Open Access Online Resources

The resources below are available directly online (open access).

Digital Prairie Collection link

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.

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center are pleased to announce a joint project to digitize and make available on the web the Society’s quarterly journal, The Chronicles of Oklahoma, in a full-text, searchable database with links to tables, figures, photographs, maps, and other material.


CUFTS provides some powerful publicly-accessible services used by libraries around the world including an updated knowledgebase of hundreds of fulltext resources.  Brought to you by Simon Fraser University.


The EPC Search includes Chronicles of Oklahoma, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Indian Claims Commissions Decisions, Oklahoma Biological Survey, Oklahoma Today, Oklahoma Academy of Scientific Proceedings, Kappler’s Indian Affairs, Ornithological Society Bulletin, Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference  and more. Hosted by the OSU Library.


The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture includes more than 2,400 entries exploring the rich history of Oklahoma. A two-volume print version of the encyclopedia is also available. Brought to you by the Oklahoma Historical Society.


Find several genealogy resources, such as the collection of Confederate Pension and Index Cards.  View the list of other genealogy sources available online.


With SoonerSearch, you can locate information from the websites of over 200 Oklahoma state government agencies, programs and portals.


Centennial Farm Families, Oklahoma Native Artists, Encyclopedia of History & Culture, Oklahoma Digital Maps, Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, and many more collections from Oklahoma history can be found at the OSU Library Digital Collection. 


Produced by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.  Outdoor Oklahoma covers the latest outdoors events and topics. From hunting seasons to bird-watching venues, there’s something sure to spark your interest.


The Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science represents a wealth of scholarly activity, unique to our state. Scientists have utilized this vehicle to publish quality, scholarly articles for almost a century.


SWOSU Digital Repository offers public access the growing selection of historic books and documents dating back to 1651.


These collections of Oklahoma and Federal resources directs researchers to useful sites related to Native American culture and government.  Links provided by Oklahoma Department of Libraries U.S. Government Information Division.


Can’t find it at your local library? You can borrow it from another library. Search for books, audiobooks, videos, eBooks, articles, government documents, and open access materials.


Ask your local library or ask ODL about other online resources.