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Take practice tests for obtaining a driving permit, a motorcycle license or a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Oklahoma, get access the official driver's manual for each license, and search an FAQ with answers to over 100 questions about an Oklahoma driver's license.

A collection of the stories, songs, letters, interviews, poems, sheet music, brochures, and much more that make up Oklahoma's rich folk tradition. Along with the transcribed documents, you will find a scanned image of the original document.

A collection of pictures and essays that illustrate the history of Central Oklahoma. You will find photographs, art works, primary source materials, and essays that tell the story of the people who have called Oklahoma home.

Provides full-text access to dozens of newspapers across Oklahoma.

Watch videos about Oklahoma's rich history as told by local historian Bob Burke and former governor George Nigh.
 

This database contains full-color, digital copies of The Oklahoman newspaper, including today's edition. Search the entire archives of The Oklahoman or search individual issues. You can browse the newspapers by date or search by keyword across articles, advertisements and photo captions.

Presents the points of view towards current social issues and provides essays, primary sources, statistics, and topic overviews to better inform you about the issues.

This database has a single interface you can use to search the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Oxford Biblical Studies Online contains the full text of six Bibles from a variety of denominations, the apocryphal texts from the Old and New Testaments, The Oxford Bible Commentary, articles from Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Oxford Companion to the Bible, images, maps, timelines, and more.

Offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms across five languages with expert guidance on style and usage, grammar and spelling. It also includes guides for those who specialize in legal or technical writing.

The OED provides the meaning, history and pronunciation of hundreds of thousands of words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. Discover how English words have changed over time with the historical dictionary and thesaurus and browse OED entries by subject, usage, region, and origin.

Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Islamic world and Islamic history. Oxford Islamic Studies Online contains two Oxford World's Classics versions of the Qur'an, Concordance of the Qur'an, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, images, maps, timelines, and more.

An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide that shows a paper's title, author(s), conference at which it was presented, journal(s) in which it appears, and a list of libraries that own a copy of the paper.

Provides a historically rich collection of full-text classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on poetic forms, movements, techniques and more; includes contemporary content from the finest publishers.

PressReader (formerly Same Day Global Newspapers) contains thousands of U.S. and international newspapers (including today's edition) and magazines in dozens of languages and in a full-color, full-page replica of the print format. You can read these titles online or install the app on your mobile device in order to download 5 titles per day (downloading titles is only available using the library's WiFi network). On the PressReader site, you can search across all newspapers or in an archive of the last 60 days.

A comprehensive identification, research and pricing tool for antiques and collectibles that searches tens of millions of actual prices paid for these goods. Price It! contains informative articles ranging from identification to history to tips on restoration and maintenance. It also contains a directory of thousands of collecting clubs around the world.

Designed specifically for elementary school students, Primary Search contains the full text of a variety of popular elementary school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

An index of worldwide conference proceedings that shows the conference name, where it was held, the presentations, and a list of libraries that own a copy of the proceedings.

Provides full-text coverage for hundreds of education journals and education reports of interest to professional educators. Titles include Education, Education Week, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, School Library Journal, and more.

An essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.

Contains directory information for millions of new, current and historical U.S. businesses and U.S. residents and it contains a listing of U.S. jobs and internships. Directory information on businesses includes the name of a business, its address, telephone number, headquarters, ticker symbol, credit rating, number of employees, estimated sales volume, and more. Business owners can use ReferenceUSA to conduct market research and create maps and charts of similar businesses in the area.

Provides full-text coverage of business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Content includes newspapers, radio and tv news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires.

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to disciplines of religion and philosophy. 

Created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property, Sanborn Maps provide information on more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Maps for Oklahoma cities go back to 1894. These maps includes details such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights and function of structures, location of windows and doors, street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.

Comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by Common Core, state, national, and national STEM standards. Science Online includes thousands of experiments and activities, articles, biographies, diagrams, timelines, videos and animations, a science dictionary, and more.

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