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Tips on Using Discover
Help Menu Option
The Help menu option on OU Libraries Discover search page links to a handout that lists tips on using Discover while you research. These tips will make your research process quicker & easier.
The Learning Lab, located in Bizzell Memorial Library on Lower Level 1, is where you can get research assistance from University Libraries' student employee personnel as well as other University of Oklahoma services that support student success. At the Learning Lab, OU Libraries' student employees will assist you with your research questions, while also helping you become more comfortable and confident navigating the OU Libraries' website and databases.
OU Libraries Tutorial Videos
Let's Talk About Sources Tutorial Video
Learn how to identify the right source to support your research in this tutorial video.
Smooth Operator Tutorial Video
Learn about advanced search techniques and how to optimize your search with Boolean operators.
The SIFT handout can help you evaluate the sources you find during your research. SIFT stands for Stop. Investigate the source. Find better or other sources. Trace back to the original source to see quotes in their original context.
My Library Feature
How to Personalize Your My Library Page:
Go to libraries.ou.edu and login with your OU 4x4 and password.
Click on the “My Library” link.
To add databases & e-references on your My Library Page,
you can click on the databases & e-reference link to browse through the list of resources provided by the libraries
or you can search by title or keyword
or you can filter results by subject or resource type.
Once you find the database or e-reference resource you want to save to your My Library page, and click on the “Add to My Library” link to save it to your My Library Page.
You can also add research guides the same way by either visiting the research guides page, by searching by title or description, or by filtering results by subject.
If you want the resources you just saved to appear on the homepage after you login, then select the star icon.
Scroll to the top of the page, and click on the OU Libraries logo to take you back to the homepage.
You should see the resources you saved listed under the My Library section of OU Libraries homepage.