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Native American Studies Research Guide

The content of this guide was created by Joan Berman, Librarian Emerita

Articles and Databases

A simple combined search of two general, all-subject databases, Omnifile and Academic Search Premier, is a great place to begin searching for journal articles.

Then use the Finding Articles tab in the menu above to access your discipline databases, e.g., Anthrohub or Ethnic Newswatch to find articles about specific topics and links to fulltext of many of the articles.

Series and Serials

These are located in the main Book Collection or in the Documents section on the 3rd floor

  • American Ethnological Society, Monographs (E 51 A556)
  • Annual Reports, Commissioner of Indian Affairs (Docs Serial Set; some in Docs I20.5 (1871, 1921-1932); some are online at Native American Documents Project).  For publishing history see article by Bernholz and Carr
  • Anthropological Records (E 51 A58) Access full text via AnthroHub.
  • University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology (E 51 C15) Access full text via AnthroHub.
  • Reports of the University of California Archaeology Survey (F 863 C255) Access full text via AnthroHub.
  • Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility (E 51 C2) Access full text via AnthroHub.
  • Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers (GN 2 K76) Access full text via AnthroHub.
  • American Anthropological Association Memoirs (GN 2 A22)
  • U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (Docs SI 2.3; Index to authors and titles is #200, 1914, also online)
  • U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Report (Docs SI 2.1; Index to volumes 1- 48 is 48th Annual Report, 1930-31)

Native American Studies Periodicals and Journals

All of these are located in the Periodicals section on the second floor; links are to publisher web sites; use Journal and Newspaper Finder to access online full text

Look closely; these are located elsewhere!

  • Common Ground: Archaeology and Ethnography in the Public Interest (Docs I 29.59/5-2)
  • Indian Country Today (only online)
  • Native Americas (only online, 1994-2004 on Ethnic Newswatch)
  • Wicazo Sa (only online, v.15, 2000-to date on Project Muse and Omnifile)