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Hints for a smoother research experience using digitally-accessed sources

You can find credible sources online through your OBU Library!

We love seeing our students, faculty & staff, but sometimes you just can't be in the Library!

Whether quarantined, snowed in or just up at 3 AM writing that paper, here are tools & tips for anyone looking to do remote research. 

For OBU & Library responses to COVID-19, click here (or Remote Library Access Tab below).

Remote Research Resources

Research Tips by Format

Getting a "Sorry, in use" message?


Try refreshing the webpage before you give up!

Some e-books limit how many users can view them at the same time, but sometimes the website's just "confused" because someone just closed the file and another person somewhere else just opened it. Try hitting "refresh" before moving on.

Finding e-books & other distance-friendly resources:

* Search by keyword, author or title through Zip!Bang! on the Library website.

* Filter results by format as seen here (appears to the left of results list).

* If desired format(s) aren't visible, use "Show More" link to see all format options.

Questions? Call us at (405)-585-4500, e-mail, Library Chat or Zoom Conference!


 A-Z Databases (Alphabetical by name)

 Quick access to the specific database you want.

* Library Hack: Filter by ebook & full-text-only articles using "Database Types" pull-down menu (magnified below)!

Subject-Specific Info Guides (Alphabetical by Title)


Most Info Guides have links to databases or other online resources helpful to your subject-specific research.


Questions? We want to help.

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