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Our Playbook on OSU History

Category: How-To

Using the Lantern and Alumni Magazine Archives

The Lantern and Alumni Magazine Archives have moved to Veridian!

To help you make the most of the new features (and find some of your old favorites) we’ve put together this blog to walk you through the new look. Click on any of the images to enlarge them.

Home page features:

From the home page, you can choose to search or browse the issues depending on what you are trying to find. The “advanced” button allows you to limit your search to dates or other specifications.

Search results page:

After you search a term, you are taken to a page that looks like the image below. From there you can click on articles or limit your search further. Remember, you can always click on the “Help” button for more detailed directions.

Selecting an article:

When you select the article you want to see, you’re brought to a page that looks like this. You can clip the articles for future use or navigate to other search results.


As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Enjoy exploring the new interface!

Using the Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank is OSU’s institutional repository. If you want to learn more about what an institutional repository is, you can read the KB’s FAQ page, but for the purposes of this tutorial, you only need to know that it’s a place the University Archives stores digital content because it keeps our files safe and accessible for users.

As with most databases, there are two main ways to find content in the Knowledge Bank: searching and browsing. Below you will find a brief discussion of how to do both.

You can click any of the images below to make them larger.



The Knowledge Bank is made up of communities, or different departments or organizations on campus that have contributed content. The University Archives community contains all of our Knowledge Bank content.





There is a search bar at the top of every KB page. If you want to run a basic search, use this.




There is also an Advanced Search function if you are looking for something more specific.



Makio Digital Archives

Happy Day of Digital Archives!

To celebrate, we’re publishing a blog post with tips for searching our newest digital resource, The Makio Digital Archives. Every issue published from 1880 to the present is available for you to search.

Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for the best user experience.

When you visit the link, you will see the following homepage (you can click on any of the images below to get a closer look):


Once you’ve clicked on the red link on the home page, you will see the main page of the archives with the basic search options:

 If you’d like more information about using Boolean search, click here.

This sample search will show you how to navigate within the search results:


And once you’ve selected a result to view more closely:


The basic search options above should be enough for most users. However, for the brave and more experienced, there are some interesting advanced features as well:


As always, please let us know if you have any questions, and have fun exlporing!