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Native American Studies

This guide will help you with locating and researching information in books, e-books, periodical articles, databases and websites pertaining to Native American material.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Librarians at 505-566-3256.

Search the Library Catalog - Books, eBooks, Articles, Videos, and more...

Search San Juan College Library

Libraries Worldwide is the default search setting. It is not necessary to change this setting. Search results will always display SJC Library holdings first. It is more important to filter/ narrow search results by Format (book, article, video, eBook, etc.).

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Search Google Scholar for additional academic/ scholarly articles.

Library of Congress Classification Locations of Native American Materials in SJC Library

  • E51-61 PreColumbian America
  • E71 North America (north of Mexico)
  • E73-74 Mound Builders.  Indians of North America
  • E75-E77 (Periodicals, Collections, Dictionaries, Directories, Guide to Tribes, Study and Teaching, Research, Historiography, General Works)
  • E78 (By state, province, or region, A-Z)
  • E81-87 (Indian Wars and captivities)
  • E89-90 (Biography)
  • E91-93 (Government relations)
  • E95 Treaties
  • E96-97 (Education)
  • E98 (By special topic, A-Z 

              e.g., E98.A7 = Art, E98.2 = Economic Conditions; E98.R3 = Religion, Mythology; E98.S7, Social life and customs; E98.W8, Women       

  • E99 (By tribe, A-Z)

             e.g., E99.C6 = Chippewa (Ojibway) Indians; E99.N3 = Navajo Indians; E99.A6 = Apache

Remember to note the location of materials e.g. SJC Library, SJC SW Lock Case, SJC West, Southwest Rm and Salmon Ruins.

Searching for Materials

Some suggested terms/phrases to search:

Native Americans

Indians of North America

Indigenous Peoples

Search by individual tribe, for example,  "Jicarilla Apache" or "Southern Ute." For individuals, use their names.


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Barbara Billey
San Juan College Library
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402