Reference Services

Librarians can answer questions regarding the ORU Library collection, services, and research, assistance with refining search strategies, and help finding valid, reliable information sources on the Internet. For hours and contact information, see the Ask-A-Librarian web page.

  • ORU Library Databases
    Library databases help researchers identify and access journal articles, e-books, and other electronic resources.
  • Library Guides
    Use subject research guides for links to subject-related article databases, sample searches, ebooks, ejournals, reference books, and more. Some guides include senior paper research tips and many include strategic subject-related search tips and examples. The general library resource guides provide research tips, library information, and user aid for other general resources.  
  • ORU's Online Library Catalog
    Search ORU's library holdings through the online public access catalog. Books, eBooks, periodical titles and holdings, audiovisual, and microform collections can be searched by subject, title and author.
  • Off-Campus Access
    ORU students, faculty, and staff have access to ORU Library electronic resources 24/7 from any Internet connection.  See Remote Access to ORU Library Databases for more detailed information.  Help with Novell login and email accounts is available from the Student Help Desk (studenthelpdesk@oru.edu or 918-495-6321) and in the Academic Computing Lab, GC 2A01.
  • Distance Learner Services
    Special reference assistance is provided for ORU students living more than one hour from campus. See Distance Learning Library Services for additional information.

Faculty Instructional Services/Tours

Library tours and instruction by a librarian to prepare students for efficient library use can be arranged. For more information, visit the LIBBI pages.

  • For information on class (group) library tours and student instruction contact Myra Bloom, ext. 7174.
  • For information on faculty workshops and instruction contact Sally Shelton, ext. 6902.