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Library Orientation - New Faculty Cohort

This guide is designed to orient new faculty members to Library resources and services

About the Library Guides

The library guides help users learn about library resources related to various disciplines and types of information. They are created by ORU librarians specifically with the research needs of the faculty and students in mind. They are where you can go 24/7 for research help.

5 Reasons to Use the Library Guides

  1. For help finding library materials for a research project.
  2. To get a refresher on how to do library research.
  3. To begin a research project when the library is closed.
  4. To find a particular kind of resource such as a dissertation or a Bible commentary or a book review.
  5. To learn more about the Library's ebooks.

Just to name just a few...

4 Kinds of Library Guides

The ORU Library provides four kinds of Library Guides:

  1. Subject Guides: Use a subject guide to find resources related to a particular subject or discipline. The guide will direct you to relevant databases, ebooks, online journals, reference works, and more, as well as provide sample searches and give other tips.
  2. Course Guides: Use a course guide to find resources related to assignments in a specific course.
  3. How to ... Guides: Use a how-to-find guide for tips on locating a particular type of information, such as articles, reviews, books, journals, multimedia, newspapers, statistics, and dissertations and theses.
  4. General Web Pages: Use a general web page to learn more information about the library including off-campus access, documenting sources, creating search strategies, and much more.