Although considerably redesigned, this section should nevertheless be familiar to long time users of
Origins as what used to be known as the “Bulletins” section of the site. Here users can gain complete
access to all Local Area Labor Force Studies, the cooperative research effort between CEMR, the Oklahoma
Department of Commerce and communities from across Oklahoma. These reports analyze the availability of
labor in local areas with particular focus given to identifying and profiling the underemployed.
An online version of the Oklahoma Business Bulletin, a quarterly economic journal of analysis and
research published by CEMR is also available as well as a selection of economic impact studies
conducted by the Center, Oklahoma 2000, the 2000 Oklahoma Economic Outlook and a selection of reports
published by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University.
This new feature allows the Origins user to search the entire site using a few words or phrases.
To conduct a search, simply type in a word or phrase in the search box located in the upper right hand
corner of each page as shown in Figure 1. Next, select the "go" button or press the “enter” key on your
keyboard and you will bring up a list of resource records that contain your search terms.
Figure 1. Search Option
Summary information from the search request is provided first at the top of the page listing both the
total number of pages and the total number of resources matching the search terms.
Figure 2 illustrates the specific information presented for each matching record. Listed first is the
hyperlink to the resource. Simply click on this link to bring up the resource. Next, the address or URL
of the resource is listed for reference followed by a brief description of the contents of the resource.
Finally, the date of the last resource is provided.
Figure 2. Search Results
This feature serves as an index of and direct access to, all ORIGINS databases, reports and economic
summaries. For new users, this feature provides a convenient means to become familiar with the overall
content of the site. For those who are already familiar with the site, the map provides an avenue of
rapid means of access to all sections of the site.