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About the Required COMP-102 LIBBIs

LIBBI in Session

The goal of the LIBBI is to help you master basic information skills that will will enable you to successfully complete your research assignments with ease and efficiency, As part of COMP-102, -102H, and HONR-101, you will complete two LIBBIs: Part 1, an online tutorial to do at your own pace, and Part 2, a hand-on session you sign up for and attend.

How do you start research? 

Where do you find scholarly articles?

How do you evaluate resources?

How do you cite online sources?

Beginning academic research includes a knowledge and understanding of these basic questions and requires more than simply "googling" to find sources. Discerning the potential value, or purpose, of resource types and information credibility are key to efficient and effective research.

During the LIBBIs you will get an overview of library resources, learn basic skills to get started, and acquire basic knowledge of essential research tools.

LIBBI-102COMP Part 1, Tutorial

The ORU Library, Books/Ebooks, and Reference
LIBBI-102COMP, Part 1 Tutorial, Spring 2021


After completing the Part 1 LIBBI Tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Navigate the library Web page
  • Access online resources
  • Perform basic searches in the ORU library catalog
  • Search and navigate ebooks
  • Use online reference databases
  • Locate innovative technology resources, such as augmented & virtual realities and 3D printing.

Part 1 - Online Tutorial [Approximate completion time 1 hr. 15 mins.]

Laptop and booksLIBBI Part 1 is an online interactive tutorial with four (4) Modules.

In Module #1 you will be instructed to complete three short pre-assessment "Library Proficiency" quizzes in D2L. The pre-assessment scores do NOT count, but are used for evaluation,  improvement. and statistics.

To progress through the tutorial modules, you will correctly answer basic questions. After you complete one module, move to the next module.

To get credit for LIBBI Part 1, you must complete all four tutorial modules and submit your name and email on the form in Module #4. Your completion of the tutorial is documented and saved when you submit the form.

The tutorial takes approximately 50-60 minutes. The pre-assessment quizzes in D2L take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Module #1 - The LIBBI Tutorial and Navigating the Library's Website [approximately 20-25 mins.]
This module explores the library website and briefly covers basic information and tools available there, including:

  • Summary of the content and purpose of the COMP 102 LIBBI
  • Ask-A-Librarian
  • The Quick Search Box
  • Off-Campus Access
  • Database List
  • Library Hours
  • Library News
  • Includes instructions (with links) to complete three short pre-assessment quizzes in D2L which are used for Library data (scores do NOT count).

Module #2 - Finding Books and Ebooks [approximately 20 mins.]
Explore the library catalog features and ORU's ebook collections.

  • Books+
  • Ebooks+
  • Ebook databases

Module #3 - Reference Databases [approximately 20-25 mins.]
Learn how to access, use, search, and get citations in some of the most popular online Reference databases. 

  • CQ Researcher
  • Gale Ebooks
  • Credo Reference
  • Points of View Reference
  • Includes 12 short optional instructional videos, ranging from 0.34 mins to 3:07 mins.

Module #4 - Sign up for Part 2 and Submit Part 1 Completion Information for Credit [5-10 mins.]

  • Step-by-step instructions show you how to sign up for LIBBI Part 2, which is required.
  • Complete the form with your name and email, then submit it to get credit for completing LIBBI Part 1. The information you submit is automatically recorded, saved in a data file, and given to your professors.
    (Note: You do not need to do anything else for Part 1. COMP 102 Professors get the student completion information.)

Library Guides:
- Composition 102, 102H, HONR101, Course Research Guide
- How to Find Books and ebooks

LIBBI-102COMP Part 2

Journals, Articles, and Databases


After completing the Part 2 LIBBI, you should be able to:

  • Choose an appropriate database for your research
  • Find a scholarly article using keyword and Boolean expressions
  • Interpret, evaluate and improve a search for more relevant results
  • Create a MLA citation using a database tool, then accurately edit it
  • Find a journal or magazine title in Journal Finder+
  • Identify Web appropriate information for academic work

During the end of the session, three short "Exit Exercises" will be completed. Scores will count as part the General Education Information Literacy rubric of your WPA; scores do not affect your Composition 102 grade.

Part 2 - Hands-on Session [1 hr. 15 mins.] 

Discover and explore library resources and learn effective and efficient research skills. Sessions meet in the Library Instructional Lab (LIL) or online on Zoom and are scheduled at a variety of times to accommodate student needs.

To attend a Part 2 session:

Sign up in opens new windowVision, (You did at the end of the Part 1 Tutorial.)
Complete the Part 1 Tutorial.
Be on time; sessions start promptly; attendance is taken.

Attendance is taken at the start of the session and given to your professors. If you are unfamiliar with the LIL location, you may want to visit the area prior to your session so you arrive on time. Late arrivals who miss the attendance check-in will need to attend a different session. 

To get credit for LIBBI Part 2, sign up and attend a session. You will need to stay until the session is over to get credit.

For Zoom sessions, the Zoom link and password will be sent to your ORU email the day of the LIBBI session.

Library Guides:

Important Notes

  • Both the Part 1 tutorial and Part 2 hands-on session are required and must be completed. Non-attendance results in a letter grade consequence. See the opens new windowcourse syllabus.
  • If you need to change to a different session see opens new window"How to Change LIBBI Sessions."
  • For the semester, when the LIBBIs are over there is no way to make them up.
  • You will need your network login (SSO). If your login does not work, contact the IT Concierge Desk at, 918.495.6321, or