Books, Videos, Music, and More 

The TU Libraries Catalog is the best place to start looking for books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, videorecordings, rare books, or other items which you may need for your research projects.

Articles and Databases for Research

Locate articles published in magazines, journals, and newspapers on the topic you're researching. LibGuides (research guides by subject) can also be found here.

List of Journal Titles

Find out which journals (print and online) the library subscribes to and what issues are available; if you have a citation and need to find the article, this is the link to use.

Government Documents

McFarlin Library has been a federal "depository library" since 1929 and a state depository since 1979. The Documents website provides information about this service as well as a rich collection of links and pointers to quickly locate information from all sorts of federal and state agencies.

Interlibrary Loan Information 

The Interlibrary Loan Department is responsible for borrowing materials from other libraries which students and faculty need to complete their research but which McFarlin does not own.

Journal Alerts

Many publishers and distributors of scholarly material offer free online alerting services where the company will e-mail you tables of contents for the titles you selected as they become available

Libraries Outside TU 

Other libraries in Oklahoma may be a good source of information and access to materials not available at TU. If you find something you need at another Oklahoma library, McFarlin may be able to borrow for you through Interlibrary Loan, or you may travel in person to the library.

My Library Account Information 

All about your account with the library, including how to store searches, set up the new book notification feature, renew materials, and more.

Off-Site Access 

McFarlin's vast and growing collection of online resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.) is freely available off-campus to all current students, faculty, and staff. You'll find more information here.

Online Library Forms 

A list of library forms. Some may be emailed while others need to be printed off and submitted in person.

Research Guides

The McFarlin Instruction program is dedicated to providing assistance to students in doing scholarly research. Here are some guides that will get you started with your research in lots of different subject areas.


Reserves is where many instructors place supplementary course readings or selected research materials for the use of students in their classes.

Special Collections 

The Department of Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, periodicals, photographs, works of art, and a variety of ephemeral material. It also maintains collections which for reasons of value or physical nature cannot be dispersed to the general stacks. Special Collections is recognized internationally for its quality and distinctiveness.