GUIDE TO RESOURCES FOR HIS 33
Reference resources are a good place to start research. They can help you find background information, choose topics, and understand concepts and terminology. To access online resources from off campus you will need to obtain passwords from the library with your current student i.d.
CREDO : an online database that provides online access to over 300 reference books including:
- Encyclopedia of North American Indians
- Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History
- Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
NETLIBRARY provides online access to over 10,000 books. To access these books from off campus you will need to create a username and password using a computer on-campus or you can email Josh Boatright at email@example.com and request that he create an account for you.
Some of the books on Native Americans and Mayans available via NetLibrary include:
- The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon
- Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements
- Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews
- Daughters of Mother Earth: The Wisdom of Native American Women
- Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook
- The Tutor’d Mind: Indian Missionary-writers in Antebellum America
- Reading the Voice: Native American Oral Poetry On the Page
- Dictionary of Native American Literature
- A to Z of American Indian Women
- American Indian Reference and Resource Books for Children and Young Adults
- The Massacre At Sand Creek: Narrative Voices
- Heart of Heaven, Heart of Earth, and Other Mayan Folktales
- Voices From Exile: Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History
- Chocolate Tree: a Mayan Folktale
- The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1850
For articles on Native American or Mayan subjects there are a number of EBSCO databases that may be useful for your research:
ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER provides full-text access to more than 4,600 interdisciplinary journals.
NEWSPAPER SOURCE provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
ETNIC NEWSWATCH: Covers current issues and events discussed from the viewpoints and perspectives of various ethnic groups and races. Includes full text access to magazines, newspapers, and research journals not in other databases.
Magill On Literature Plus (Ebsco): includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.
Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco): designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
ARTSTOR is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. To access ARTstor from off campus you will need to create a username and password using a computer on-campus or you can email Josh Boatright at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that he create an account for you.
To search the library’s holdings use the library catalog. If you wish to browse the collection, Browsing the stacks can help you evaluate a library’s collection in a given field of study. For public libraries using the Dewey Decimal System, books whose primary subject is business is found in the 650 call number range. The BCC Library along with most academic libraries in the united states use Library of Congress call numbers to arrange its collection. The Library of Congress call numbers beginning with E-F contain works relevant to History of the Americas. For a break down of the subjects that are covered in these call number ranges please use the following link: http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/classification/lcco/lcco_ef.doc
Sample Interent Resources
FAMSI The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies created to foster increased understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. Includes links to books, videos, photographs, etc.
- American Indian Studies : site “dedicated to the presentation of unique art works, photographs, video and sound recordings which accurately reflect the history, culture and richness of the Native American experience in North America and has been expanded to include Indian people of Central America and Mexico.”
- American Indian Tribal Directory : a listing of federally recognized tribes and locations in the United States.
- Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
- Native American Nations : information on individual Native tribes.
- Native American Resources : links to sites for business, careers, events, food and nutrition, gaming, pow-wows, and statistics.
- Native American Resources : includes tribal home pages, Native American organizations, Indian education and colleges, government resources and Native American art and culture.
- Indigenous Peoples’ Literature : includes artists and musicians as well as writers.
- National Congress of American Indians
- Native American Texts : The University of Virginia provides this digital archive of more than 150 texts by and about American Indians. The texts are organized by author, also searchable by keyword.
- Storyteller : Native American authors online.
If you have trouble finding the resources for your research, please don’t hesitate to come see a librarian in the library who is there to assist you in identifying and finding the resources you need or feel free to email Josh Boatright, email@example.com , if you wish assistance via email.
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