Other catalogs for finding books:
SOME SEARCHING TRICKS
In the NMSU Library Catalog, some materials have unique kinds of call numbers. A call number search will provide a list of these materials. For example, all of our NEWSPAPERS have call numbers that begin: NEWSP. Our ARCHIVAL MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS begin: MS.
At the initial search screen, click on ADVANCED SEARCH. Then search for "newsp" in the call number field:
SUBJECT KEYWORDS for primary source materials
The following are some subject keywords that can be used in combination with other search terms to find primary source materials using the library catalog:
sources diaries personal narratives correspondence oral history interviews
Locations of books on New Mexico History
Books may be in various places in the library depending on the primary subject and how it is cataloged. In most cases, books on New Mexico History in the circulating collection will be on the 2nd floor in Zuhl Library in the call number areas: F791-F805. There are also a large number of materials on New Mexico History in Special Collections in Branson Library.
Note also, that a book may be primarily about another topic that relates to New Mexico history and thus located in a different area. Example, this book is cataloged with several different subject headings and the Call Number places the book in the area of the library for military science, rather than with New Mexico history:
To obtain materials (books, articles, etc.) that are not available at the NMSU Library, use the Request It service.
Use the service if
To access Request It directly from a database, look for the Request It button or a link to Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Otherwise, go directly to the Request It form: https://illiad.nmsu.edu/