Sr. Paper Research Tips

Be alert! As you research, continue to add relevant terms to your search:

• Consider alternative terms, abbreviations, narrower terms, broader terms and related terms.

• Use subject descriptors, database thesauri and article abstracts to identify additional terms and ideas.

• In your review of articles and websites, watch for references to research, reports and studies, which will point you to primary source documents.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Contact ILL at 918-495-7377 or

If the library does not own the item you need, we will request it for you through our interlibrary loan service. As a student who has attended a sr. paper LIBBI, your interlibrary loans will be free. (Note: Books will still have a postage fee that you will need to pay, but the ILL $2.00/item fee will be waived.)

To Request an ILL:
Some databases include interlibrary loan forms to complete. For example, EBSCOhost databases provide an ILL form when you click the "Request from another library" link in the article record. If no form is available in the database, you may complete the opens new windowInterlibrary Loan Request Form or copy and paste the citation information and email it to

  • Determine that the ORU Library does not own the item you need BEFORE requesting it through interlibrary loan.
  • Some items are available nearby; others may take a week or more to obtain from out-of-state.
  • The $2.00 per item ILL request fee for students is waived after you attend the sr. paper LIBBI.
  • You will receive an email when your item(s) is ready to pick up. (Some journal articles are available from lending libraries in PDF format and can be emailed directly to you.)
  • Pick up your items at the Library Service desk.
  • Submit only one request form for each article . (Note: The form is submitted each time the submit button is used,
  • After submitting a request, check your ORU email for the confirmation, which includes the citation information.

Sr. Paper Students - Free Article Interlibrary Loan Requests

After attending the LIBBI session, your name is sent to interlibrary loan (ILL) and added to the interlibrary loan sr. paper fee waiver list so you do not have to pay the ILL $2.00 per item fee.

When you make an interlibrary loan request the librarian will check the ILL fee waiver list for your name. If your name is on the list the ILL $2.00 per item fee is waived.

Remember to include the following three items in your ILL request :

  • sr. paper student
  • no charge
  • had LIBBI

You may paraphrase, but include all three items.