (discipline OR management)

("Kansas City" AND NOT Missouri) and 
Wildcard symbols:

ASTERISK (shift/8): ​ educat* finds educate, educates, educated, education
QUESTION MARK:   wom?n finds women or woman

Click the title of any book in search results and underneath the contents are "LC Subject" links (function like hashtags).

[ subject headings ]

 Subject tags for the book Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader

  • Want to know if the library has a physical or electronic book you need? 

    Click on Title - enter the exact title (can shorten to first 5 words) 
  • Searching by Author - an author search allows you to browse for items by author. 
    • An author is the person, artist, composer, government body or organization responsible for the creation of the content of a work.
      • Twain, Mark
  • Searching by Corporate/Non-Personal Author
    • A corporate author is any group or organization that is responsible for the content of a published work. They include organizations, corporations, governmental entities, and musical or artistic groups.
      • Ford Motor Company 
      • United Nations
    • For corporate bodies that are best known by their abbreviations, search using the abbreviated form.
      • Example: (CNN)

How do I search for books, eBooks, children's books, music scores?

  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Enter search terms
  • In the "Specific Library Location" area, choose NW Owens Juvenile (or NW Horace Mann Library)

  • Click Advanced 
  • Enter search terms
  • Limit to MUSIC SCORE
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