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Selected indexes, websites, e-journals and news sources in American Indian Studies; in-depth resources
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Welcome!  This Guide will help you with research in American Indian Studies!  The Guide identifies some of the major research tools for finding articles, research materials, and information in libraries and on the web that are relevant to American Indian Studies, including some sources for Canadian and Latin American Indian materials as well.

Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance using any of the tools listed here or help finding the information you need!

Susan Vega García
Head of Instruction
Race & Ethnic Studies Subject Librarian
Associate Professor

Finding Articles

Use the indexes listed below to find articles on American Indian & Latin American Indian topics.

  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Start here! This index helps you find citations to journal articles, reports, documents and books pertaining to North American Indians. Areas of focus include anthropology, archaeology, history and cultures.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Full-text articles appearing in numerous U.S. racial and ethnic minority newspapers, consumer magazines, and some journals. The database focus is on African American, American Indian, Asian American, and U.S. Latino publications, though periodicals from many other minority groups are also included. Also includes a publisher's directory, circulation figures, advertising rates, and histories of individual newspapers. In English and Spanish. Coverage is from 1995 to the present, with retrospective indexing and full text for some publications dating back to 1985. Updated monthly.
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index
    HAPI Online is an international periodical index providing access to authoritative information and social sciences and humanities research on Latin America, focusing on fields such as anthropology, Latin American Indians and indigenous issues from all time periods, politics and government, foreign relations, business and industry, African diaspora issues, gender studies, history, art, literature, film, environmental issues, and social movements. Some coverage of US Latino journals is also included. HAPI Online contains bibliographic citations to articles, reviews, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more that 400 social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. Most articles are in Spanish, English, or Portuguese; coverage is 1970-present.

Selected Online Journals & News Sources

A few key research journals & newspapers:  

To find more, search Quick Search.  You can also use Journals A-Z to locate many more American Indian Studies online journals and magazines.

  • American Indian Quarterly
    One of the major research journals in American Indian studies. Current (2000-present) issues are available online via Project MUSE. Older issues (1974-present) are available in Parks Library under call number: E75 A547.
  • Cherokee Observer
    Online version of the newspaper, that bills itself as the "only independent Cherokee newspaper." Includes news articles (both current and archived issues), plus sections on language, and many community resources.
  • Ethnohistory
    Important research journal in the subject area of anthropology and history. Strong focus on American Indian cultures. Back issues (1954-99, plus links to current issues dating 2000-04) of this journal are available in J-Stor. Print copies of the journal are available in Parks Library under call number: E51 Et38. Some current issues are also available online via Project MUSE.
  • Indian Country Today
    Online version of "America's Largest Indian Newspaper," with headline news, news from the Nations, and regular features such as arts & entertainment and editorials. Archived back issues are included.
  • Studies in American Indian Literatures
    One of the major literary research journals in American Indian studies. Current (2004-present) issues are available online via Project MUSE. Older issues (1995-present) are available in Parks Library under call number: PM151 S78x.
  • Wicazo Sa Review
    Important research journal in American Indian studies, focusing on history, culture, and contemporary issues. Current issues are available online via Project MUSE. Older issues are available in Parks Library under call number: E96 W5.

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