Native American Studies Collection

Using the Research Guides

The purpose of these guides on using Native American Information Resources is to help students and professionals find the useful, meaningful, important, and most objective sources available in the field. Materials addressing Native issues are selected for their honorable representation of the Native American point of view or for their utility, but important resources addressing historical aspects of Native America are often written or edited by U.S. government-sponsored agencies or non-Indians. Therefore, evaluating Native American sources requires special considerations.

Before beginning your explorations, please take a look at Evaluating American Indian Materials and Resources for the Classroom. This document is to help teachers, librarians, and curriculum directors evaluate classroom materials for stereotypes, inaccuracies, omissions, and biases about American Indians. Also take a look at the Evaluating Resources Library Guide, this will also help you determine which resources to start with in your research.

The Native American Studies online sources guide has a listing of sites and databases that are available online. Some of the online require a university/ library log-in for access. These library guides are constantly updated with new information, so be sure to check back in for updates!