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Background Information

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.

Maps

Old Maps Online
An online portal to digitized historical maps. 

Databases

JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
America: History and Life with Full Text Restricted Resource
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

America's Historical Newspapers Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1690-1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
Print Location: 4th Floor East Wall
Print reference work that indexes dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals of the 19th century.

Historical Texts

Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.

Library Catalogs

Center for Research Libraries
Includes collections of primary source material. Many collections are digitized; other materials may be ordered through ILL and will typically arrive in about three days.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Newberry Library: D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History
A guide to the American Indian history collections of the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Biographical Information

Biographical Dictionary of American Indian History to 1900
Print Location: Burling Ref E89 .W35 2001


Native American Women : a Biographical Dictionary
Print Location: Burling Ref E98.W8 B38 2001


Data and Statistics

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present Restricted Resource Resource contains quantitative data
A fully searchable and downloadable electronic database of quantitative facts of American history, covering topics such as economics, education, government, international migration, law, natural resources, religion, sociology, and trade.
International Historical Statistics: The Americas, 1750-2000
Print Location: Burling Reference HA 175 .M55 2003

Images

AP Images (Associated Press) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.
Google Image Search
Search images available on the World Wide Web.

Reference Resources

Gale encyclopedia of Native American tribes
Print Location: Burling Ref E77 .G15 1998


American Indian History
Print Location: Burling Ref E77 .A496 2003

Encyclopedia of American Indian costume
Print Location: Burling Ref E98.C8 P37 1994

Primary Sources

American Indian Histories and Cultures Restricted Resource
Digital resource presenting insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact up to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century. Contains material from the Newberry Library's Edward E. Ayer Collection, including books, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, and newspapers. Highlights include rare documents such as treaties, speeches, diaries & travel journals, and historical maps.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) Restricted Resource
1473-1700. Contains digital facsimile page images of over 130,000 works printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America, as well as works in English printed elsewhere.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Restricted Resource
1701-1800. Digitized copies of 138,000 English-language titles and editions published primarily in the United Kingdom and the Americas. Includes books, broadsides, Bibles, tract books, sermons, and printed ephemera.

Web sites

American Memory
Provides information on, and access to, the digitized version of the Library of Congress' primary-source collections on American history and culture, including photographs, documents, sound recordings, and motion pictures.
National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice. (Museum web site)
We Shall Remain
From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes We Shall Remain, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian Style
This style guide contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2010
The style manual commonly used for History.
RefWorks
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
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Resource contains newspapers = Newspapers
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Subject Specialist
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Tips
Narrow your subject searches by geographic area or by the name of the Indian Nation (i.e. Fox Indians). To locate primary sources, use terms such as "sources" "diaries" "personal narratives" or "case studies" with your subject terms.