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January 2020

January 2020, Volume 1

Your library staff at both the Dawson and D'Angelo libraries hope to spend the new decade happily supporting research and learning for the students, faculty, and staff at KCU, much like we did in the last one. This newsletter is to keep you all informed on what is new at our libraries as well as highlighting services and people you may not be as familiar with!

From Your Library Director, Lori Fitterling

Hello all and welcome to our first library newsletter! As we begin a new year, the library is busy gathering statistics from 2019 and this leads me to ask you a question, “How did you visit the library in 2019?" I pose this question because statistics show that our KC gate count for 2019 had 83,484 people walk through our library doors, and that 85,438 virtual users visited our library website...very close indeed! Of course when you add the Joplin gate count 69,757 and virtual visits to online library resources from links other than on our library website (well over 200,000), both of these numbers increase dramatically. What is important here is that whether you visit us virtually or come through our doors, you receive the same quality service, reflective of our university mission, vision and core values. We continue our ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of our resources, services and physical library space, and are committed to providing a comfortable physical and virtual environment conducive to teaching, learning, research, collaboration and study. I want to say thank you for the opportunity to share a part of your journey and please, don’t forget to visit your library, virtually or in person. However you find us, we are so glad you are here!

NEW Database!

Try out our new eBook Subscription Psychology collection, with more than five hundred full text eBooks in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counseling, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, and more.

Check out all of our other new additions to our collection here!


Doing research?  Learn how to manage your citations with ease with our Citation Management Library Guide! 

We delve into all the best citation management tools, from the free ones to those available with a subscription, and give you tips, tricks, and links to all the best help out there.

Our new Faculty Scholarly Activity page showcases publications by the staff and faculty members of Kansas City University from 2015 to the present. 

For additions, deletions, or corrections, please e-mail Jessica Berry, Technical Services Librarian.

Special Collections Coordinator Robyn Oro writes the library blog, Notes from the Archives, which highlights interesting pieces from the Library's archival collection which may be of interest to KCU's students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters. The newest post delves into the history of Osteopathy in Kansas City! Subscribe to the blog for updates! 

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