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Education

Reliable Information for Education Research

In This Guide

  • Find journal and magazine articles.
  • Search for books.
  • Learn how to cite sources.
  • Incorporate news resources into lessons and activities.
  • Learn about education organizations.
  • Use reference sources to look up quick facts and background information.
  • Find statistics to support your research.
  • Explore a variety of teaching tools for lesson and activity planning.
  • Prepare for the Praxis licensure exam.
  • 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." 

Other Praxis test prep resources are at Khan Academy and Educational Testing Service (ETS).

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 OBU login page will display.
  • Enter your OBU user name and password (ones used for OBU e-mail account).  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 support@obu.edu.