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Language and Literature

Reliable Information for Language and Literature Research

In This Guide

  • Find journal and magazine articles.
  • Search for books.
  • Learn how to cite sources.
  • Enhance your language skills and connect with diverse cultures.
  • Get the latest news.
  • Learn about professional organizations.
  • Use reference sources to look up quick facts and background information.
  • Find reviews on books, films, and more.
  • Prepare for entrance and licensure exams and improve essential academic 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

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