Reference Blog Entries

Computer Sciences

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Computer SciencesInterested in technology? With so much information out there, it can be hard to know where to start. To get a better understanding of general concepts and the development of modern technology, check out Computer Sciences, an encyclopedia that explains these ideas in plainer English than Wikipedia does.

To keep up with current trends in subscription publications in the computer world, take a look at Computer Source - you’ll be able to access magazine articles for free, from publications like PC Magazine, Linux World, and more! Computer Source also has articles from more advanced journals, like Bell Labs Technical Journal. Enjoy!

Learn Cherokee

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Nation to NationMango, the Cherokee Nation, and the Tulsa City-County Library have worked together to add Cherokee to our Mango Languages database. Cherokee is an endangered language, with only 12,000 speakers. Remember that Mango is also available as an app, if you’d like to learn on the go!

To learn more about the Cherokee, take a look at the Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. For more on the experiences of American Indians, check out the Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, which also includes information on Native American pop culture.

Finally, the reference department has a new print title, Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States & American Indian Nations, which explores efforts by American Indians to restore the promises made in the long history of broken treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations.