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DMIN-788 Tools for Ministry Course Guide

Designed to guide the research efforts of students enrolled in the Tools for Ministry Research course

Print & Media Collections

Main Collection

Main Collection

  • Theology Collection - mostly shelved in the BL-BX section on the 4th floor of the LRC
  • New Books - on the wall beside a sitting area on the west side of the stairwell of LRC-4 across from the Circulation Desk

Circulation Desk

Course Reserves

  • Located at the Circulation Desk (LRC-4)
  • May be checked out for a limited number of hours or days as specified by the instructor
  • May be limited to in-library use only

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Audiovisual Collection

  • Audiobooks - near the Circulation Desk (LRC-4)
  • DVDs - near the Circulation Desk (LRC-4)

Periodicals Collection

Periodicals Collection

  • Scholarly journals - in area adjoining LINC close to GC-4 doors
    • Current loose issues
    • Bound volumes
    • Microform
  • Newspapers - shelved in the large wooden "Ark" near the seating n the middle of Periodicals
  • Popular magazines - on the wall to the left of the Circulation Desk

Reference Desk

Reference Collection

  • Mostly dictionaries, encyclopedias, Bible commentaries, maps and atlases, handbooks, and directories
  • Located in the Library Information Commons (LINC) close to the Reference/Ask-a-Librarian desk

Holy Spirit Research Center

Special Theological Collections

  • Holy Spirit Research Center (LRC-5)
  • Special collections housed in the HSRC
    • Howard Ervin Collection
    • William Sanford LaSor Collection
    • Elmar Camillo Dos Santos Collection
    • Jewish Theological Seminary Collection

Materials in the HSRC may be transferred to the Reference desk for easier access.

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Other Special Collections

  • Curriculum Media Center - LRC-5 - primarily for use by Education majors
  • Music Listening Room - Timko-Barton Hall
  • McKissack Reading Room - Education Department (GC-5)

eTheology & Ministry Snapshot

Which Research Tool Should I Use to....

...Find a book, ebook, or other media in the ORU Library? Use the opens new window Library Catalog.

...Find the full text of a journal in the ORU Library? Use the opens new windowJournal Finder+.

... Identify journal articles for a research paper? Use one or more databases on the opens new window Database List.

...Jump start a research project or find information for a class assignment when you are not sure which database to use? try opens new windowEagleSearch.

...Borrow a book the ORU Library does not own? Search opens new windowWorldCat.

...Organize a research paper's citations or create a bibliography? Try opens new windowZotero.

...Find guidance on how to do research in a specific subject area or type of information? Use the opens new windowResearch Guides.

... Access digitized materials from the Holy Spirit Research Center or from one of the University colleges? Use the opens new windowDigital Showcase.