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Digital Prairie

Check out Research & Discovery for EBSCO resources! 

Digital Prairie provides open access to Oklahoma’s documents, images, publications and historical archives. It brings together Oklahoma’s own collection of unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of 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. 

In addition to the Department of Libraries' digital collections, you also have access to a collection of EBSCO information and reference resources including academic journals, grade school curriculum, science magazines and more. Department of Libraries presents access to EBSCO for learning and research in schools and libraries across the state. See complete list of our EBSCO offerings from A to Z. EBSCO resources can be accessed through your library or school. Thanks to Geo-location, Oklahomans anywhere in the state can directly access the resources through our Research & Discovery portal.

Digital Collections

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 Libraries (ODL)Digital Prairie was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 

Research and Learning Tools

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

Libraries and Schools across Oklahoma can utilize a unique login in order to track statistics and useage. You do not have to have a login in Oklahoma if you go through our Research+Discovery webpage.

If you would like to sign up for a unique login for your school or library, email or go to the EBSCO Sign-up Form.

If you are having issues accessing or logging in to your account, reach out to EBSCO Support.

Promote Digital Prairie and EBSCO resources with these printable bookmarks.

To add IP authentication URLs for EBSCO to your library's or school's website, email for complete list.

EBSCO Webinars

EBSCO Databases Overview

Learn how to get the most from your EBSCO resources. We’ll review the EBSCOhost and Explora interfaces, and topic-specific databases and Reference Centers covering health, education, literature, business, legal resources, hobbies and crafts, home improvement and more!

EBSCO Admin Overview

EBSCOadmin is the administrative tool to manage customization, profile creation, authentication, title lists, and statistics for most of your EBSCO resources. In this hour-long session, we will provide an overview of these functions. Topics include: customizing the user search experience, branding examples, authentication options and settings, and information about how to get additional details on any functions within this tool.

EBSCO Usage Reporting Fundamentals

Learn the essentials of how to access usage statistics and analytics in EBSCOadmin. Learn how to run the reports you need. We will review how to run standard usage reports and COUNTER reports, as well as how to gain insights from usage analytics and top search term reports. We’ll also share available support and documentation resources.

EBSCO Homework Help

We will use Explora and EBSCOhost to review online resources available for classroom use. Journals, magazines, newspapers, and primary source documents will be discovered on multiple topics. We will use reading-level limiters to narrow the results list. We’ll also demonstrate how the MyEBSCOhost folder can be used as a resource evaluation tool by students. Bring your questions and we will discover new ways to use these great resources!

EBSCO Searching Fundamentals

Keyword searching is a great way to start a search, but what about all those available search options? Limiters and expanders can refine the scope of a search in powerful ways. You can also use filters or facets to focus on what you need. We’ll discuss how these search features work to help users retrieve relevant results quickly.

Questions? Email

Digital Prairie was made possible in part by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Last Modified on Feb 22, 2023