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



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

Lifelong Friends

“At KCU, you have the opportunity to make lifelong friends with other faculty, staff and students.  I know for
me, these friendships will continue into eternity as these will be some of my treasures stored in heaven.”

Dr. Mitch Marshall, KCU Professor

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