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      See also: Library Services for Faculty         

This page is designed to serve as a shortcut to library resources. Originally created for faculty use, anyone doing research in the ORU Library is welcome to use it. Begin by selecting a relevant subject area from the menu, then scroll to the desired format(s). Some resources are freely accessible, while others are restricted to use by current faculty, staff and students only. You may access restricted items while off campus by inserting your Novell login when prompted. For more detailed research guidance, see the library's Research Guides.

 

ART

 

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BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

 

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BIOLOGY

 

Art | Behavioral Sciences | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication Arts | Computer Science & Mathematics | Education | Engineering & Physics | English | Health, Physical Education & Recreation | History, Humanities & Government | Modern Languages | Music | Nursing | Theology

 

BUSINESS

 

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CHEMISTRY

 

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COMMUNICATION ARTS

 

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COMPUTER SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

 

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EDUCATION

 

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ENGINEERING & PHYSICS

 

Art | Behavioral Sciences | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication Arts | Computer Science & Mathematics | Education | Engineering & Physics | English | Health, Physical Education & Recreation | History, Humanities & Government | Modern Languages | Music | Nursing | Theology

 

ENGLISH

 

Art | Behavioral Sciences | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication Arts | Computer Science & Mathematics | Education | Engineering & Physics | English | Health, Physical Education & Recreation | History, Humanities & Government | Modern Languages | Music | Nursing | Theology

 

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION

 

Art | Behavioral Sciences | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication Arts | Computer Science & Mathematics | Education | Engineering & Physics | English | Health, Physical Education & Recreation | History, Humanities & Government | Modern Languages | Music | Nursing | Theology

 

HISTORY, HUMANITIES & GOVERNMENT

 

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MODERN LANGUAGES

 

