NEW! Locate your Off-campus Username and Password with this tutorial!

How to find your KCU Resources Password and Pin – Off Campus Access


Young Library provides research materials in both print and electronic formats. All students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access to electronic research materials wherever an internet connection is available. Professional full-time staff members are available in the library 74 hours a week for one-on-one consultation. Library staff can be contacted in person, by phone, or by e-mail.

To Begin Your Research

  1. Identify and define your topic
  2. Gather background information and develop search terms
  3. Locate print and electronic resources (books, streaming video, journal articles) in Young Library using KCU’s Online Catalog.  Use other catalogs – WorldCat – to locate off site materials available through Inter-library Loan.
  4. Search journal databases for electronic and full-text articles – Off-Campus Username and Password
  5. Find additional internet resources. Consider government websites, academic sites, and scholarly sites.
  6. Evaluate all information.  Consider author information/ perspective, How is the article useful to answering your research question?
  7. Maintain citation information on all resources used

Planning Your Research Project

Locating information is one part of completing a research assignment.  To help you with planning, researching, drafting, writing, and completing your research assignment, we recommend that you use this Research Paper Planner: Timeline from Baylor University.  Put in the date assigned and the due date.  A step-by-step guide will be generated to help you complete your assignment successfully.  Please contact the library if you have any questions.

Research Paper Planner: Timeline

Baylor University libraries research paper planner: Timeline. (n.d.) Retrieved August 9, 2019, from


Interlibrary Loan Forms
– Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Journal Articles
Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Books
Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Book Chapters
Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Academic Thesis or Dissertation

Prepared for the World

“KCU was more than a University, it was also a home for me. Professors didn’t just worry about my grades, but
they knew about my life, provided counsel, encouraged me, and pushed me to grow. I felt that my education for
ministry was amazing and really helped prepare me for ministry. A lot of my spiritual mentors have come out of
KCU and also some lifelong friendships with fellow students. KCU might not be the biggest school, but it has one
of the biggest hearts.”

Cady Wurtz, Class of 2017 Graduate School

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