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Welcome to the John Vaughan Library!
Hours (by location: NSU Tahlequah - John Vaughan Library, NSU Broken Arrow Library, NSU Muskogee Library)
Library of Congress (LC-call numbers on how materials are organized)
Ask a Librarian (research assistance and ways to contact NSU Librarians)
NSU Libraries Homepage Overview (Introduction to the library web site and commonly used features)
Evaluating Websites (YouTube video from Pollak Library, California State University - Fullerton)
Boolean Operators - (How to refine your searches)
Peer Review Journals (Finding scholarly or peer reviewed articles - YouTube video)
EBSCOhost (Searching in Multiple Library Databases)
EBSSOhost (Folders - saving searches and articles)
EBSCOhost (Finding information using EBSCOhost databases - Vendor tutorial)
Plagiarism: How to avoid it (YouTube video)
Use the Library Catalog to search for books by keyword, by title, by author, or by using the "Subject Headings" search. If searching for information about a person try using the subject search or advanced keyword search, for example the name "Benito Juarez" or "Porfirio Diaz." (NOTE: type the last name then the first name in search box.) Or a keyword search for the, "Battle of Puebla" or by the event "Cinco de Mayo."
Example title search: Cinco de Mayo: What is Everybody Celebrating?: The Story Behind Mexico's Battle of Puebla.
For information about the history or culture of a country, try a keyword search or subject search with terms such as "Latin America History" or "Latin America Civilization" or narrow the search terms to a particular country.
Example subject terms: (history)
Example Book Titles:
Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting (N6415.B3 B2613)
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (F 1406.E53)
Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture (F1210.E63)
The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History (F1410.O95)
The States of Mexico: A Reference Guide to History and Culture (F1228.9 S73)
The Literature of Spain and Latin America (PQ6033.L58)
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture and Daily Life (GN333.W67)
Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980 (N6502.4.A3)
A History of Latin American Art and Architecture from pre-Columbian Times to the Present (N6502.C3213)
Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910-1990 (N6502.C735)
Latin American Writers (PQ7081.A1 L37)
Search the database, EBSCOhost eBook Collection for eBooks. In the search box, use keywords/phrases such as
"history Latin America"
"hispanic culture" or "hispanic literature"
Try searching by or about a person, or event such as "Benito Juarez" or "Cinco de Mayo"
Book Titles not available at NSU Libraries:
If you are searching for a book in addition to those owned by NSU Libraries, search the database WorldCat (First Search) or WorldCat (OCLC). For books NOT owned by NSU Libraries, you will need to set up your user profile or ILLiad account through the Library's InterLibrary Loan (ILL) to have titles sent to one of the NSU Libraries (Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, or Muskogee). See the ILL/FAQ page for additional information about our ILL as well as the Document Delivery service.
Library of Congress Classification Call number ranges organize library items such as in main, reference, periodicals, and the curriculum materials collections. For example, when searching for library materials about Latin America-Spanish America history, look in the call number ranges for Latin America - Spanish America History (F1201-3799). See a few more examples for specific areas below:
Latin America (General)
Salvador (El Salvador)
Caribbean area (Caribbean Sea)
Ex: by country:
Articles and Databases:
From the NSU Libraries' home page underneath the Research section located on the left side of the page click on the link "Articles and Databases." This displays a listing of databases from general to those listed by subject field or discipline. Or try the Database A-Z, which lists them in alphabetical order. If uncertain about which database to use, begin by choosing a general database like Academic Search Premier or Ask a Librarian for assistance. Review some of the Library Tutorials listed above for searching tips. For additional assistance after
selecting a database, review the database Help screens for suggestions in using the database
effectively. To locate only full-text articles, look for the full-text limiter and check the box. For articles that are not available in full-text format in our print collections or online through our databases, use the InterLibrary Loan service.
Databases A-Z (NSU link to alphabetical listing of databases)
Academic Search Premier (General)
Global Road Warrior (The Ultimate Guide to the World)
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
Humanities Full Text
Literature Resource Center (biographical, literature, and more)
MLA International Bibliography
OmniFile Full Text Mega (General)
Newspapers and Newswires (online access: NSU listing of newspapers and newswires)
Acceda Noticias (NewsBank)
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