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INFOhio's Core Collection provides state-funded resources free to all Ohio's K-12 students and teachers.

A username and password are required for home access; see your school library media specialist OR complete the username and password request form.

Funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

Help Resources for INFOhio's Discovery Portal

INFOhio's Discovery Portal is provided through the online catalogs INFOhio provides to more than 2,400 buildings participating in our library automation program. Discovery Portal is linked from both CAT and CAT Jr.

The Basics - Introductory Materials

Getting Started Guide - Elementary. September 2011. [MS Word OR PDF 4 pgs]

Getting Started Guide - Secondary. September 2011. [MS Word OR PDF 9 pgs]

Promotional materials

Bookmark Master. February 2011. [PDF 1 pg] Note: This document is password-protected. To receive a password, contact your Instructional Technology Center or e-mail

Spotlights. Timely tips to get the most out of the Discovery Portal, including specific, step-by-step strategies for Elementary School, Middle School and High School activities.

May 2011: Language Ares and English Language Learners (ELL)

April 2011: U.S. Civil War and Financial Literacy

March 2011: Data Analysis and Graphical Displays.

Inservice materials

INFOhio's Discovery Portal available to all CAT & CAT Jr. users. Overview of features, with screen shots and suggestions for evaluating the Portal.

INFOhio's Discovery Portal now includes the INFOhio eBook Collection. Overview of included collections, with additional information about content, access, and the development of the INFOhio eBook Collection.

INFOhio's Discovery Portal and Student Learning. Learn With INFOhio webinar, September 8, 2011, 3:30-4:15. Are you making good use of INFOhio�s Discovery Portal in your classroom and library for inquiry-based assignments? Join Stephanie Newsom, Jackson City Schools elementary librarian, Gayle Geitgey, Urbana City Schools Technical Support and INFOhio Integration Specialist, and Jean Banks, INFOhio Technical Support, to discover how they are promoting this amazing resource and how their teachers are using it.  Link to webinar recording and additional materials.

INFOhio Discovery Portal Tutorial. Designed for new users of the Discovery Portal students, classroom teachers, librarians or parents, September 14, 2011. [PPT 29 slides]

Using INFOhio Discovery Portal In K-5. Designed for classroom teachers and librarians offering ideas on how to use the Portal in K-5 classrooms.  Fourteen slides pulled from the Learn With INFOhio webinar INFOhio's Discovery Portal and Student Learning presented on September 8, 2011, September 14, 2011. [PPT 14 slides]

Search Box for the Discovery Portal.  There is now a search widget generator for the Discovery Portal.  Answer a few questions and viola - you have the HTML code that can be placed on your library web pages to automatically search the Discovery Portal.  Find the link to this tool on the DP Librarians' Guide Home page.

What others are saying...

Discovery Portal Group Discussion. Participate in this INFOhio Knowledge Building Community Group. To join the discussion, click on Join Group and follow the registration directions. 


INFOhio's Discovery Portal: Fantastic Site for Eager Young Minds! Case study by Stephanie Newsom, Elementary Librarian, Jackson City Schools, March 21, 2011.


Last Updated on October 19, 2012

By INFOhio Webmaster