Reference books are located on the first floor of the library and have an R preceding the call number. These books cannot be checked out, but you can read, scan to email, or photocopy articles from them; just ask a library staff member if you need help with scanning or photocopying!
OCU's guide to APA style with a number of useful links and other information.
This is a great resource for explanations, tutorials, and other help using APA format.
The library also has a physical copy of the APA style guide in the Permanent Reserves; ask at the Circulation desk:
Request a Journal Article
If ... it isn't available full text online or in the library's journals list.
search and click on "Request through ILL (arrives in 3 days to 3 weeks)"
fill in article title and author, journal title, date, volume, issue, and page numbers plus your contact information
Request a Book
If … it is not included in the Dulaney-Browne Library catalog and it isn’t a course textbook
search and click on "Borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan)" and add your contact information
fill in title, author, publisher, and date plus your contact information
Please read: Warning concerning copyright restrictions.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
A thesis is a document written by a graduate student as part of the master's degree process. Theses are generally kept in the library of the university where the student earned his or her degree.
A dissertation is generally a book-length research study completed by a graduate student completing a doctoral degree.
You may search for theses and dissertations written at OCU through the Thesis Search box on this page.
OCU has copies of (almost) all theses written by graduates of our school. If you want a copy of a thesis from another school, you will need to request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and we will do our best to obtain it for you.