Using Primary Search
A Database within EbscoHost
What is Primary Search?
While it is a great resource for our students, it is invaluable for teachers in their search for age and level appropriate informational texts. Some of the features include the ability to translate the articles, have the articles read aloud, and more.
1. From within the school district (using district credentials), click on the Digital Prairie link under Online Academic Resources. Once there, clicking on EbscoHost will allow you to choose Primary Search to begin looking for resources.
2. Outside of the district (using Metrolibrary credentials), navigate to the Metrolibrary.org homepage and click the tab marked Research. Click "P" to narrow the list of possible databases and choose Primary Search.
3. Use OSU credentials to sign in and access the database from the OSU Library. Navigate to the library homepage, click on Search & Find and choose databases. Click on "P" to narrow the list of choices and choose Primary Search.
The following video tutorials will walk you through the process of locating materials using the Primary Search database.
Click the button above for written instructions on using Primary Search to locate materials for your students.
Click the button above to fill out this form if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about using Primary Search. I would love to hear from you!