Quick Links to...
This site serves
all Oakland University students and faculty taking or teaching courses away from the main OU campus. The
Kresge Library home page is
the definitive source for our resources. This site narrows
the focus of Kresge's collections
to materials that are available electronically, or that can
be mailed to our students.
Before You Start
Before you start trying to access library resources, you'll
want to activate your library account. See the "How
Do I get a library card/library account?" section of the Distance
Education Frequently Asked Questions page for information
on how to do this.
the Library Catalog to locate
books in the Kresge Library. You can use the "Limit
on the basic search page to limit your search to books
and journals available online.
Many of our article databases will provide you with a direct
link to a full-text resource. We subscribe to dozens of
article databases, many of them with full-text coverage.
Start your research by using our "Databases by Subject" option
on the library Find
Articles page. When you come across
an item that isn't available online (or
have at all, even in print), you can place an Interlibrary
Loan request and get the item
to you from another library!
Distance education students need to register in ILLiad (a
service provided by the Interlibrary
Loan Department) as
either Distance Education Undergraduate Student or Distance
can request that materials held at Kresge Library be sent
to them using the options under the "Request Books and Articles
OWNED by Oakland University" heading
. Additionally, materials
that are not available at Kresge Library can be acquired
ILLiad and the
options provided under the heading "Request Books and Articles
NOT OWNED by Oakland University".
Please note, however, that any
student taking classes on campus may not have
items mailed to them. This service is exclusively reserved
for distance education students.
Ask one of our reference librarians for help via chat, email
or phone! Check out our Ask
A Librarian page for information
on how to get in touch with us.
Information for Instructors
Take advantage of our excellent E-Reserves system. If you
us quizzes, tests, and even articles
certain copyright requirements are met) we can put these
items up online for you, in adobe acrobat format. In particular,
you can leverage our local print collection for your off-site
use! See full details on the Kresge
Library E-reserve Service. Contact Maurini Strub (248-370-2470
the Kresge Library E-Reserve Specialist, if you 'd like to
advantage of our e-reserve system for your class.
Library Instruction: We
can host an online or in-person class for you and your students.
In such a class, we will show them how to access library
resources, as well as free internet resources, that will
assist them with research related coursework you may assign
Contact Beth Kraemer, our head of instruction (more information
about our library instruction
program), to arrange for an
session, or use our online Instruction
Request form. Please be sure to include information on
where your class meets.
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426