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Tips for searching UW Libraries Search for Books on American Indians or Native Americans
- Login to your UWNetID to take full advantages of the services provided through your library account.
- To enter as one search term, enclose authors, titles, or keywords/topics in " ".
- Use descriptive words as search terms.
- Use keyword search phrases: examples, American Indians economic, American Indians politics, Native Americans civil rights.
- Find the Revise My Results Menu to limit or focus your search. This allows you to limit by availability, resource type (format), library, topic, among other limits. For example, perform a search for NisquallyTribe. On the Revise My Results menu find Author/Creator and click show more to display a list of author who have written on the Tribe.
- Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: politic* [finds politician, political, politically, politics...]
- To to find a eBook, under Resource Type (left navigation menu) choose eBook. You may need to click Show More.
- Click the title link to display item details (library location; call number, availability, etc.).
- Use Advanced Search for complex searches and limits.
- For example: Subject [ Civil Rights ] ; Keyword/Any Field [ Native-Americans ]
- Enter connectors (AND/OR) in uppercase letters.
- See more info on UW Libraries Search >>
Sample Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indian art North America
- Indians of North America - Fishing
- Indians of North America - Education
- Indians of North America - Washington - Education
- Tulalip Indians - Education
- Tulalip Indians - Social conditions
- United States - Civilization - Indian influences
Library of Congress Call Numbers
- Subject and Location Numbers
- E77 General works
- E78 By state, province or region, A-Z
- E98 By subject, A-Z
- E99 By Tribe, A-Z
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