About COMP-102/ HONR-411 LIBBIs

LIBBI Seminar in SessionHow do you start research? 
Where do you find scholarly articles? 
How do you evaluate resources? 
How do you cite online sources?

Beginning academic research includes a knowledge and understanding of these basic questions and requires more than simply "googling" to find sources. In addition to strategic search expressions, discerning the potential value, or purpose, of resource types and information credibility are key to efficient and effective research.

During the LIBBIs you will get an overview of library resources, learn basic skills to get started, and acquire basic knowledge of essential research tools.

The goal of the LIBBI is to help you master basic information skills that will enable you to successfully complete your research assignments with ease and efficiency. As part of COMP-102, -102H, and HONR-101, you will complete two LIBBIs: Part 1, an online tutorial to do at your own pace, and Part 2, a hands-on session in the LIBBI Lab during one of you class times.

LIBBI-102COMP and LIBBI-411HONR Part 1, Tutorial

The ORU Library, Books & Ebooks, and Reference


After completing the Part 1 LIBBI Tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Navigate the library Web page
  • Access online resources
  • Perform basic searches in the ORU library catalog
  • Search and navigate ebooks
  • Use online reference databases
  • Locate innovative and immersive learning technologies, such as augmented & virtual realities and 3D printing. See related library guides:

LaptopPart 1 - Online Tutorial [Approximate completion time 1 hr. 15 mins.]
This is an online and interactive tutorial for students to complete at their own pace, but before attending LIBBI Part 2. The tutorial has three (3) Modules. At the end of the tutorial, a "Certificate of Completion" is created for the student to upload in the Composition course D2L dropbox.

As part of Module #1, you will be instructed to complete three short LIBBI  Pre-Assessment quizzes in D2L, which take approximately 15-20 minutes. These quizzes give you an idea of how much you know about the library and academic research. The Pre-Assessment scores do NOT count, but are used for evaluation, improvement, and statistics. After you complete the Pre-Assessment quizzes, continue with Module #1.
Please note: If you already attended LIBBI Part 2 in the library with your class, you do not need to complete the LIBBI Pre-Assessments.

To access and progress through the tutorial modules, click the tutorial link above and correctly answer basic questions as you work through the tutorial. After you complete one module, move to the next module.

To get credit for LIBBI Part 1:

  • Complete all three tutorial Modules,
  • Submit your name and email on the "Certificate of Completion" form (at the end of the tutorial), and then
  • Download the Certificate PDF to upload in your Composition course D2L dropbox.
    Note: A Certificate form submission is automatically documented in the library software, which substantiates all "Certificates of Completion."

Module #1 - The LIBBI Tutorial and Navigating the Library's Website [approximately 20-25 mins.]
This module explores the library website and briefly covers basic information and tools available there, including:

  • Summary of the content and purpose of the COMP 102 LIBBI
  • Ask-A-Librarian
  • The Quick Search Box
  • Off-Campus Access
  • Database List
  • Library Hours
  • Library News
  • Includes instructions (with links) to complete three short pre-assessment quizzes in D2L which are used for Library data (scores do NOT count).

Module #2 - Finding Books and Ebooks [approximately 20 mins.]
Explore the library catalog features and ORU's ebook collections.

  • Books+
  • Ebooks+
  • Ebook databases

Module #3 - Reference Databases & "Certificate of Completion" [approximately 30-35 mins.]
Learn how to access, use, search, and get citations in some of the most popular online Reference databases.

  • CQ Researcher
  • Gale Ebooks
  • Credo Reference
  • Points of View Reference
  • Includes 12 short optional instructional videos, ranging from 0.34 mins to 3:07 mins.
Complete and submit the LIBBI Part 1 certificate form to get credit for completing LIBBI Part 1.

Library Guides:
- Composition 102, 102H, HONR101, Course Research Guide
- How to Find Books and ebooks

LIBBI-102COMP and LIBBI-411HONR Part 2, Hands-on Experience

Journals, Articles, and Databases


After completing the Part 2 LIBBI, you should be able to:

  • Choose an appropriate database for your research
  • Find a scholarly article using keyword and Boolean expressions
  • Interpret, evaluate and improve a search for more relevant results
  • Create a MLA citation using a database tool, then accurately edit it
  • Find a journal or magazine title in Journal Finder+
  • Identify Web appropriate information for academic work

Part 2 - Hands-on Session [1 hr. 15 mins.]

Discover and explore library resources and learn effective and efficient research skills. Sessions meet in the Library Instructional Lab (LIL) and virtual students will meet on Zoom.

The Part 2 session is scheduled during a regular class time by your professor. (You do not need to sign up.) Attendance at the LIBBI is required. Complete the Part 1 Tutorial before attending Part 2. Attendance is taken at the start of the session. If you are unfamiliar with the LIL location you may want to visit the area prior to your session so you arrive on time.

LIBBI Part 2 includes three short "WPA-Exit Exercises" in D2L course "LIBBI 102 COMP, Information Literacy." Scores will count as part the General Education Information Literacy rubric of your WPA; scores do not affect your Composition 102 grade. Students will complete a short survey and the "Certificate of Completion" form to upload to the D2L dropbox.

For virtual students, the Zoom link and password will be sent to your ORU email the day of the LIBBI session.

See related library guides:

Important Notes

  • Both the Part 1 Tutorial and Part 2 hands-on session are required and must be completed. Non-attendance results in a letter grade consequence in the COMP 102 course. See your opens new windowCOMP 102 course syllabus.
  • Completion of both LIBBIs is documented with a "Certificate of Completion" uploaded to the Composition course dropbox.
  • For the semester, when the LIBBIs are over there is no way to make them up.
  • You will need your network login (SSO). If your login does not work, contact the IT Concierge Desk at studenthelpdesk@oru.edu, 918.495.6321, or it.oru.edu.

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