How do you start research? 
Where do you find scholarly articles? 
What's an easy way to manage information? 
How do you cite online sources?

As part of COMP-102, -102H, and HONR-101, you will attend two library workshops, or LIBBIs, that will answer these questions and provide you with essential research tools. You will get an overview of library resources and learn basic skills to get started on and successfully complete your research assignment with ease and efficiency! 

You choose the date and time that work with your schedule. View the LIBBI Schedule Calendar  to make your selection from available Part 1 and Part 2 sessions. For the semester, when the LIBBIs are over there is no way to make them up.

Sign up in Vision and attend one LIBBI-102COMP-1 (part 1) session and one LIBBI-102COMP-2 (part 2) session. There is nothing to do in preparation for attending the LIBBIs, just show up on time in the LIL.

  • Sign up early to get a session that works with your schedule.
  • Attendance is required. Non-attendance results in a letter grade consequence. See your course syllabus for more information on the LIBBI requirements.
  • You must attend Part 1 before Part 2.
  • Be on time; sessions need to start promptly. 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.
  •  Sessions last 1 hour and 15 minutes. To receive credit for attending you will need to stay until the session is over. Arrange your schedule, or select a LIBBI session, accordingly.

You will need your network login (SSO). If your login does not work, contact the IT Concierge Desk at, 918.495.6321, or


LIBBI-102COMP, Part 1

"The ORU Library, Book/ Ebook and Reference Basics"
Required for all Composition 102 students. (Note: You must attend Part 1 before attending Part 2.)

After completing the LIBBI, 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

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

LIBBI-102COMP, Part 2

"Journals, Articles, and Databases"
Required for all Composition 102 students.

After completing the 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+ 

At the end of this session, three short Post-Assessment "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.

Library Guides:
- Composition 102, 102H, HONR101, Course Research Guide
- How to Find Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Trade Publications)
- Citing Sources: MLA