Library Guides

Visit the Research Help by Subject page at http://www.okcu.edu/library/guides/subject.aspx for guides to specific subjects and ”Information Literacy Guides” which provide introductions to searching, evaluating, and citing information. The “Special Library Guides” include video tours of the building and the online resources, and information on the Dewey Decimal System used to arrange books and more.

Library Quarterly Report

The Dulaney-Browne Library Quarterly Report for July – September 2012 has been completed. Click on the link to see news about library activities and pictures from the new faculty lunch, sidewalk chalking, Sundae Sunday, Game Night, OCU Reads Meet the Author, the sidewalk book sale and snow cones, and the staff retreat. The report also contains a brief analysis of library statistics for the quarter.

Database of the Month – Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the library’s largest and most interdisciplinary database of full-text scholarly journal articles. It describes itself and including “more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.” It also provides indexing and abstracts (summaries) of 12,500 journals and other publications. Full text coverage includes the areas of biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women’s studies, zoology, and many more. Limit to “Full Text” and “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals” for a quick list of high quality full text content, or search without the limiters to find a broader range of articles available in full text, in the library, or through interlibrary loan.

An Introduction to WorldCat Local

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
3 pm – 4 pm
Dulaney-Browne Library First Floor Computer Lab (115)

This session will introduce a new search resource called WorldCat Local. This new interface allows you to search the library’s catalog, many of our full text article databases, and ebrary online books with a single search. It also has an option to search libraries worldwide so you can see what books are available in the Law Library, in other Oklahoma libraries, and around the world. You can request items through interlibrary loan with just a couple of clicks.

We will also compare the capabilities and coverage with WorldCat/FirstSearch, the library catalog, and article databases (including EBSCOhost, JSTOR, and Project Muse).