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Avila's students, staff and faculty have access to a comprehensive list of databases, including:

Avila's Top Databases

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Multi-Subject Databases
Academic Search Premier
Avila's most popular database.
E-book Collection
Avila's biggest e-book collection.
Films on Demand
A database of academic & entertaining videos.
JSTOR
Academic journals, books, and images.
Nexis Uni
A great source for business, criminology & law.
PrepSTEP Academic
Test prep, career resources & tutorials.
Science Reference Center
Resources for all kinds of science.

Subject Specific Databases
APA PsycArticles
Psychology journals from the APA
Business Source Premier
Avila's best business-only database.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
The best database for nursing & healthcare.
Education Full Text
Education-focused journals & book reviews.
Professional Development Collection
Designed for current & future educators.
Psychology Database
Psychology books, journals & more.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Business

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Databases
Business Source Premier
Nexis Uni
Regional Business News
Business Book Summaries
Business Journals in BrowZine

Where Should I Start?

Business Source Premier and Nexis Uni are great places to find business resources. Business Source Premier specializes in journals. Nexis Uni is more diverse, with company dossiers, risk reports, business news and more. Search Everything is also a great place to start.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Education

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Databases
Education Full Text
Professional Development Collection
Child Development & Adolescent Studies
Education Journals in BrowZine
ERIC
Teacher Reference Center*

E-book Collections
E-book Education Collection

Where Should I Start?

Education Full Text, ERIC and Professional Development Collection are all great places to find education resources. Education Full-Text and Professional Development Collection both have journals. The Professional Development Collection focused on the needs of working professionals. ERIC is more diverse, with curriculum, dissertations, policy papers and more. Search Everything is also a great place to start.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.

Databases with an asterisk (*) have limited or no full-text.

Resources for Healthcare & Nursing

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Databases
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Consumer Health Complete
MEDLINE*
Nursing & Health Journals in BrowZine
Science Reference Center

E-book Collections
E-book Medical Collection
Consumer Health Reference E-book Collection

State Boards of Nursing
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Missouri Board of Nursing

There are many excellent resources for nursing and healthcare that are available free from organizations like the National Institutes of health. Take a look at Open Access further down the page for a short list of quality databases.

Where Should I Start?

CINAHL Plus with Full Text , which stands for "Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature", is a great place to find healthcare resources. Search Everything is also a great place to start.

Studying for your NCLEX? PrepSTEP Academic has practice exams and flash card decks. To get started, create an account while you are connected to Avila's campus Wi-Fi.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.

Databases with an asterisk (*) have limited or no full-text.

Resources for Psychology & Cognitive Science

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Databases
APA PsycArticles
Psychology Database
Child Development & Adolescent Studies
Neuroscience Journals in BrowZine
Psychology Journals in BrowZine

Avila's general healthcare databases may also include resources on psychology. Check the Healthcare & Nursing tab for the complete list.

Where Should I Start?

APA PsycArticles and Psychology Database are great places to find psychology resources. APA PsycArticles has the complete collection of American Psychological Association journals. Psychology Database is more diverse, with journals, dissertations, books and more. Search Everything is also a great place to start.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Computer Science

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Databases
Computer & Information Science Journals in BrowZine
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts*
Science Reference Center

Where Should I Start?

Avila doesn't have a computer science-only database. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are good places to find computer science resources.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.

Databases with an asterisk (*) have limited or no full-text.

Resources for Criminology

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Databases
Nexis Uni
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Criminology & Criminal Justice Journals in BrowZine
Law & Legal Studies Journals in BrowZine

Where Should I Start?

Nexis Uni is the best place to start your criminology research. Nexis Uni provides news, law, court cases, journals and more. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are also good places to check.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Liberal Arts

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Multi-Subject Databases
Humanities International Complete
Exploring Race in Society
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

History Databases
European Views of the Americas: 1492 to 1750
Films on Demand: Archival Films and Newsreels
Newspaper Source

BrowZine Journals by Subject
Arts & Humanities Journals in BrowZine
History Journals in BrowZine
Philosophy & Religion Journals in BrowZine

Where Should I Start?

Humanities International Complete is a great place to find liberal arts resources. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are also good places to check.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Mathematics

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Databases
Mathematics & Statistics Journals in BrowZine
Science Reference Center

Where Should I Start?

