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Native Studies

Ebooks in the Library

Search for ebooks with your keywords related to Native Studies (e.g. tribe or reservation name, historical event, political issue).

  • Go to the University Library homepage
  • Choose “Books & More”
  • Enter keywords and search
  • Limit by “Full Text Online” and “Books”

Most of our ebooks have multi-user access which means students can access the book simultaneously from different computers.

Media in the Library

Put DVDs and other media items on reserve, or use our “Video on Demand” service so students can watch online through your Cougar Courses. Complete the Media Faculty Request Form as soon as you know what films you’re using for your classes.

Need more multimedia clips? Try YouTube and TED Talks, or add “Creative Commons” to your Google searches to find results that are specifically labeled for re-use.

Free Textbooks

Search for Anthropology related keywords in the following resources:

Journal Articles

Articles from our Anthropology databases can be great for required or supplemental readings.

Just be sure to direct students to the article by the permalink (or static URL) rather than posting the PDF directly in your Cougar Course.

This will ensure two things 1) that we are complying with copyright and publisher restrictions, and 2) that our journal usage is counted (this allows us to justify maintaining our subscriptions.) Please ask Melanie if you are unsure of how to find the permalink.

Open Courseware

  • MIT Open Courseware
    MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses. Search for Native Studies related lecture videos, assignments, exams, and more.
  • Use the keyword search function to discover the variety of materials on Native Studies.
  • OER Commons
    Searchable by discipline and academic level. Try searching for “Native Studies” and related keywords for instructional materials, texts, images, videos, primary sources, and more.

And more…

  • American Memory
  • The World Images database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project and contains approximately 100,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. The images can be located using many search techniques on the left hand toolbar, from QuickSearch to Advanced and ADA Searches.


    Have a good idea for a free resource?  Tell us about it here! (Click submit or the green plus sign to expand the form).