Anthropology 220: Introduction to Native American Studies
About the course: This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Native Studies. Course content includes the indigenous peoples and cultures of North, South and Central America as well as contemporary cultural expressions, representations, political issues, repatriation and active persistence throughout the ongoing colonization of their homelands.
About this guide: This research guide was prepared by the librarian for Native American Indian Studies, with particular focus on resources that will help students complete their research papers.
Sometimes you need to try different terminology in the same database or catalog, when searching for information on Native Americans. For example:
It is also a good idea to search by the specific tribe or nation as well: For example:
Also, use both indigenous as well as Europeanized terms, and use different spellings. For example:
Use RefWorks to manage your citations and create your bibliography.
After you've run a search, use the button to retrieve articles or to be taken directly to the Interlibrary Loan request page, so you can order the article, book or video if UMass does not have it available.
Try out these databases. Comment on them too!
To find books at UMass, you have two options.
1. Start with the general search box on the library home page, www.library.umass.edu.
2. Or, use the Five Colleges Library Catalog.