Welcome to the John Vaughan Library
Purpose of the Library:
The library supports the curriculum at Northeastern State University. There are also recreational reading materials available.
Library hours are provided to accommodate the needs of students. Comfortable couches are provided for your convenience. Laptops and iPads are available at the Reserve Desk for in-library use, so that research can be conducted in a comfortable setting.
How the Library is Organized:
Maps are available to provide general information about the library. Most materials are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress Classification System. The John Vaughan Library Physical Overview CLIP tutorial provides introductory material to the library's collections and services.
The Y Collection is organized by using the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
E Easy reading or picture books
F Fiction (in alphabetical order by author's last name)
100 Philosophy & Psychology
300 Social Sciences
500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
600 Technology (Applied Sciences, including Medicine)
700 The Fine Arts
800 Literature & Rhetoric
900 Geography & History
B Organized by biographee's last name
How do I get assistance in the Library?
Reference assistance is available at the John Vaughan Library on the Tahlequah campus Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, provided by librarians and professional library staff. You may
call 918-444-3235 for assistance or refer to our list of resource coordination librarians to ask a librarian a question. The library is here to help you, so please do not hesitate to ask questions.
How do I find a book to read?
There are several locations in which fiction books are located. On the third floor, fiction books can be found in the Y Collection in the "F" section. This is a collection of books that has young
adult fiction. It is an easy area to browse. Fiction books are also located in the PZZ (mostly detective and mystery) sections of the third floor. Another area which contains fiction is the PS
section. However, this area contains nonfiction, also.
For assistance in selecting a book based on genre, try the English 0113 Author page. If you know the author of a book, search the Library Catalog by changing the search from title to author and typing the author's last name first. To find books in the Y Collection, do an advanced keyword search. Type in a keyword and then limit the search by location to John Vaughan, Y Collection. Another approach is to do a subject search on "Readers (Secondary)."
How do I find a magazine to read?
There are many popular magazines available to read in the Browsing section of the library located on the first floor, on the east and southeast walls. These titles are organized by subject. Some of the magazines contain short stories and poetry.
When searching for a magazine article on a particular subject, use a database such as Academic Search Premier or Masterfile Premier.
These indexes are available through the John Vaughan Library Home Page. Using your NSU user ID and password, these resources may be accessed from off-campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Something About The Author (SATA)
Something About The Author, an excellent resource containing biographical information about many authors of children's and young adult literature, is available in print in the JVL Reference Collection, and also online.
SophiaBeverley Threatt, MLS, MA
Instructor of Library Services
Languages and Literature and Communication, Art, & Theatre
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Last Updated: 08/06/2012