University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
The basic Library Catalog search is a keyword search--you simply type your search terms into the box, and the catalog retrieves all the items that have your search terms in their catalog records.
Searching by subject is another way to find materials that focus on your topic. Each item in the Library Catalog has one or more subject terms (headings) assigned to it, Once you have your subject terms, to search by subject in the Library Catalog, in the dropdown list under "Search for," select "Subject."
This heading structure can be used to find books about a specific language:
You can substitute any language for Chickasaw.
Limiting a Search by Language
You can also use the Library Catalog (aka Advanced Search) screen to find materials in a specific language. In the dropdown Language box, select the language of materials you want to find.
Finding Foreign Language Books in WorldCat
Nash Library has a limited selection of foreign language materials, but you can use WorldCat, a catalog shared by thousands of libraries around the world, to find foreign language books at other libraries and request them through interlibrary loan. In the Search Screen, enter your search terms and then select the language you want from the dropdown list. If you don't see the languag eyou want, click the show more languages link, and the list will expand. Once you find an item you want, click on its title and, under the Get This Item heading, click on the "Borrow this item from another Library" link. Fill out the form and submit it, and Nash Library will request the item from another library.
If you want to browse the library stacks, you can use these call numbers to find books on languages:
P Language and Literature
P Philology, Linguistics
PA Greek and Latin
PB Modern languages and Celtic
PC Romance languages
PD Germanic and Scandinavian languages
PF West Germanic languages
PG Slavic and Baltic languages and Albanian
PH Uralic languages and Basque
PJ Oriental languages
PK Indo-Iranian Languages
PL East Asia, Africa, and Oceania
PM Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
PM 101-2711 American Indian Languages
These books can be found on the third floor of the library stacks. Remember that given the interdisciplinary nature of liberal arts studies, you may find useful books with other call numbers too.
To find books from thousands of other libraries and request them through interlibrary loan, use WorldCat FirstSearch. You can search for books, journals, audiovisual materials, dissertations, and many other material types. When you find a resource you think would be useful in your research, you can fill out an interlibrary loan form, and Nash Library will request the book from another library.