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Public History 4023/AMST 5033: Books

Library Accounts

To check out items at NSU Libraries, the Information Desk is located on the 1st floor, north entrance of the John Vaughan Library. Information Desk contact phone number is 918-444-3235.

Loan Periods for check out items:

  • Three Weeks - for items from the Main Collection, Y Collection, Government Publications, and Curriculum Materials
  • One Week - for Audio Visual items (CDs or DVDs)
  • Library Use only - Periodicals, Newspapers, Magazines, and Reference materials
  • Special Collections items are non-circulating and must be used in Special Collections
  • Reserve Collection - Varies (check with the Information Desk for specifics)

Number of items that can be checked out at one time:

  • Undergraduate Students: 15
  • Graduate Students: 50

Print Limits:

Students are provided a 100 page print limit in the library at the start of each semester. Any additional pages can be purchased at the Information Desk. For additional information about borrowing, renewals, returns, and services, check out the Circulation link below.

Library Books

Use the Library Discovery system at the link below to search for books by keyword, title, author, or by using the subject search option. 

Example search terms:

  • personal narratives and oklahoma
  • oral history and oklahoma
  • ​united states and oklahoma history
  • women oklahoma history
  • cherokee indians relocation
  • history native american
  • keetoowah indians
  • ​cherokee indians history
  • oklahoma history
  • indians of north america
  • native americans history
  • removal act
  • andrew jackson and indian removal act
  • indian slaves and united states history
  • slaveholders indian territory

For additional tips and information about book searching see the Book Searching tab in this guide.


For additional book titles not owned by NSU Libraries search the WorldCat databases. The WorldCat databases will locate items (books and more) from other libraries as well as items owned by the NSU Libraries.

Discovery Searching

Through the NSU Libraries Discovery system, use keyword terms or subject terms to search for items. Oklahoma history and Native American information library records and vertical files are predominately located in the Special Collections of the John Vaughan Library. Additional copies of books and related materials can be found in the library's Main Collection. For information about NSU history, the NSU Archives department provides archival materials.  

Library Discovery system search: NOTE: For items owned by NSU Libraries, use the "Books & Media" tab.

  • history native american
  • oklahoma documents
  • oklahoma interviews
  • oklahoma microform
  • historical museums oklahoma
  • Cherokee syllabary
  • Cherokee societies
  • ​Cherokee National Female Seminary
  • Indians of North America Oklahoma Tahlequah
  • five civilized tribes
  • indians of north america relocation
  • Keetoowah and religion
  • Keetoowah society
  • indians of north america government relations


Tip: When searching for information on topics in the database, EBSCOhost eBook Collection, use keywords or phrases. Be sure to enclose phrases inside quotation marks if you wish to keep the two terms together. The letters are not case sensitive.

  • cherokee indian history
  • five civilized tribes
  • ​​cherokee indians societies
  • cherokee indians - ethnic identity
  • secret societies - oklahoma history
  • oral history and united states
  • personal narratives and united states
  • personal narratives and native american
  • united states history
  • oklahoma history