Research Support

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Purpose of This Guide

The purpose of this guide is to help orient the 2019 new faculty cohort to the Library's resources and services.

Library Mission

The ORU Library promotes learning by connecting users to the knowledge they seek by... 

  • acquiring the resources that fit our curriculum and faculty research, and
  • teaching users how to
    • evaluate them to find the best,
    • research successfully with them, and
    • use them in academic discourse effectively and ethically.

The underlying intent of the library mission is to support the mission of the University. 


The task of the librarian is not to do research for students but to guide them in developing the information literacy skills they need to do their own research both for the purposes of successfully fulfilling their course requirements and for continued success in pursuing their lives and their life work following graduation.

University Mission

To develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world.

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