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DMIN-787 Methods for Ministry Course Guide: Services

Library support for Methods for Ministry Research DMin course

Library Services


  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Interlibrary Loan for Distance Learners
  • ILL Forms
    • Use ILL forms within FirstSearch or the other databases to submit ILL requests, or fill out this form.
    • Or, mail requests directly to, using your ORU email account. Be sure to include the full citation of the item you need as well your contact information in the email.
  • Other ILL Tips

    • Determine that the ORU Library does not own the item needed BEFORE requesting it through interlibrary loan (ILL). Do this by searching for books in the Library Catalog and journal articles in EagleSearch, placing titles in quotation marks to make phrase searches.

    • If an item is not available through the Library, google the title (in quotation marks) to see whether it is freely available on the Web.
    • In the case of books, students who live more than an hour from campus are advised to use the ILL services of a local public library.
    • Due to COVID-19, ILL for books will not be available for any ORU student until after the Library reopens.
    • To request book chapters or journal or encyclopedia articles through ILL, send the citation and desired page numbers to as well as a frequently checked cell phone number.
    • Check email periodically to receive ILL items, which will come either as PDFs or links with codes to access the articles.
    • Delivery time varies from a couple of days to a week or more.
    • When DMIN students have completed the coursework stage of their program, are starting their research projects, and have attended a library instruction session (LIBBI), the $2.00 per item ILL request fee is waived. When submitting a request, it never hurts for students to remind the ILL librarians that their ILL fee has been waived.