This research guide is for the courses in the Office of Academic Integrity Program. You'll find library resource recommendations & search techniques for the Do You Understand Integrity course as well as the Perspectives on Authorship course. On the Help tab, you'll find other tools from OU Libraries that will help be successful in other courses you will take at OU. Tools like Lean Library, for example, which is a browser extension for access and assistance. Using Lean Library, you will spend less time figuring out if you have access to information and more time researching!
OU Libraries Session for DYUI Classes
I recorded this video for the 2020 — 2021 online classes. In the video, you'll learn about Discover's filtering options and other features that will help you find sources more quickly, two databases that are great for find quality sources for most research topics, and a browser extension that will connect you to full text articles while you are searching in Google Scholar or other academic websites.
Getting Started Databases
The databases listed below are great starting points for most research topics! You can access them from this research guide, or you can save them to your My Library Page on the OU Libraries' website.
- Academic Search CompleteComprehensive, multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies with access to more than 7,000 peer reviewed journals and over 75,000 videos from the Associated Press.
- CQ ResearcherProvides CQ Researcher reports that explore a single "hot" issue in the news each week, including political, social, medical, international, educational, environmental, technological and economical issues. Full text available.
- Google ScholarGoogle Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
OU Libraries Discover Search Box
Discover searches across many of OU Libraries resources and platforms to find journal articles, books, ebooks, newspaper articles and more all in one search box!