The mission of the J.D. McKean Library of Oral Roberts University is to foster learning, scholarship, and a sense of community among students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. Library faculty and staff play a crucial role in supporting education, research, and lifelong learning by curating and providing access to a wide range of information resources and by empowering users with the skills needed to navigate and utilize these resources effectively and ethically.

Why You Need the Library to Succeed Academically: Faculty Insights

opens new windowDr. William Ranahan

Dr. William Ranahan, cancer researcher and chair of the ORU Biology and Chemistry Department, shares his advice to students about research in the library.

opens new windowDr. Angela Watson

Dr. Angela Watson, associate professor in the ORU Behavioral Sciences Department, encourages students to use library resources for their coursework.

Research shows that students who use the library more frequently earn better grades.

Anderson, L. L., & García, S. A. V. (2020). Library usage, instruction, and student success across disciplines: A multilevel model approach. College & Research Libraries, 81(3), 459-491.

Library Guides and Tutorials

Learn more about using library tools such as the library catalog and databases by viewing library tutorials.

Find recommended sources, search strategy suggestions, tips on citing sources and more by viewing these library subject and course guides.