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Tips for searching UW Libraries Search for Books on American Indians:

  • For known items, enter authors or titles in " "
  • Use descriptive words as search terms
  • Use keyword search phrases: examples, American Indians economic, American Indians politics, Native Americans civil rights
  • When reviewing item details, use the Similar Items section to identify related subjects
  • Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: politic* [finds political, politically, politics...]
  • To to find a book, under Format  (left navigation menu) choose Book
  • Click title link to display item details (library location; call number, availability, etc.)
  • Use Advanced Search for complex searches and limits
  • 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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How Do I Find a Book at UW Libraries?

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Ebooks at the UW

An ebook is an electronic version of a printed book. Some ebooks require you to set up a personal account in order to view them.

The following link provides access to ebook packages at the University of Washington.