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Reliable Information for the Contemporary World Course


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Citation Help

See the library's citation guide page for common citation style guides, paper formatting examples, and sample annotated bibiographies. 

Currency Conversion

Use Bankrate's currency converter to convert and compare the values of the world's currencies.

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Off-Campus Access

Current Ouachita students, faculty, and staff may access the library's licensed databases and e-journals on and off campus.

To access licensed databases and e-journal resources remotely:

  • Go to the library's web site or a LibGuide.
  • Click on a licensed database or e-journal resource.  An login page will display.
  • Enter your OBU email address and password.  The system will connect to the resource.

To access another licensed database or e-journal resource:

  • Click your browser's back arrow to navigate to the resource. 
  • Click on the resource's link. 

To end a remote session:

  • Close your browser. 

If you experience issues with remote access:

  • Make sure your browser software is up-to-date and able to accept cookies.
  • Confirm that your network firewall settings allow access to the library’s web site.
  • Call IT Services at 870-245-5567 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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Global Connections

Find in-depth foreign policy analysis and information at the Council on Foreign Relations.    

Michigan State University's Global Edge provides a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

The Library of Congress's International Organizations page provides a list of intergovernmental organizations, European Union entities, and United Nations agencies.

See United Nations Online Data Repositories and Resources for a list of UN data repositories, initiatives, and data-related websites.

Search to find a wide range of information published by U.S. government entities and other organizations.

The U.S. Department of State website includes a wide range of information on global issues, policies, and initiatives.

Learn about the World Trade Organization and the rules of trade it administers among nations.