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American Indian Studies: Books

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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, Native American women artists.
  • 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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How Do I Find A Book At UW?

FAQ Tutorial demonstrating how to find a book and other materials in UW Libraries. Walks through the process from searching to locating a book on the shelf. 


eBooks At 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.

How Do I Request Books Not Owned By UW?

Sometimes you may discover a book or other materials listed in UW Libraries Search that we do not own. Don’t fret, you may still be able to obtain it through Interlibrary loan (ILL).