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In this guide, you will find resources for public policy research. Click the tabs to the left for more information.

If you need assistance, see contact information to the right for Laurie Scrivener, librarian for history and political science, Patrick Wright, librarian for social work, or Jeffrey Wilhite, librarian for government documents.

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Lean Library

Lean Library

What is Lean Library?

A browser extension for access and assistance. You will spend less time figuring out if you have access to information and more time researching! 

How Lean Library Works?

When you access an article on a journal’s website or through a Google Search, the Lean Library extension recognizes OU Libraries’ e-resources then provides you with a GET ACCESS button that will authenticate your OU credentials for full text access. 

How to get Lean Library? 

Open the download link and add the extension to your browser. Select University of Oklahoma from the dropdown menu and click on Save.




What is PowerNotes?

PowerNotes is a browser extension that allows you to annotate and highlight PDFs and webpages that are relevant to your research. With PowerNotes, you’ll be able to gather, organize, and keep track of your research all in one place!

How Does PowerNotes Work?

As you are researching online, when you have PowerNotes enabled, you are able to highlight pertinent quotes, save resources as links you can return to later, have a template outline to organize the data you are saving, as well as manage your progress as you do your research.

How to Add PowerNotes to Your Internet Browser?

The installation process is simple, go to and download the extension to your browser. You can also follow these instructions about creating an account.

More Information

Librarian for Political Science

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Laurie Scrivener
Contact: Website

Government Documents Librarian

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Jeffrey Wilhite
(405) 325-1831