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Anthropology Research Guide Created by:

Debbie Rogenmoser
Reference Librarian

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Edited by:

H. Reza Peigahi
Instruction/Anthropology Librarian

(updated Feb 2009)

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General Reference Source

Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World: 15,000 years of Inventions and Innovations ref E 54.5 .K46 2002

Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (4 Vols)
ref E 77 .G15 1998

Handbook of North American Indians (16 Vols) ref E 76.2 .H36

Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples (2 Vols) ref E 77 .P89 1998

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Reference Sources by Topic

California Native Americans

Handbook of the Indians of California ref E 78 .C15 K76

Handbook of North American Indians Volume 8: California ref E 76.2 .H36 v.8

Indian names for plants and animals among California and other western North American tribes ref E 78 .C15 M475 1979

Languages, territories, and names of California Indian tribes ref E 78 .C15 H43


Continuum encyclopedia of native art: Worldview, symbolism, and culture in Africa, Oceania, and North America ref E 98 .A7 W49 2000

St. James guide to native North American artists ref E98 .A7 S8 1998


Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and film 3 North PN 1995.9 .I48 K56 1999

Hollywood's Indian: The portrayl of the Native American in film 3 North PN 1995.9 .I48 H66 1998


Encyclopedia of Native American healing ref E 98 .M4 L96 1996


The ABC-CLIO companion to the Native American Rights movement ref KF 8203.36 .G76 1996

Documents of American Indian diplomacy: Treaties, agreements, and conventions, 1775-1979 (2 Vols) 3 North KF 8202 1999

The encyclopedia of Native American legal tradition ref KF 8204 .E53 1998

Native Americans and the law: A dictionary ref KF 8203.6 S66 2000

Native Americans and the law: Contemporary and historical perspectives on American Indian rights, freedoms, and sovereignty (6 Vols) ref KF 8205 .A1 N3 1996

The rights of Indians and tribes: The authoritative ACLU guide to Indian and tribal rights ref KF 8210 .C5 P48 2002


Native American literatures: An encyclopedia of works, characters, authors, and themes ref PS 153 .I52 W47 1999

Native American writers of the United States (Dictionary of Literary Biography) ref PS 125 .D5 v.175


The encyclopedia of native music: More than a century of recordings from wax cylinder to the Internet ref ML 156.4 .I5 W75 2005

North American Indian music: A guide to published sources and selected recordings ref ML 128 .F75 K44 1997


American Indian religious traditions: An encyclopedia (3 Vols) ref E98 .R3 C755 2005

Encyclopedia of Native American shamanism: Sacred ceremonies of North America ref E98 .M4 L98 1998

The encyclopedia of Native American religions ref E98 .R3 H73 1991

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Selected Government Documents

2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO): American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms 2002

American Community Survey: American Indians and Alaska Natives 2004

The FBI files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee (microform) Microfilm 000388 and Microfilm 00388 Guide

We the people: American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States

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Atlases and Statistical Sources

Atlas of American Indian affairs 2 North Atlas and 2 North Quarto G 1201 .E1 P7 1990

Atlas of the North American Indian ref E 77 .W195 2000

Nations within nations: Historical statistics of American Indians ref E 77 .S924 1987

Statistical record of Native North Americans ref E 98 .P76 S73 1995


American Indian biographies ref E 89 .A46 1999

Distinguished Native American spiritual practitioners and healers ref E 89 .J7 2002

Native American women: A biographical dictionary ref E 98 .W8 B38 2001

Notable Native Americans ref E 89 .N67 1995

Who was who in Native American history: Indians and non-Indians from early contacts through 1900 ref E 89 .W35 1990

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American Indian studies: A bibliographic guide ref EZ 1209 .W52 1995

Ethnographic bibliography of North America (5 Vols) ref EZ 1209.2. .N67 M872 1975

Ethnographic bibiliograpy of North America: 4th edition supplement 1973-1987 (3 Vols) ref EZ 1209.2 .N67 M872 1975

Native Americans: An annotated bibliography ref EZ 1209.2 .N67 H68 1991

Native Americans: Current issues 2 South E 93 .N354 2002

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Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and Theses Full-Text
Finding CSUS Masters Theses and Projects

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Finding Books

Use EUREKA (The Online Catalog of Books) to find books by Keyword, Author, Title, or Library of Congress Subject Heading.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for Native American Studies include:

Indians of North America

Indians of North America California

Indians of North America Antiquities

Indians of North America Social Life and Customs

Library of Congress has subject terms for specific tribes or groups:

Miwok Indians

Chumash Indians

Library of Congress also has subject terms for topical issues:

Indian Women North America

Indians of North America Legal Status Laws Etc

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Indexes to the Periodical Literature

  • Printed Indexes

Abstracts in Anthropology (1970-2000) ref GN 1 .A15

Anthropological Literature (1989-1999) ref GNZ 5112 .A43

Sage Race Relations Abstracts
(1975-1991, 1994-current) HMZ 7164 .R12 S12

  • Electronic Indexes

Unless noted otherwise; electronic indexes are restricted to CSUS students, faculty, & staff. Instructions for off-campus access are available at Off-Campus Access to Library E-Resources

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Selected Journals

Listed below are some journal titles currently held at the University Library. Some journals are available in print and online. Others are only available in print.

American Indian Culture and Research Journal
Print Holdings 1974-1987, 1989-1994, 1995-2006 (Print cancelled in 2006)
Current Issues Online via Social Sciences Full-Text (abstract only 1994-1997, full-text 1998-)

American Indian Law Review
Print Holdings 1974-2000/01 (Print cancelled 2001)
Current Issues online via Lexis-Nexis (1997-)

American Indian Quarterly
Print Holdings 1974, 1984-1991, 1995-2005 (Print cancelled in 2005)
Current Issues online via Academic Search Premier (1990-)
Archival issues online via JSTOR (1974-2003)

Print Holdings 1954-1995 & Microfiche 1996-2007 (Cancelled in 2007)
Available online via Project Muse (1999-2004)
Archival issues online via JSTOR (1954-2004)

Indian Affairs
Print Holdings mid 60s (vol 75)-

Journal of American Indian Education

Print Holdings 1969-2004 (Cancelled in 2004)
Available online via Education Full-Tex (abstract only 1983-1995, full-text 1996-)

Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology
Print Holdings 1979-

News from Native California
Print Holdings 1987-

Wicazo Sa Review
Print Holdings 1989-2007 (Print cancelled in 2007)
Current issues online via Project Muse (2000-)
Archival issues online via JSTOR (1985-)

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Internet Sites

American Memory Project: Native American History or (Then browse and select the category of Native American History)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Homepage (U.S. Department of the Interior)

California Native American Heritage Commission

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet Your Intenet Resource

National Museum of the American Indian

Native American Documents Project

Native American Home Pages

Selected Resources on California Native Americans

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