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UMass Amherst Libraries

Native American & Indigenous Studies

A general library research guide for Native American & Indigenous Studies at UMass Amherst.


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It will find the full text of your article online if it's available through the libraries. Or, it will search the library catalog for you to see if we have your article in print--or let you request it via Interlibrary Loan.


Databases for Native American Indian Studies

Academic Search Premier
Citations, abstracts and full text articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to social sciences, humanities, education, physical, and biological sciences.

America: History and Life
Citations and abstracts for journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews relating to United States and Canadian history.

Anthropology Plus
Citations to journal articles, books, and book chapters relating to archaeology, anthropology (biological and physical, social and cultural), and linguistics, published in most European languages.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Citations, abstracts, and cited references from scholarly journal articles in various disciplines.

Bibliography of Native North Americans
Citations to books, essays, journal articles, and government documents on all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life from pre-history to the present, with some coverage back to the sixteenth century.

Biography Resource Center
Brief biographies.

Dissertations and Theses
Citations and abstracts of doctoral dissertations and some masters theses completed at primarily American and Canadian colleges and universities since 1861. Includes full text of the first 24 pages of most recent (1997- ) dissertations and full text of recent UMass Amherst dissertations.

eHRAF Archaeology
Full text and indexing to books, journal articles, and dissertations describing both prehistoric life and archaeological sites.

eHRAF World Cultures
Full text and indexing to thousands of ethnographies originally published as articles, books and dissertations.

Citations and abstracts for education journal articles and reports.

Ethnic Newswatch
Full text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of Native American Indian and other ethnic communities in the United States. Publications include: News From Indian Country, Akwesasne Notes, Indian Country Today, Pequot Times, and The Seminole Tribune, among many more.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Indexes hundreds of scholarly journals. The full text of some articles is available, while only the citation and abstract are available for other articles.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodical Index)
Citations to articles from journals in English, Spanish, and other languages, relating to Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, and the United States-Mexico border region.

International Political Science Abstracts
Citations to articles from international political science periodicals.

Full text articles from core scholarly journals in the humanists, social sciences and sciences.

LexisNexis Congressional (via Social Law library)
Search Committee hearings, Congressional reports, legisative histores and more. Use the "Advanced Search" tab.

Linguistics Abstracts Online
Citations and abstracts for articles in the scholarly journals of linguistics.

MLA International Bibliography
Citations to journal articles, books, and dissertations in academic disciplines such as: language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.

*National Archeological Database
Citations to approximately 240,000 reports on archeological planning and investigation. Also includes a variety of maps.

Citations and abstracts for psychology journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations.

Social Science Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Citations, abstracts, and cited references from scholarly journal articles in various disciplines.

Sociological Abstracts
Citations and abstracts for articles, dissertations and conference papers from sociology and related (anthropology, education, medicine, social psychology) journals.

The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.