Materials held by libraries around the world. You may borrow (interlibrary loan) materials through the Worldcat database. Interlibrary loan is free! But give yourself time for a book to come through the mail.
PLEASE NOTE: Many universities have started archiving dissertations locally rather than through this database. Try a Google search on the topic or author to see if you can locate the dissertation. Find most OU dissertations full text through summer 2013; after that date, find OU dissertations in SHAREOK.
Use databases like these to find journal articles (and sometimes books and more).
Database covering all subject areas. Includes all or part of several of the journals listed below: Western Historical Quarterly, Environmental History Review, Great Plains Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, American Indian Quarterly, California History, Montana, the Magazine of Western History, and Ethnohistory.
Dr. Brosnan selected these journals as particularly relevant to her American West class.
Some are online and some are only in paper.
Chronicles of Oklahoma
Journal published by the Oklahoma Historical Society. -1923-1962 available here
-1963-present only in paper, Bizzell Memorial Library, first floor, call number: F 691 .C55. Article titles and summaries listed here.
Do NOT use encyclopedias as your only source. DO use encyclopedias as a starting point for background information and sources for further reading.Some of these titles are online (click on title); others are only in print in Bizzell.
Online and in print, main floor, east, call number E 98 .R3 C755 2005 v.1-3.
"Topics covered include key ideas and issues, religious and political leaders, primary ceremonies, mythic figures, and related cultural subjects." (-publisher)
Make sure you are logged in to the library's website with your OU Net ID before accessing this source online.
Encyclopedia of American Environmental History
In print only, Bizzell Reference Collection, call number GE 150 .E53 2011.
Edited by Professor Brosnan, this work includes more than 750 articles covering every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.
Online. Includes more than 1,000 entries on "key individuals, polices, problems, processes, and theoretical concepts that sit astride what has traditionally been known as 'society' and the 'environment.'” (-introduction)
Online and in print, Bizzell Reference Collection, call number HB 1965 .E53 2006 v.1-2.
"Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration." (-publisher)
Online and in print, Bizzell, 3rd floor west, call number KF 8205 .E49 2009 v.1-2.
This "work examines the history and impact of U.S. relations with Native Americans." (-publisher)
Encyclopedia of Women in the American West
In print only, Bizzell, 2nd floor east, call number HQ 1438 .W45 E53 2003.
"...captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the mid-1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society." (-publisher)
New Encyclopedia of the American West
In print only, Bizzell Reference Collection, call number F 591 .N46 1998.
The encyclopedia consists of more than 2,400 entries "is a rich source of information about these many American West, real and imaginary, old and new, stretching from coast to coast and throughout the country’s history and culture." (-publisher)