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A general library research guide for Native American & Indigenous Studies at UMass Amherst.
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Keep your research organized

Use a citation manager, such as RefWorks to keep track of your research.

Put all your references in RefWorks, create quick and easy bibliographies, build your knowledgebase.


If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the online guides and webinars or Ask a Librarian.

If you're looking for another citation management option to RefWorks, try Zotero.

Finding Books

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To find books at UMass, you have two options.

1. Start with the general search box on the library home page,  

  • This catalog gives you access to libraries and collections throughout North America and beyond! It starts with UMass but does not limit you to our catalog.

2. Or, use the Five Colleges Library Catalog.

  • This catalog lets you search in some very specifc ways, for example, by Library of Congress Subject Heading. Be as specific as possible in your searching. Start with a subject search (use keyword if subject yields no results). Search by author, title, subject, keyword, call number, journal title, etc. For materials on a specific subject, enter your term(s) into the Subject or Keyword search boxes. See below for some examples of relevant subject headings in Native American Indian Studies.

Article Databases

Try out these databases. Comment on them too!

  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Covers books, essays, journal articles, and government documents on native North American history and culture from pre-history to the present, 1800-present.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Full-text articles from the newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. Citations can be exported directly to RefWorks.
  • America: History and Life
    Citations and abstracts for journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews relating to United States and Canadian history. Citations can exported directly to RefWorks.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound
    Music from the Americas and elsewhere on the Folkways label. Includes many American Indian cultural groups.


Books recently acquired by libraries in the Five Colleges on Native American Indian Studies.



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