American Indian Studies: A Bibliographic Guide

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The increasing interest in American Indians-their histories, cultures, and contemporary concerns-and the enormous quantity of material published on the subject in recent years have precipitated the need for this research guide. Focusing on Native Americans in the United States, Canada, and Alaska, this work follows a teacher/librarian's approach to locating and using major sources for information and research. It covers directories, handbooks, encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographical sources, periodicals, ...

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Overview

The increasing interest in American Indians-their histories, cultures, and contemporary concerns-and the enormous quantity of material published on the subject in recent years have precipitated the need for this research guide. Focusing on Native Americans in the United States, Canada, and Alaska, this work follows a teacher/librarian's approach to locating and using major sources for information and research. It covers directories, handbooks, encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographical sources, periodicals, government publications, periodical indexes, and computer databases for research. Extensive coverage of electronic resources gives researchers many venues for rapid access to the literature in a variety of subject fields that pertain to American Indians. An important research tool for librarians, college students, and other researchers, this guide allows users to efficiently survey the literature and learn of the options available for locating information on specific topics in the field.

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Zom Zoms
This bibliographic guide is a treasury of information for the college student, researcher, or librarian. Focusing primarily on North America--with the Indians of Mexico and Central and South America covered only if they are included in the sources listed--this book describes almost 400 information sources published from the 1970s through 1993. White, whose expertise is evident throughout the book, is the bibliographer for American Indian studies at San Diego State University Chapters list guides to the literature, directories, bibliographies, encyclopedias, periodicals, biographical sources, government documents, and microforms. In most chapters, materials are listed in order of importance. The critical annotations tell how to use each source and its advantages and disadvantages. Electronic tools are noted when appropriate. Some unique features are the book's list of bibliographies arranged by tribe and its section on American Indian periodicals and newspapers; an appendix of LC subject headings related to this field adds more avenues for exploration. Author-title and subject indexes make access easy Recommended for the academic or public library where patrons are looking for keys to extensive research on the American Indian.
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A guide to using library sources on Native Americans for college students, librarians, and other researchers. Cites nearly 400 works in English published 1970-93; most deal with North America, but some include Hawaii, Mexico, and Central and South America. Among them are encyclopedias, dictionaries, surveys, periodical and newspaper indexes and abstracts, computer databases, biographies, dissertations, government sources, and microform collections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563082436
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/1995
  • Pages: 163
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILLIP M. WHITE is Reference Librarian, University Library, and Adjunct Faculty in the American Indian Studies Department, San Diego State University, California. In 1990 he became the first librarian to receive the San Diego University Alumni and Associates Outstanding Faculty Award.

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