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Subject Searching Subdivisions
Search library catalogs with these Subject Heading subdivisions to find primary sources:

  • s:sources
    Subject Heading Examples:
    Soviet Union -- History -- Sources
    France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence – Sources
  • s:correspondence
    Subject Heading Examples:
    Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
    Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 – Correspondence
  • s:personal narratives
    Subject Heading Examples:
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
    Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives
  • s:diaries
    Subject Heading Examples:
    War correspondents -- United States -- Diaries.
    Bush, George, 1924- -- Diaries.
  • s:speeches
    Subject Heading Examples:
    Speeches, addresses, etc.
  • s:pictorial works
    Subject Heading Examples:
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Pictorial works.
    Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Pictorial works.
  • s:archiv*
    Subject Heading Examples:
    McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1872-1946 -- Archives.
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims -- Archival resources.
  • s:material culture
    Subject Heading Example:
    Material culture.

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B. D. Owens Library is part of the KC-Towers group, which includes: 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.

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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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