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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.

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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Learn about the system

Finding a book or item

[ browse by call number ]
The LOCATION describes where the item is shelved. In this example, the book Programming in Objective-C is located in the main collection on the 3rd floor. The call number tells us that the book is in the 005 area. Use the call number ranges located at the ends of each row to find numbers beginning with 005.

To find 005.117 K76p on the shelf:  

  • Read the .117 in decimal order. This means that 005.117 will be somewhere in between 005.1 and 005.2.
  • Next, read the K76p in alphabetical order first and then by numerical order. The lower case letter is also then read in alphabetical order.
  • The last four digits of the example in the photograph identifies when the book was published.

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EBSCOhost eBook Collection

eBook Academic Collection

Comprehensive eBook collection of over 118,000 titles includes digital, full-text versions of academic books from science, education and technology to the humanities and social sciences, literature and fiction. Many (but not all) permit multiple, simultaneous users.

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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 
crime

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

  • Does the library have the book "____________________"?
  • Click on Title - enter the exact title (can shorten to first 5 words)  

[ search for the title you want ]

  • 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)

What are wildcards?
 

  • Use an Asterisk (shift/8) to find all variations of a word

EXAMPLE:  ethic* finds any results with ethic, ethics, ethical

  • Use a Question mark to replace one character within a word 

EXAMPLE:   wom?n finds both woman and women

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