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MUSIC

  • Music Databases: See especially the Oxford Music Online (includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music as well as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz). To search multiple, fine-arts-related databases simultaneously, try OneSearch. (OneSearch Instructions: On the OneSearch page, click the "Select / deselect all" box to deselect all. Then click the "Fine Arts" link, check the "Fine Arts" box, then scroll to the top and click the "Continue" button.)
  • Books: Search the library catalog for ORU holdings. For books held in the ORU Library or elsewhere, look in WorldCat (FirstSearch or open access). Or, try other local library catalogs (e.g., OSU-Tulsa Library, Tulsa City-County Library, or the University of Tulsa). Also, browse the M Library of Congress class numbers either by doing a call number search for this classification in the library catalog or by browsing the M section on the LRC-5th floor.
  • eBooks: The ORU Library now provides access to two major collections of eBooks: eBook Collection on EBSCOhost, formerly NetLibrary, and ebrary, which has over 1,080 titles in music. For more details, go to the eBooks page and follow the directions there. Note: be sure to sign up for your free personal accounts with both eBook Collection on EBSCOhost and ebrary to use such functions as bookmarking and notetaking. See also Google Book Search. For other eBooks, see this list of Web sites that provide free eBooks.
  • Book Reviews: You may search for book reviews in several of the EBSCOhost databases such as Academic Search Complete, MasterFILE Premier, and Newspaper Source by clicking the advanced search tab, keying in the title and/or author, and selecting "book review" as the document type. For more tips, see this guide.
  • Dissertations & Theses: Do a search in WorldCat Dissertations (FirstSearch). Or, try a keyword search for music-related terms such as musical instruments or the name of a musician such as Beethoven in WorldCat (FirstSearch) after setting "Subtype limits" to thesis/ dissertation. Also, try single-word title or author searches in Dissertation Express. For more information on finding theses, see this guide, or try the links from the "Dissertations Please" faculty workshop handout.
  • Reserves: To find materials on Reserve, go the library catalog and look in the right menu for the heading "Course Reserves." Click either Course Search or Instructor Search, and then proceed with your search. Alternatively, browse this list of reserve materials.
  • Government Documents: In the GPO database, which provides access to U.S. government publications, do a search for a topic such as copyright - music. Then click on the detailed record of an item of interest. In many cases, you can then link directly to the full text. Documents not available online may be obtained through interlibrary loan or by going to a federal depository library such as the Tulsa City County Library. You may also want to browse GPO Access by topic, or try GovEngine.com. For more government-generated information, see this library guide.
  • Internet Gateways: Librarians' Index to the Internet: Music; BUBL Link: Music.
  • Journals (full text online, paper, CD-ROM or microform): To browse music-related journals available full text in the ORU Library, see this listing. To see if a particular journal is available in the ORU Library, look first in the online journal list. You may browse the list by title or subject, and you may search by title or ISSN. When a title is available in paper, CD-ROM or microform only, or when the online version does not provide the issue you need, follow the link that says, Oral Roberts University Library  Catalog, where you can see the formats and dates held. To browse some full text journals which are freely accessible on the Web, see the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Gold Rush. See also Google Scholar.
  • Newspapers: See especially Newspaper Source Plus. The print versions are available in the Periodicals area on the LRC-4th floor. For more information on newspapers, see this guide. See also Chronicling America: Historical American Newspapers and Onlinenewspapers.
  • Tables of Contents: One way to keep informed of what is being currently published in music is to browse the tables of contents of music-related journals in FirstSearch's ECO (Electronic Collections Online). On the ECO page, click "Browse Journal Titles" and then, from the "All Subject Collections," select "Music & Books on Music [M]." Begin browsing. Please note: ECO provides only a small amount of full text.
  • Scores: In the library catalog, do a subject keyword search using a music-related term and scores.
  • Audiovisual & Other Formats: Do a search in the library catalog. Scan the results for the desired format. If the list is long, you may limit the results list to a single format. Alternatively, click one of the following links to search the catalog for a specific format: audiobooks, audio cassettes, or DVDs.
  • Images: See LIFE Photo Archive.
  • Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, etc.: For general reference, see Credo Reference, Encyclopædia Britannica, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Oxford English Dictionary Online, and the WorldAlmanac. Choose a resource on the Librarians' Internet Index or Refdesk.com. See especially Oxford Music Online. Also, try browsing the M section in the Reference room on the LRC-4th floor.
  • Biography: To find full text biographical information, see Biography in Context (includes Encyclopedia of World Biography, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture as well as other biographical sources). To look for full-length biographies in the library catalog or in WorldCat (FirstSearch or open access), do a subject search for the name of the desired person (e.g. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus). For collective biographies, do a combination subject search for a topic or class of person (e.g. pianists) and the word biography. A Web site that contains biographical material is: Biography.com. For more tips, see this library guide.
  • Statistics: Statistical information is available on such Web sites as: American FactFinder, FedStats, Gallup, International Statistical Agencies, and Statistical Abstract of America (U.S. Census Bureau).
  • Library Guides: Music Resources.
  • Special Collections: Music Listening Room (Timko-Barton)
  • ORU Music Department
  • Syllabi
  • Faculty Resources (Center for Faculty Excellence): resources, forms, outside resources
  • Music Class Pages: Go to the ORU intranet, and click the course name.
  • Accrediting Organizations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission
  • Professional Development: Eighth Floor

 

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NURSING

 

Art | Behavioral Sciences | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication Arts | Computer Science & Mathematics | Education | Engineering & Physics | English | Health, Physical Education & Recreation | History, Humanities & Government | Modern Languages | Music | Nursing | Theology

 

THEOLOGY

 

Art | Behavioral Sciences | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication Arts | Computer Science & Mathematics | Education | Engineering & Physics | English | Health, Physical Education & Recreation | History, Humanities & Government | Modern Languages | Music | Nursing | Theology

How to Use This Page: Originally designed for faculty use, this page will also benefit students or anyone else doing research in the ORU Library. To begin, select a relevant subject from the menu, then scroll to the desired format(s). Some resources are freely accessible, while others are restricted to use by current students, faculty and staff only. Access restricted items while off campus by inserting your Novell login when prompted. Top of page

Updated February 4, 2013.