How to Search
Homepage Collections Searching
From the homepage, you can do a quick search under any of the collections' categories by entering your search term directly in the search bar under the image for that collection. This will take you to the collection you choose and pull results according to your search term. See the "Search All" at the top of the collections, enter a search term and search all ODL's digital collections at once. If you click on a collection image on the home page, it will take you to the collections page where you can browse all the entries under that collection or carry out an Advanced Search. In the menu at the top of the page, you can select the Collections tab, to go directly to the collection page or Browse All the items in all the collections.
EBSCO & Britannica Searching
EBSCO & Britannica can be accessed through your local library or school library. If you have an account already set up, you can search directly from Digital Prairie. If you do not have an account yet or would like to inquire how you can set up an account for your library or school, see How to Access.
To search Britannica or EBSCO from the homepage, click on their logo at the top and it will take you directly to the seach bars at the bottom of the page. Enter a term and you will be directeed to their search results accordingly. The EBSCO searchbar takes you to the EBSCOhost search results but if you click on "See all EBSCO search options" you will have numerous EBSCO search options to choose from including Explora, elementary & middle school search, Consumer Health and more. The Britannica search includes elementary and middle school results. If you click directly on the Britannica or EBSCO pictures, you will be redirected to their search homepage.
From the top drop down menu, click on EBSCO or Britannica School andSearch Now, to go directly to their search homepages. Or select, About which takes you to their info on the bottom of our homepage. You have the How to Access under the top menu as well.
When you are in the collections pages or search results pages, you will notice an "Advanced Search" tab at the top of the page. Here you can search by key word in the collection name, title, author, and date. Narrow down your search results by choosing whether your search terms should include all the words, any of the words, exact phrase or none of the words. Click to add another field to narrow your search by cross-referencing multiple terms. In addition, you can narrow your search to get results that fall within specified dates.
Once you search any of the collections, you will see tabs on the left side of the page that give you subjects, locations, agencies, etc. to view results within these categories.
Questions? See Contact Us.