Student Resources (Middle- High School)

Oklahoma Digital Prairie is your entrance to online services and resources to help you find books, articles, web content and other useful information.

AND…. You’re in luck! ODL offers these online resources that benefit all Oklahomans for use in schools and libraries across the state.

Check out the Research + Discovery section on Digital Prairie.

Research and Discovery

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Designed with students and educators in mind ‑‑it is also useful for admin, school staff, parents, grandparents, even friends and neighbors­ ‑‑EBSCO offers Explora which provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

For access, go to Research + Discovery and look under Preschool – 12th.


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EBSCO is simple 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. See also EBSCOhost Espanol.

AND…. You’re in luck! ODL offers these learning and research tools that benefit all Oklahomans for use in schools and libraries across the state.

Questions on how to access EBSCO? Ask ODL or go to EBSCO Sign-Up Form.





Every summer, students across Oklahoma are out of school and looking for adventure. Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during June and July. Local librarians have used materials and program ideas developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program to keep thousands of Oklahoma children reading during their summer vacation months.


During the fall, the author and book-signing tour travels to several towns in Oklahoma promoting reading and discussion of books. During the tour, students and library patrons are able to meet the authors, hear about writing techniques, learn the stories behind the books, get recommendations on other books in the genre, ask questions, and get their books signed by the authors.



The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in cooperation with Affiliate State Centers for the Book, invites readers in grades 4 through 10 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. Readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves.