The Department of Libraries helps provide access to many resources for learning and research. ODL shares materials, books, audiobooks, videos, and more with public libraries through interlibrary loan. ODL also houses a large collection of reference materials.
Many of the resources are available directly online. Some, such as Britannica School and EBSCO, are provided by ODL for access in public and school libraries.
If you have questions on how to access any of the resources or need more information on how you can assist your library patrons in accessing them, Ask ODL.
Want something you can’t find at your library? You may be able to borrow it from another library through interlibrary loan. Search for books, audiobooks, videos, articles, government documents, and more.
ODL is dedicated to offering you access to the widest possible range of resources. You are now able to search our collection and the collections of many other libraries worldwide using WorldCat.
Digital Prairie was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
See unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of the 46th State. Find documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps and audio/visual content. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day.
EBSCOhost. A 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.
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
Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition gives children, teachers, parents and librarians instant access to two complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique database also offers high-quality online learning materials that are developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning, Britannica Online School Edition offers students a gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Britannica School also offers Britannica: Spanish Reference Center.
Share Britannica BOOKMARKS at your library.
The Research + Discovery page is part of Oklahoma Digital Prairie. The service provides geolocation access to more than 30 EBSCO databases with resources including Explora, Health Source, Legal Collection, Newswire, Business Resources, Literature, Crafts, Home Improvement and more. The Research + Discovery page also has links to custom searches for elementary, middle and high school students.
Unlike the EBSCO links, you will still need to set up a username and password to access Britannica from home. Contact your local library to request access to Britannica or see how to access.
ODL uses a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services to purchase statewide licenses for EBSCO and Britannica services.
ASK ODL what other online resources are available to you or your library patrons!