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Reliable Information for Science Research

In This Guide

  • Find journal articles.
  • Search for books.
  • Learn how to cite sources.
  • Explore a wide range of consumer friendly government resources.
  • Use reference sources to look up quick facts and background information.
  • Find statistics to support your research.
  • Prepare for entrance exams (MCAT, PCAT, etc.) and improve your math and general science skills.
  • Watch videos.

Test Prep and Skill Building

Use Learning Express Library to prepare for a variety of entrance and licensure exams (DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, NCLEX-RN, PCAT, Praxis, TEAS, etc.) and to improve your math, writing, reading, and basic science skills.  Access is free to current students but requires them to register and create a Learning Express Library user account.  After creating and logging into your user account, click "College Library" under the search box.  Here's where to find test prep materials and practice exams:

  • For the DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, and PCAT, choose "Grad School Admissions Preparation."
  • For the TEAS nursing school entrance exam and the NCLEX-RN exam, choose "Career Preparation" and then "Prepare for Nursing Exams."
  • For the Praxis core exam, some Praxis subject exams, and other education licensure exams, choose "Career Preparation" and then "Prepare for Teaching Exams." 

Off-Campus Access

The library's licensed databases and e-journals are available to current students, faculty, and staff.

Off-campus access to these resources is provided through a proxy server.  To access them from home or some other off-campus location:

  1. Go to the library's web site or a LibGuide.
  2. Click on a database or e-journal resource.  An OBU login page will display.
  3. Enter your OBU user name and password (ones used for OBU e-mail account).  The system will connect to the resource.
  4. To access another licensed resource, use the browser's back arrow to navigate to it.  Click on the resource's link.
  5. To end the proxy session, close your browser.  Inactivity for two hours will also end the session.

If you have problems with off-campus access, make sure your browser software is up-to-date and able to accept cookies. Also, confirm that your network firewall settings allow access to the library’s web site.

For technical assistance, call IT Services at 870-245-5567 or send an e-mail to