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KCC Library Contributed Column

As the semester starts ramping up, know that librarians are ready to help you with tools and support to ensure your success. 

Enter through our newly renovated main entrance to enjoy our space. 

Our carefully selected resources are integral to many of the courses you take, and there are extra services to enjoy when the pressure of midterms and finals set in like Exam Cram. We will be looking out for you during exam cram by providing hot beverages and snacks to energize your late-night studying. 

Check out our culinary and music databases to supplement your education with the arts when you need to take a pause from the work. There are so many luxuries provided for students and staff: Take advantage of them. 

Some of the most used and useful resources have features that may not seem so obvious at first. When assignments require a variety of resources like evidence-based practice, peer-reviewed articles from journals, e-books, newspapers, videos, or other sources, be aware that most of our databases and WorldCat Discovery (catalog) have check-boxes that help you isolate your search to results that lead to exactly what you need on your first try.

We are here for your assistance with or without reservations. You can schedule consultations for assistance with research, citations and more on our homepage under the Contact Us header.

Help can include forming topic ideas for research-based assignments. Connecting is as easy as texting 319-774-6491, or by chatting with us from our homepage.   

Don’t be shy – come reach out and see us. We really look forward to assisting you make the most of the semester.