|The Hooley-Bundschu library is the information resource center for the Avila campus. It houses a collection of over 70,000 books and adds 1500 books, videos, and software applications a year. In addition, as a member of the MOBIUS library consortium, the library has online access to book collections from fifty-four academic libraries in Missouri. Last year, over 8000 books were checked out from the Avila Library. The library also houses many videotapes, CD-ROMS, and the entire ERIC collection on Microfiche.
The library also provides access to a variety of online databases through Avila's computer network. Available online from the library website are databases such as EBSCO, LEXIS-NEXIS, GALE BUSINESS, CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S ISSUES, CINAHL, and PROQUEST PSYCHOLOGY. These databases and more are available in the library and from the Avila Proxy Server, which provides off-campus database access to Avila students and faculty.
In addition to books and databases, the library computer network provides students access to the Internet through the Local Area Network. The library lab contains twenty-five computers that are available for Internet access, word processing, e-mail, and curriculum-based software applications. The library incorporates a color copier into this network for students or faculty that need to print color copies of documents.
If you have questions, please contact a librarian at 816.501.3621 or fill out the quick question form on our contact us page.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am starting my research, where do I start finding articles?
You will want to start with the library's online research databases.You can start with a general database, search specific subject databases, or use the Alphabetical List to find a specific database if you know which one you want to use.
Where do I find full-text articles?
If you want to find articles that are available on-line and do not need to buy photocopied, you will want to use a database with full-text access. Some examples of online databases with full-text access include Ebsco,
Proquest, and Lexis-Nexis.
If you want to find articles that can be photocopied, go to the Current Periodicals section of the library, find a journal, and photocopy the article at $.10 per page.
You can also find archived periodicals by locating one of the red, three-ring binders that list the complete list of available periodicals. In these binders, you can gain more detailed information about the years available, and the location of the periodical in the library.
I know the title of the article and the journal. Where do I find it in the library?
If you know the name of the journal or magazine you want to find, you will want to do a Periodical Title Search in one of the online databases.