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Native American Studies

Resources for Native American studies

Getting Started

Encyclopedias are a great place to start, because they give high quality summaries of information on a topic. Also try some of the General Journal Article Databases to do a quick, broad search.

The big search box on the libraries homepage will search through articles, books, films, and many other resources, which can also help you get started, or use the searchbox below.


Be aware that spelling or Indigenous ethnonyms may differ from one database to another. For example works on the Navajo may be indexed as "Navaho", "Navajo" or both ways. Hot tip: Consult "Tribal Names of the Americas" (Case Ref. E54.5 .C55 2009) to find out the variant names and spellings for each first nation.

Browse these call number ranges: E51-E103

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