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Distance Learners: Theology & Ministry Research: Research Guides

The purpose of this guide is to guide distance learners in the use of the library resources and services, particularly those that pertain to theological research.

About the Library Guides

The libraryguides guide users in the use of library resources related to various disciplines andtypes of information. They are created by ORU librarianswith the research needs of the students in mind. They are where you can go for research assistance 24/7.

Need some research help? Check out these Research Guides:

Reasons to Use the Library Guides

  1. For help finding library materials for an assignment or research paper.
  2. You haven't used the library for a while and need a refresher.
  3. You want to begin a research project, but the library is closed, and you won't be able to speak to a librarian in person until the library reopens.
  4. You don't know how to find a particular kind of resource such as a dissertationor a Bible commentary.
  5. You want to learn more about the Library's ebooks.

to name just a few...

4 Kinds of Library Guides

The ORU Library provides four kinds ofLibrary Guides:

  1. Subject Research Guides: Use a subject guideto find resources related to a particular subject or discipline. The guide will direct you to relevant databases, ebooks, online journals, reference works, and more, as well as provide sample searches and give other tips.
  2. Course Guides: Use a course guide to find resources related to assignments in a specific course.
  3. How to Find... Guides: Use a how-to-find guide for tips on locating a particular type of information, such as articles, reviews, books, journals, multimedia, newspapers, statistics, and dissertations and theses.
  4. General Guides: Use a general guide to learn more information about library services.