19 June 2015 ~ Comments Off on New Digital Prairie Bookmarks and Events!

New Digital Prairie Bookmarks and Events!

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries just unveiled a new series of Digital Prairie bookmarks.  The new bookmarks feature Britannica School, EBSCOhost, and EBSCO’s Explora and are tailored to students and public library customers. They also include a blank username and password field, providing an easy way to share that information with your students and customers. The bookmarks […]

23 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Coming soon: New default landing page for Ebsco!

Coming soon: New default landing page for Ebsco!

  The Oklahoma Department of Libraries will soon be launching a new default Ebsco landing page for interested Digital Prairie libraries. For more information, come see us at the ODL booth at the Oklahoma Library Association’s Annual Conference at the Reed Center in Midwest City, April 30th through May 1st . Check back here soon […]

01 April 2015 ~ Comments Off on Troubleshooting Database Access

Troubleshooting Database Access

Have you set up access to the Digital Prairie databases in the past, but find that you can no longer log on? The most common cause is a change in your institution’s IP addresses. For example, this can be caused by changing servers. If your IP addresses have changed, contact both Ebsco and Britannica to let […]

05 March 2015 ~ Comments Off on Deadline extended for the Britannica School Scavenger Hunt

Deadline extended for the Britannica School Scavenger Hunt

Well, weather has done it to us again! Due to school closings in recent days, we are extending the deadline for submitting entries in the 3rd Annual Great Britannica Information Scavenger Hunt. If you have students participating, please know that entries are now due by Friday, March 13. We want as many young people participating […]

23 February 2015 ~ Comments Off on Introducing Ebsco’s new interface- Explora!

Introducing Ebsco’s new interface- Explora!

Some of you may have already heard the news about Explora, Ebsco’s new interface for schools and public libraries. Explora is available now and is simple to activate. If you already have access to Ebsco, activate your access to Explora by emailing support@ebsco.com. You can also call Ebsco support at 1-800-758-5995. If you haven’t set up your […]

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05 February 2015 ~ Comments Off on Register now for the 3rd Annual Britannica School Scavenger Hunt!

Register now for the 3rd Annual Britannica School Scavenger Hunt!

You asked for another Great Britannica Information Scavenger Hunt, so here it is! Register now to win prizes for your students and your school. Twenty students will win reference books from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and two lucky schools will also receive the 16 volume Britannica Student Encyclopedia. It’s our way of introducing K-8 students to the online Britannica School encyclopedia. […]

04 February 2015 ~ Comments Off on Make the most of Britannica School

Make the most of Britannica School

All libraries and schools in Oklahoma have FREE access to Britannica School for the elementary and middle school levels through Digital Prairie. Digital Prairie is a production of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and is funded with state and federal funds. Federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Make the […]

07 August 2014 ~ Comments Off on EBSCO ONLINE Trainings for 2014/2015

EBSCO ONLINE Trainings for 2014/2015

EBSCO Online Training Series for Oklahoma—2014-2015 10 Sessions  EBSCO training topics, dates, and times have been set for 2014/2015. All trainings are online and are scheduled to run approximately one hour. All sessions are open to all types of libraries. Reserve your spots now! All sessions listed are Central time lasting approximately 1 hour. All […]

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20 February 2014 ~ Comments Off on Recorded Ebsco Webinars- Updated 2015

Recorded Ebsco Webinars- Updated 2015

I get a lot of emails from librarians and media specialists who want to get better acquainted with the Digital Prairie Databases but they can’t take time away from the library. Sound familiar? Thankfully both Ebsco and Britannica offer online webinars. All these require are an internet connection, headphones, and time. Here is the Ebsco […]