UMKC Central is located on Level 2 in the Atterbury Student Success Center and is your one-stop shop to take care of core business transactions that you may have with the University. At UMKC Central our highly trained Coordinators are able to assist you with any issues related to Admissions (domestic and International), Cashiers and Collections, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registration and Records. For more information visit UMKC Central on the web at www.umkc.edu/central.
There have been exciting updates to service being provided at UMKC Central since it opened in August 2012:
- Students may pay for and receive an official UMKC transcript at UMKC Central. Payment will is only accepted by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. At this time we cannot accept cash or checks for transcripts.
- Students may request and receive verification of enrollment letters.
- UMKC Central Coordinators may now assist students with making Cashiers and Collections payments on their account by processing payments made by MasterCard, Discover, or American Express (plus a 2.75% service charge shown as a separate charge). Payments may also be made by using your checking account routing and account number. At this time cash payments are not accepted.
UMKC Central looks forward to continuing to assist UMKC students! If you have any questions visit us at www.umkc.edu/central; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call us at 816.235.6000. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UMKCCentral) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/UMKCCentral).
Hopefully, your winter break was a restful one and now you are geared up for an exciting and rewarding semester! UMKC provides many campus resources for your academic success and your health and wellness needs.
If you have any questions about the resources listed below, contact the UMKC HelpLine at 816-235-2222 and our staff members will assist in answering your questions or referring you to the appropriate campus office.
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Not able to come to the Library? Need a resource but don’t know where to find it? Check out these tools:
Remote Access: You can access the University Libraries’ databases, online journals, and e-books from off campus. Instructions for remote access or using VPN can be found here.
Library Toolbar: access UMKC Libraries’ resources from anywhere on the Web! This toolbar enables you to:
- search the library catalog (MERLIN), online journals, RooSearch and WordCat
- find library resources on selected websites with “Find it @ UMKC”
- direct link into UMKC resources by DOI, ISSN, and ISBN numbers on selected pages
- search Google Scholar by dragging and dropping text onto the “Scholar” button on the far right side of the toolbar
Installation of the toolbar is a breeze! Just click here and follow the instructions. For an instructional video, click here.
And don’t forget, you can always text a librarian!
LibGuides are web resources designed by UMKC librarians to lead you through common information-gathering tasks and library services.
LibGuides can be course or discipline specific, like ‘Girls in Print Culture’ or ‘Chemistry’; overarching and interdisciplinary, like ‘Copyright’; or focused on a service, like ‘Printing in the Libraries’.
Here are some typical questions students encounter during research assignments, followed by examples of LibGuide resources available to help:
- “I know how to search using Google, but how do I most effectively use the library catalog?” – The MERLIN catalog LibGuide shows how to use the local and statewide library catalogs to search for materials, place requests, check on the status of your account and more.
- “I’ve heard of an annotated bibliography, but what’s a ‘critical annotation’?” – By checking the LibGuide on Annotated Bibliographies , you’ll find critical annotations include your own evaluation of author bias, qualifications, the accuracy of the resource, and the importance of the resource in the subject.
- “How can I determine if a resource is ‘scholarly’?” – Consult the LibGuide on Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Publications and check out the table of criteria for evaluating resources under the “Scholarly Sources” tab.
- “My professor wants citations in MLA format. Where can I find this?” – There are many acceptable formats for bibliographic citations. Make sure to use the one required by your professor and/or discipline by checking the ‘Cite & Write’ tab in many LibGuides.
- “Is there a way to auto-format my citations?” – Try EndNote, linked to in the ‘Cite & Write’ tab of most LibGuides. EndNote is software available at UMKC that allows you to collect and organize your citations. If you prefer the open-source Zotero citation manager, UMKC Libraries has a Libguide for Zotero as well.
Need more help? Librarians are available in person, by phone, text, and email. You can also instant message librarians live online by clicking the green ‘help’ tag on the right side of the screen of any LibGuide page.
We are launching a new initiative here on campus to heighten the success rate of our male students of color. Our goal is to provide an outlet for expression, a forum for discussion, and a platform for improvement. We need your input to make this program all that it can be! Our initial meeting will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 5pm in the Student Union, Room 401AD. Refreshments will be provided!
Did you know many job interviews are held over lunch or dinner? Or that many corporations hold or take part in formal dinners for fundraising? Regardless of what your major is, chances are high that you will need to know proper dining etiquette. Join Career Services on October 30 at 6:00pm for a tasty five course meal as they walk you through the expectations of a formal dinner. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased through the office of Career Services (Student Success Center 2nd floor). You must purchase your ticket by October 23. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call them at (816) 235-1636.