Supporting the Information Needs of Whole Leaders for the Whole World
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.
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.
The ORU Library, Books & Ebooks, and Reference
After completing the Part 1 LIBBI Tutorial, you should be able to:
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Part 1 - Online Tutorial [Approximate completion time 1 hr. 15 mins.]
Go to: LIBBI-102COMP Part 1 Tutorial
This is an online and interactive tutorial, available starting Sept. 9, 2021, for students to complete at their own pace, but before attending LIBBI Part 2. The tutorial has four (4) Modules.
As part of Module #1, you will be instructed to complete three short pre-assessment quizzes in D2L, which take approximately 15-20 minutes. The pre-assessment scores do NOT count, but are used for evaluation, improvement. and statistics.
To access and progress through the tutorial modules, click the tutorial link above then, when prompted, correctly answer basic questions as you work through the tutorial. 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 automatically documented and saved when you submit the form. COMP 102 professors are provided weekly updates of student completion.
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:
Module #2 - Finding Books and Ebooks [approximately 20 mins.]
Explore the library catalog features and ORU's ebook collections.
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.
Module #4 - Sign up for Part 2 and Submit Part 1 Completion Information for Credit [5-10 mins.]
- Composition 102, 102H, HONR101, Course Research Guide
- How to Find Books and ebooks
Note: Additional Part 2 sessions will be posted, and made available for sign up, after Fall Break.
Journals, Articles, and Databases
After completing the Part 2 LIBBI, you should be able to:
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 session:
✔ Complete the Part 1 Tutorial.
✔ Select a Part 2 session and sign up in opens new windowVision. (Instructions are in the Part 1 Tutorial or see How To Sign Up for a LIBBI.)
✔ 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 you must sign up, attend, and stay until the session is over. During the last part of the session, three short "Exit Exercises" will be completed in D2L. Scores will count as part the General Education Information Literacy rubric of your WPA; scores do not affect your Composition 102 grade.
For Zoom sessions, the Zoom link and password will be sent to your ORU email the day of the LIBBI session.
See related library guides: