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Dawson Library Basics: Online Resources & Access

Orientation to Dawson Library and related resources.


Our Library's electronic book collection includes both free and restricted access books. You can search for any of the Library's e-books by subject or full/partial title using the E-Books list. Several of your required textbooks are available online, and can be quickly accessed by using the "Required Textbook" box found on the Library website.

Online Catalog & E-Journals

Search the Library's online catalog to find books, journals, and many other materials. 

Online Catalog

Access to our Library's electronic journal collection is only available to KCU students, faculty, and staff.

Library E-Journals

A list of our subscription titles, which can be searched or browsed by title or subject.

Off-Campus Access

Our online resources are available to all KCU students on or off campus. To use these resources off-campus, go to the Library Website and click on the resource you wish to use. You will then be asked to login with your network username/barcode and password. Your barcode is located on the back of your student ID. You must use all letters and numbers.


We have a comprehensive list of databases which are available for both on-campus and off-campus use.  You will need your student barcode and password to access these off-campus. Please be sure to access databases through the library website. If you are not authenticated through our proxy server via the library website, you may not receive access to resources. For a full listing of our available databases, please visit the Library website.