Subclass P Language and LiteratureP Philology and linguistics (general)
Print format books are available by searching the NSU online catalog (see the "NSU Libraries Home Page" link below).
Searches may be limited to just the Broken Arrow campus for convenience. Books available on the Tahlequah campus may be ordered for delivery to the Broken Arrow campus. It usually takes two to three days for materials to arrive via inter-campus mail.
Electronic books: EBSCO provides access to over 25,000 academic books to NSU students 24/7 (see the link below).
Materials unavailable at any NSU library may be obtained via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows NSU patrons to borrow materials from other libraries.
Articles are delivered electronically and typically arrive within two days of placing the request. Allow approximately two weeks for books and other physical materials to be received. Be aware that requests are usually filled quickly, but can sometimes take longer. Request ILL items early! Check out the below link to access your interlibrary loan account.
Many systems, like databases, library catalogs online, and Google, default to the "Keyword" search, which uses "natural language" or words. This term or set of terms can appear anywhere or any field in a record, such as title, author, subject, note, etc. The meaning of the words are not considered. For example, the terms "heavy metal" could pull results related to music or related to soil content. Here are some basic tips on how to use the Keyword search.
Tip: Used the Keyword search to combine an author and keywords in a title of his or her work. For example, for information about the poem, "Mending Wall", by Robert Frost, or the fiction novel, House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende, combine the author's last name and a keyword of the title of the work. Note: The names are not case sensitive.
Tip: Combine or group terms by enclosing them within quotation marks.
Grouping: Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Below are links to some targeted searches in the library online catalog on "criticism," "literature," "writing," and "research."
Here are the search results for books you will find in the Broken Arrow campus library on a variety of related topics.
Here are the search results for books you will find in the Tahlequah campus library on a variety of related topics.
Here are a few reference sources available for use in the library (no check-outs).
Here are the new English (language and literature) titles that have been added to the BA Collection recently.
The "Author" search locates all items written or co-authored by that author in the library's collections. From the Library home page (see the link below), click on the "Books & Media" tab at the top of the main library page and select "Author" from the drop down menu.
Tip: Enter the author's last name/family name in the search box followed by the author's first name/given name. Examples:
Tip: If the author's name is similar to another author's name, provide the middle name initial.
Tip: Some author's names and middle initials are the same. If the middle name is given use it, if not generally a quick review of the book titles will determine which author is correct.
Tip: When searching for Latin names using the Library Catalog at NSU Libraries, they can differ in the way they are searched. However, when searching through the database WorldCat (OCLC), it will search for words and will return results. Examples:
The "Subject" search uses a "controlled vocabulary" and focuses on subject terms or subject headings to define or to describe the information within the system. This type of search is targeted using specific terms or phrases that are highly relevant to the topic. It will locate all records on this subject and does not consider other fields, like the title or note fields as part of the search. This ensures the results are related and focused on the subject searched or the desired topic, which saves the user time.
Graphic Arts History
Graphic Arts Study and Teaching
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
Women air pilots--United States--History
For additional information and to locate the Library of Congress subject authority headings and more, see the Library of Congress Authorities link below.
Renaissance - Elizabethan - Poetry
Renaissance - Elizabethan - Drama
Renaissance - Jacobean
Renaissance - Jacobean - Poetry
Renaissance - Jacobean - Prose
Restoration - Drama
Restoration - Poetry
Restoration - Prose
Augustan Age - Prose
Augustan Age - Drama
Augustan Age - Poetry
Roots of Romanticism (Age of Johnson)