READ 4043-Content Literacy K - 8

General Information for Students
Oklahoma History Resources
Evaluating Websites


Many of the resources listed below may be accessed remotely 24/7 through the NSU Libraries website links listed below.

NSU John Vaughan Library Web Page:

NSU Broken Arrow Library:

If you need an item that NSU doesn't own, you can order it through our ILLiad system.



Search the NSU Libraries' Online Catalog:
(You can also get there from the NSU Libraries' home pages)

Search for E-Books using NetLibrary:

John Vaughan Library Special Collections:

Newspaper Database

NewsBank Newsfile:
(BA Library home page - Articles - Newspapers - NewsBank Newsfile)

Other Databases

America: History and Life:
(BA Library home page - Articles - History - America: History & Life)

Chronicles of Oklahoma:
(BA Library home page - Articles - History - Chronicles of OK)

Other Helpful Web Pages

Oklahoma Atlas Institute

Library Tutorials for HIST 2523 (Oklahoma History and Government):
(John Vaughan Library home page - Liberal Arts (under Search by College) - Social Sciences - History 2523)

U.S. History Resources:
(John Vaughan Library home page - Liberal Arts - Social Sciences - U.S. History Resources (Under the heading: Information Resources by Subject Area)

Oklahoma History Resources 

I. Online Resources  

1.) Travel 

2.) Oklahoma Folklife Center 

3.) Oklahoma Research Center Sample Oklahoma Photographs 

4.) Sanborn Historical Digital Online Maps of Oklahoma Communities (NSU restricted database) 

5.) Oklahoma History & Historical Sites from the State of Oklahoma 

6.) Historical Tour of the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Industry from the State of Oklahoma 

7.) Oklahoma History Links from the 

II. Sample Lesson Plans about Oklahoma

1.) Death Be Not Proud

2.) Say it with Dance: Rogers and Hammerstein’s “ Oklahoma”

3.) OK History Lesson Plans from the Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries

Evaluating Web sites

It's important to remember that publishing on the web is very easy - almost anyone can do it! The problem with that is knowing what's credible (worth your time) and what's not.

Ultimately the researcher must be the one to determine whether or not to use information found on a web site. The following information from the University of California at Berkeley provides some excellent guidelines for evaluating sites:

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Last Updated: October 25, 2011