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What's on this guide

The focus of this interdisciplinary guide is resources directly related to the indigenous peoples of North America. A number of disciplinary perspective are represented here, including History, Anthropology, and Sociology.

At times, you may want to consult a more discipline specific research tool, depending on your topic.  Please consult our list of other resources by subject, including: Anthropology, Education, Environment and Ecology, History, Folklore, Music, Political Science and Law, Sociology, and Visual Arts.

Quick resources for Native American Studies research

Search tips

To help you better identify potential sources, take some time to list out potential search terms or keywords.

  • Begin with common keywords like "Native American," Indigenous, "American Indian," or "First Peoples" 
  • Search by subject - "Indians of North America"
  • Search by tribal names or names of cultural groups 
  • Combine common keywords or tribal names with topic areas for specific research

As you search, refine your terms based on the subjects or keywords identified in the articles or books that you've found.  For additional information about finding and using subject terms, see the tutorials linked below. 

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Jen Kirk
Merril-Cazier Library, Lower Level, Room 012
(435) 797-8033