Articles on American Indian, Native American, or indigenous topics can be found in databases covering various disciplines. Those listed here are some of the major databases for conducting research on topics in ethnic studies.
Use databases to find citations (and sometimes full text) to articles and other materials. There are specialized databases for various subjects. Listed in the boxes below are some selected database starting points for finding articles on topics in Native Americans.
Note: some databases use different truncation symbols (* is most common; others include !, $,
The databases below provide access to articles, many in full-text.
Access for all on-campus; login required from off-campus. Accessible off-campus by UWNetID.
E-Journals are online full-text scholarly (academic, peer reviewed, refereed) publications to which the library subscribes.
If the full-text of an article is not available directly in a database such as America: History and Life, then click on the Check for Full Text UW button to find out if the UW has an electronic or print copy of the journal article you need. If there is no button, then check UW Libraries Search for the title of the journal to determine if the UW owns a copy.
A premier journal in Native American studies, American Indian Culture and Research Journal (AICRJ) publishes book reviews, literature, and original scholarly papers on a wide range of issues in the fields of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, health, literature, law, education, and the arts. It is published by the American Indian Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.