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Search our library catalog for articles, books, videos, and more at Brescia and worldwide.

Assistant Librarian

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Maura O'Donoghue
Assistant Librarian
Fr. Leonard Alvey Library
270-686-4213 (Office)

Featured Resources

Need literary interpretation and analysis? Try the Twayne's Authors Series from Gale. Contains analysis and review of over 600 classic and contemporary authors and their key works. 
Looking for literature reviews, commentary, and analysis or literary history? Need a work of fiction? Try Ebsco's eBook collection.
For critical surveys of literature try Salem Press.
Looking for popular or modern fiction? Try Novelist for a list of reading suggestions based on your favorite authors, genres, etc.

Best Bets

Still Searching? Try these: Additional Literature Databases
Browse for journals available in the library on:
Open Access Journals - scholarly research freely available on the web
Biographies & Encyclopedias
Historical Literary Periodicals
Additional Databases

Brescia University’s library staff are happy to assist you in finding the exact book, article (i.e. journal article or book chapter), or audio/visual you need through our Interlibrary Loan exchange. Use the links at the bottom to get the process started.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided By Fr. Leonard Alvey Library for current Brescia faculty, staff, and students.

Submitting Requests

Your current Brescia ID allows you borrowing privileges at area Owensboro libraries (Daviess County Public Library, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Owensboro Community and Technical College). If the item you need is available at one of these local libraries, you are encouraged to check it out from there.

Arrival/Pickup of Request

  • Email notification of item's arrival (Brescia email addresses only)
  • Check out returnable ILL items at the circulation desk with current Brescia ID card
  • PDFs or photocopied items will be sent via  Brescia email only

Disclaimer: Fr. Leonard Alvey Library cannot guarantee that items requested via ILL will arrive in a timely fashion. The late arrival of items is usually due to circumstances out of the Fr. Leonard Alvey Library's control (i.e. courier delay, network failure, lost mail, etc.). 

Book Request

Article/Chapter Request

Audio/Visual Request

Renewal Request