The primary mission of the Library is to support the educational, research, and outreach objectives of the University by:
Its secondary mission is to provide the same services to residents of the Eastern Oklahoma region.
Library contact info:
John Vaughan Library (Tahlequah)
NSU Broken Arrow Library
While wikipedia can sometimes be a good starting point, it is not considered "scholarly." If you are you having trouble distinguishing between the peer-reviewed/scholarly journals from the trade publication or popular magazines, Below is a link to a document that will help explain the differences.
REVIEW VERSUS RESEARCH
It is also important to be able to distinguish between review articles and research articles. A review article’s primary purpose is not to present new research, but to summarize, analyze, discuss, and provide an overview of previously published work on a topic. A research article is designed to present new research, methods, and/or findings. Research articles often employ the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Research, and Discussion) format. Below are a few articles of interest on this topic.
Check out these databases if you are looking for scholarly articles.
Below are some databases that will be more relevant/useful for the "sciences." Be sure to "scroll" down through the box to see additional choices.
There is a lot of content in this box, be sure to scroll down for additional tips/techniques.
If you need a better understanding of Boolean logic and searching, here are a few resources to help: