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After Graduation

A guide to resources available for graduates of OU and others who cannot access library resources as an OU student, staff, or faculty member.

Public Libraries


Public Libraries can be an invaluable source of professional and scholarly information after you graduate. Many public libraries offer online and onsite access to databases such as Academic Search Premier, MEDLINE, and Professional Development Collection. In addition, your public library can likely obtain books and articles for you by interlibrary loan. Use free or library-provided databases to find citations for the materials that you need. Also, keep in mind that many public universities will allow access to their databases for onsite use by campus visitors.

Oklahoma Public Libraries


Public Libraries Locators


Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan Tutorial Video

Learn about Interlibrary Loan and when you should use it for your research.

Interlibrary Loan Tutorial Handout    l    Interlibrary Loan Tutorial Script


Interlibrary Loan at Public Libraries