To Find Books, DVD's, and other Materials
Use Avalon to find books and other materials in Kirkpatrick Library. Quest will help you find books, videos, DVD's, journals, and other items in Kirkpatrick Library. You can also search for materials in the other 3 libraries in the Quest cluster. Quest does NOT include article citations.
To Find Books, E-Books, and Articles
Use Central Search to find books, e-books, AND articles. Central Search allows you to use one search box to search across most of the library's collections, including Quest, the online catalog, and the majority of the library's subscription databases.
Central Search includes a Basic Search and an Advanced Search mode.
MOBIUS is the consortium of Missouri's college and university libraries. All MOBIUS libraries use a common platform, meaning that you can easily search their catalogs.
If you can't find a book in Quest, check MOBIUS. You'll need to supply your name, your 700 number, and your campus code (UCM). Available materials will be delivered to the library you designate--either UCM's or a MOBIUS library more convenient for you.
Remember: Like Quest, MOBIUS won't help you find journal articles. Remember to check the library's A-Z database list to search for articles.
If you need materials not available in MOBIUS libraries, you may request them using JCKL ILL.
If you need a book that's not available in Avalon or MOBIUS, request it using JCKL ILL. JCKL ILL allows you to fill in a blank form, describing the item you want. It's much more convenient, however, to use a database.
WorldCat is a database that describes books and other materials available in libraries around the world. Use WorldCat to find a record for the book you want; then click on "JCKL ILL - Interlibrary Loan" to generate an ILL request for the item.