INFOhio’s ISearch, a discovery search interface, is a tool used by educators and students to search nearly all INFOhio’s resources in one search box. Find reliable and current information for school research projects. Use the tabs to find materials from your school library, encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and e-books at a variety of reading levels that support Ohio’s Learning Standards and rigorous academic research.
ISearch can be integrated into your classroom instruction and used in many ways for your curriculum needs. Use ISearch for:
Starting all types of research for students in grades 3-12.
Comparing the information from different types of sources.
Finding materials from your school library.
Finding articles from encyclopedias, magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers at a variety of reading levels along with reports, primary sources, e-books, and videos.
Finding peer-reviewed academic resources that are not freely available on the Internet.
A trio of ISearch video tutorials have been published, with the student audience in mind, to help understand how to use this tool efficiently and effectively:
For a basic overview and how to navigate within ISearch view: ISearch: Getting Started.
To find out how to view content in different formats, how to save an article, and how to share this content to Google Classroom or other learning management systems view: ISearch: Viewing, Saving, & Sharing.
To learn how to use keywords for searching, learn about the limiter types and how to narrow your results view: ISearch: Searching & Limiters.
Share these videos and others like it from our Screencasts and Videos library to support students in face to face, remote, or blended learning environments.
If you need further support with ISearch or any of the other INFOhio tools or resources contact us at support.infohio.org.
Sarah Mowery is a Professional Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. She has worked in education for 16 years as a school librarian and technology coach in elementary and middle school settings. While in these roles, she's been an integral part of the building leadership teams working as a curriculum connector and integrating web-based tools. She earned a BA in Sociology from Bowling Green State University and an MLS with a specialization in PK-12 schools from East Carolina University. Sarah was one of the original INFOhio ICoaches when the program first began in 2013 and has a passion for sharing how INFOhio resources can transform teaching and impact learning for students and educators across the state of Ohio.