Avila doesn't have a mathematics-only database. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are good places to find math resources.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Natural Sciences

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Databases
Science Reference Center
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
GreenFILE*

E-book Collections
Science Reference E-book Collection

BrowZine Journals by Subject
Biological Sciences Journals in BrowZine
Biomedical & Health Sciences Journals in BrowZine
Earth & Environmental Sciences Journals in BrowZine
Physics, Chemistry & Astronomy Journals in BrowZine

Where Should I Start?

Science Reference Center is a great place to find science resources. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are also good places to check.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.

Databases with an asterisk (*) have limited or no full-text.

Resources for Performing Arts

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Databases
Fine Arts Journals in BrowZine
Music Journals in BrowZine
Theatre Journals in BrowZine

Where Should I Start?

Avila doesn't have a performing arts-only database. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are good places to find resources for performing arts.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.
Resources for Social Sciences

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Databases
Nexis Uni
Films on Demand
Exploring Race in Society
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Humanities International Complete
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts*
Newspaper Source
Social Science & Behavioral Science Journals in BrowZine

Where Should I Start?

Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are good places to find all kinds of social science resources.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need.

Databases with an asterisk (*) have limited or no full-text.

Resources for Social Work

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Databases
Social Work Journals in BrowZine

The databases below aren't focused on social work, but may be helpful.
APA PsycArticles
Child Development & Adolescent Studies
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Consumer Health Complete
Education Full Text
ERIC
Exploring Race in Society
MEDLINE*
Nexis Uni
Professional Development Collection
Psychology Database

Where Should I Start?

Avila doesn't have a social work-only database. Search Everything and many popular multi-subject databases such as Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand, JSTOR and the E-book Collection are good places to find social work resources. Databases intended for other subjects such as Nexis Uni (Crime, Law and Social Science) or Consumer Health Complete may also prove useful.

Want to see all of your options? Search Everything lets you search Avila's entire collection.

Your Avila librarians are here to help you find the resources you need. For assistance, Call (816-501-3621), chat, email (library@avila.edu), or stop by the library's circulation desk.

Databases with an asterisk (*) have limited or no full-text.

Requesting from Other Libraries
If an article or book chapter is not available from an Avila database, we may be able to request a copy for you through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). With ILL, we can search and request from the collections of libraries across the country. We cannot request copies of entire books, but we can request that a print book be loaned. Visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information or to place a request.

Tutorials

Frequently Asked Questions

The Avila library’s Books page includes Avila’s searchable catalog, a list of all Avila e-book collections, and options for borrowing from other libraries.


Some books can be found in the library, but most are kept in the library’s closed stacks. Stop by the library circulation desk or place a request in the library catalog to have a book brought up for you.

Publication Finder
You can search for books, journals, videos and more in Avila’s Publication Finder, or browse by subject or database. Publication finder works at the book/journal level, so you can’t use it to go straight to an article or chapter.

Skip the Search
Don’t want to search every time you find something? Consider LibKey Nomad, an extension you can add to your browser. When you find an article in Google Scholar or some other site, LibKey Nomad will check Avila’s collection and add a button that links to full-text if available.


Note: LibKey Nomad only works with articles.

Research Help
Your Avila librarians are happy to assist you throughout your research process.


Tutoring Help
The library is your home base for most Academic Success & Tutoring services. The STEM Health Zone can be found in O’Reilly.


Writing Help
Need help with a paper or citing sources? The Writing Center can also be found in the library.

You should be able to access all of Avila’s databases on your phone, though most are easier on your computer.

Some databases have apps that improve the mobile experience.

BrowZine
BrowZine lets you search, read & save Avila journals in one place.

EBSCO
EBSCO is the source for Search Everything and many databases. You can search, read and save resources to your EBSCO account.

Films on Demand
Watch academic and entertaining videos with Films on Demand.

Here is a short list of Open Access (OA) resources. Use the same caution and skepticism as you use for any website or source. Also, be sure to follow these resources’ policies and terms of use.

Multi-Subject
AGRIS
ArXiv (Preprints)
Directory of Open Access Books
Directory of Open Access Journals
eScholarship
Oxfam Policy & Practice
Project Gutenberg
Public Library of ScienceUSA.gov

Business
EDGAR

Education
ERIC

Healthcare & Nursing
BioMed Central
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Merck Manuals Online
Minority Health & Health Equity Archive
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Nursing Research
PubMed Central

Natural Sciences
Biodiversity Library

Request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Copy

This service is free to currently enrolled and registered Avila students, faculty, and staff. Please fill out the request form as thoroughly as you can.

Copyright Restrictions


Copyright Restrictions: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyrighted material. Libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction under certain conditions specified in the law. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept an Interlibrary Loan request if, in its judgment, the fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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