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ANT 139 - Native Americans of the Southeastern United States

Books, Videos & CDs:

Here are some examples of Reference Books in our library. You can also try Credo Reference, an online collection of reference books.
Search Our Library Catalog includes info on our books, a/v materials, and links to over 150,000 electronic books.
Other Library Catalogsto see what's available at UNC-A and other local libraries.
WorldCatsearches the collections of libraries all over the world and indexes books, audiovisuals, & archival and manuscript materials. WorldCat is also the place to request books that we do not own.

Articles & Databases:

Journals (in paper) in our library:

Journal of Cherokee Studies
North Carolina Archaeology (formerly Southern Indian Studies)
Southeastern Archaeology

All of these titles are indexed in the database, America: History and Life (linked below).

See Journal Finder for a complete list of available magazines and journals.

Electronic Resources:

You could try these interdisciplinary, full-text periodical databases which cover almost any subject area. There are over 20,000 full-text journal titles in these databases:
Academic Search Complete
OmniFile Full Text
Proquest Research Library

Other Relevant Sources:

America History & