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Rethinking Pocahontas: An Introduction to Native American Studies

Fall 2012

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-240; Kiara M. Vigil (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

AnthroSource (1988 to present)
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.

Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

ebrary
Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers. (Alumni access)

Education Journals (ProQuest) (1988 to present)
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

ERIC (1966 to present)
Covers research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (1874 to present)
Provides indexing and abstracts for more that 425 international music periodicals, plus full text for around 140 journals.

JSTOR
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more 
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

ProQuest Search Platform
An aggregated search of all 21 ProQuest databases (which aren't included in Discover).

Reference

Chicago Manual of Style

Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

Encyclopedia of American Studies
Leading reference work for American Studies, with searchable articles and accompanying bibliographies, related websites, illustrations, and supplemental material.

Historical Statistics of the United States 
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series. See the overview essay on American Indians for links to relevant data tables.

Media

American Song
Nearly 7,000 albums of music from America's past, including civil rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, wars, and more.

ARTstor
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Smithsonian Global Sound
In partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.

Native American history in the Library of Congress American Memory digital collections

Primary Sources

American State Papers (1789-1838)
Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

ArchiveGrid
Primary-source collection descriptions from WorldCat records and archival finding aids.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.

Native American Records in the National Archives

Historical newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980) 
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers, Series I and II (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) 
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Chronicling America (1860-1922)
Search or browse hundreds of newspapers through the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program. Includes descriptions of papers, and images are downloadable. 

Current newspapers

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies) 
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies) 
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

Newsstand (ProQuest) 
Full text for over 1,300 local, regional and national newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, and more.

Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present) 
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.

Alternative Press Index (1969 to present) 
Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present) 
News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.

Web Resources

Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs 

Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present (and see the Newberry Library's American Indian and Indigenous Studies research guide for more resources and digital collections)

National Museum of the American Indian

National Congress of American Indians