Online Resources

With your ODL library card, you can access many platforms for research and information. Below you will find a list of the remote access and in-library use resources that ODL provides its patrons. We have also included a list of open access resources for you to explore. These can be accessed from anywhere.


Remote Access

Available with your ODL library card account.

  • AtoZdatabases:  ultimate search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background & criminal search
  • Britannica School Edition PreK-8: an interactive student encyclopedia with an atlas, biographies, videos, and more from expert sources
  • Britannica Spanish Reference Center: offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school and college students and Britannica Escolar for elementary and middle school students
  • EBSCO: 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.
  • HeinOnline: legal journals, law reviews, criminal justice reports and more
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences:  provides the latest information on the many disciplines represented in forensic sciences
  • Literature Criticism Online: research authors and their works, literary movements and genres
  • Mango:  deliciously simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages
  • Overdrive:  download eBooks and audio books using your ODL library card
  • Plains Anthropologist:  a focus on anthropological theory, method, and practice as it pertains to the Great Plains
  • Salem Health, Literature & Science: searchable catalog and online reference in the humanities, sciences, and contemporary social issues
  • Weiss & The Street Financial Ratings Series Online:  a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks


In Library Use

Available only at the ODL library.

  • ALLDATA Repair Library:  leading provider of original manufacturers’ repair information, automotive repair including hybrid vehicles
  • Hispanic Databook:  business, consumer health and education information that provide comprehensive, accurate and in-depth data quickly and easily
  • MyHeritage Library Edition: online genealogy platform, family trees, historical photographs, government, land and court records
  • The Oklahoman Newspaper Archives:  contains digital facsimiles of our 100+ years of rich newspaper history
  • Who’s Who: people from all fields of endeavor, past and present, and from around the world


Open Access

Anyone can access from anywhere.

  • Chronicles of Oklahoma: a full-text, searchable database with links to tables, figures, photographs, maps, and other material from the Historical Society’s journal
  • Cufts Journal Search: powerful publicly-accessible services used by libraries around the world including an updated knowledgebase of hundreds of fulltext resources
  • Digital Prairie: digital content spanning more than 100 years of Oklahoma government history
  • Electronic Publishing Center: 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.
  • Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture:   includes more than 2,400 entries exploring the rich history & culture of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Periodicals Index:  Chronicles of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Today, Outdoor Oklahoma, and Persimmon Hill issues for 2000 to the present are fully indexed
  • Oklahoma State Library Digital Collection: Angie Debo Collections, 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
  • Outdoor Oklahoma: hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, natural history, camping and much more
  • Proceedings of the Academy of Science:  represents a wealth of scholarly activity, unique to our state
  • SoonerSearch:  locate information from the websites of nearly 200 Oklahoma state government agencies, programs and portals
  • SWOSU Digital Repository:  public access the growing selection of historic books and documents dating back to 1651
  • Tribal Websites- History and Culture and Federal Websites for and about Native Americans: collections of Oklahoma and Federal resources direct researchers to useful site related to Native American culture and government.  Links provided by the U.S. Government Information Division of the ODL.
  • WorldCat Discovery:  catalog of books and other materials owned by OCLC member libraries across the nation and around the world