Digital Prairie Resources

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Digital Prairie provides open access to Oklahoma’s documents, images, formspublications and historical archives. It brings together Oklahoma’s own collection of unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history from the 46th State.  The resource areas found in the Digital Collection include documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps, audio/visual and more. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day.

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Bon Ton Bakery in Stroud (ca. 1905) from Images of Oklahoma 


Some collections are solely attributed to the work of librarians, archivists and content managers at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). Others, such as the collections providing citizens access to digitized state government publications and forms, are joint projects between the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and the Oklahoma Department of Libaries (ODL)Digital Prairie was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. IMLS Logo

Oklahoma Digital Prairie is also your gateway to credible online information and resources. ODL presents access to many platforms for learning and researchBritannica School and EBSCOhost are provided by ODL for access in schools and libraries across the state. Learn more about these valuable resources below.

Check out the Research & Discovery section to view EBSCO and Britannica resources available, search for information and peruse the category interfaces.


Britannica School Edition

Britannica School is an interactive student encyclopedia with atlases, biographies, videos, and more from expert sources. Conduct fast research at a reading level that is best for you.

It gives children, teachers, parents and librarians instant access to two complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. It offers online learning materials that are developed by teachers and curriculum experts.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school/college students and Britannica Escolar for elementary/middle school students.

Britannica School is available in schools and libraries across the state. If you do not have an account to login, please contact your local public library or school library for more information. If you are a school or library representative, see How to Access.


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ODL Expands EBSCO Offerings In Statewide Digital Resources Contract

EBSCO is a simple intuitive search that delivers millions of online resources, including: health, business and legal information, current events, Consumer Reports, other magazines, and more — all from expert sources.

What does EBSCO have to offer?

  • Explora Elementary Student Research
  • Explora Middle School Student Research
  • Explora Educator’s Edition
  • Explora High School/Public Library Search
  • EBSCOhost Espanol
  • Health Research
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Small Business Reference Center
  • Professional Development for Teachers

And more

If you do not have an account to login, please contact your local public library or school library to find out how to access EBSCOhost and Explora. If you are a school or library representative, see How to Access.