OU library system has several important databases which will
help you find library resources for writing your papers. Please do not restrict yourself to just a physical library around you. As a graduate student, you should not have an excuse in not being able to find relevant library resources that you need to write your scholarly papers and to prepare for class using relevant peripheral readings. The
most important first step you must take is to establish your
This ID will allow you to have special privileges, which include
access to a free OU email account, the ability to enroll for
classes online, the ability to check your grades and transcripts
at any time, participation in Desire2Learn, and complete access
to all the library's resources, including available full-text
articles and books. More information about library usage is
(AP students). The library has an online
tutorial as well.
The following are the procedures you should follow:
To access the OU libraries on line, go to the OU libraries link.
link for the OU libraries and then log in using your OUID and password.
select "Resources" and "Databases & E-Reference Materials."
the databases that you want. Some suggestions are below.
database has search capabilities and contains full-text articles
from many journals on a moving 5-year wall. For EDAH students,
you may be interested in the Journal of Higher Education,
Journal of Negro Education, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education,
Sociology of Education, and the Journal of Educational
Muse--This database has search capabilities and
contains full-text articles from journals in the humanities,
social sciences, and mathematics. For EDAH students, you may
be interested in Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and the
Journal of General Education.
has many databases and search engines of interest to EDAH
students. Check out ERIC, ProQuest, and the Professional Development
collection (such as Research in Higher Education,Journal of Higher Education, New Directions for Community Colleges, New Directions for Higher Education, New Directions for Institutional Research, New Directions for Student Services, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Journal of College Admission, ).
is by far the most important search engine. It has many databases
of particular interest to you, which include Article1st, Diss
(Dissertations from 1861), ECO (full-text articles from 400
journals), ERIC (the major education database from 1966),
E*Subscribe (full-text ERIC documents from 1993), WorldCat,
and PsycINFO (psychology and related disciplines, journals,
books, and chapters from 1887).
you can see, there are tons of scholarly materials available for your use. You do not have an excuse anymore about not having
access to good library materials in order to write your papers.
Special Note: All students are advised
to familiarize themselves with the OU
Academic Misconduct Code, particularly on matters
related to cheating and plagiarism. All acts of misconduct
are considered serious and will be dealt with promptly.