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Native American Studies Research Guide

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

Finding Articles


Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL) (PM 151 S8) ser.2, v.1, 1989-to date.  See also ASAIL

Sun Tracks: An American Indian Literary Magazine (PS 501 S85) v.1-6, 1971-1980. (Later volumes cataloged separately)

American Indian Quarterly (E 75 A547) v.1, 1974-to date

Reference Collection

  • Handbook of North American Indians. 1978- (ref E 76.2 H36) Detailed volume list
  • Beam, Joan The Native American in Long Fiction (ref PS 374 I49 B43 1996 and 2003)
  • Langer, Howard J. American Indian Quotations (ref PN 6081.4 A43 1996)
  • Littlefield, Daniel F. A biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 (ref E 77 L577)
  • Rock, Roger O. The Native American in American Literature : a selectively annotated bibliography (ref PS 173 I6 R63)
  • Seale, D. & Slapin, B. A broken flute : the Native experience in books for children. (ref E77.4 .B76 2005)
  • Whitson, Kathy J. Native American Literatures: an encyclopedia of works, characters, authors, and themes (ref PS 153 I52 W47 1999)
  • Wiget, Andrew Dictionary of Native American Literature (ref PM 155 D53 1994)
  • Witalic, Janet Native North American Literature (ref PM 155 N385 1994)

Finding Books

Finding Books


Check the Library Catalog to find known authors and titles as well as to browse by subject.



Native American? Literature?
American Indian? Literature?

 (the "?" retrieves both singular and plural forms, Indian and Indians)


Subject Headings


American literature -- Indian authors
American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
Indian literature -- History and criticism
Indians in literature


Browsing the Collection


Call Numbers 


PS153 -173  American Literature - Special Subjects
PS700-3576 American Literature - Individual Authors


Map with Location of NAS Call Number Ranges

 Native American Literature Location Map