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Key Subject headings for searching the catalog

Locating books through the online catalog

There are two ways to execute a subject search Colgate's Library catalog. The subject key word search can be the best place to begin your quest for books in Case Library. For a more specific type of subject searching use the Library of Congress terms listed below with an exact subject headings search.  Hot Tip: If you find a great book on your subject, check the bibliography for other books to read. If the book is not owned by Colgate we can borrow it for you. Click here.

Library of Congress subject headings

Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- [region]  for example "Indians of North America - Southwest"
Indians of North America --Education
Indians of North America -- Government relations 
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Historiography
Indians, Treatment of -- United States
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws,
Self-determination, National -- United States
Indians of North America -Land Tenure"
[First Nation]    for example: "Oneida Indians -Claims -History"
[First Nation] -- Antiquities.
[First Nation] -- Cultural Assimilation
[First Nation] -- Economic Conditions
[First Nation] -- Ethnic identity [First Nation] -- Government relations / or Government policy
[First Nation] -- History.
[First Nation] -- Missions
[First Nation] -- Politics and Government
[First Nation] -- Relocation
[First Nation] -- Removal
[First Nation] -- Social conditions
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Pre-Columbian 
Indians of North America -First contact with Europeans
Paleo Indians
Prehistoric Peoples -United States
Kennewick man
Indians -origin
Gambling on Indian reservations
Indian Reservations
Cultural property -- Repatriation
Uranium mines and mining -- United States
Indians of North America --public opinion
Sports team mascots
Stereotype (Psychology)
Indian Youth
Boarding Schools
Indians in popular culture -- North America
Indians in art
Indians in motion pictures.
Indians in the motion picture industry -- United States

Browse these call number ranges

E51 - E103 Case Reference and Case Main books on Native Americans

Locating articles in journals and newspapers

Databases for Native American Studies

Note: Be aware that spelling or indigenous ethnonyms may differ from one database to another. For example works on the Navajo may be indexed as "Navaho", "Navajo" or both ways. Searching on the keyword 'Dine' may also yield some articles on this people. Hot tip: Consult "Word Dance" (Case Ref. E76.2 .W36 1994) to find out the variant names and spellings for each nation.

To identify which electronic or print journals Colgate owns, check Journal Finder .

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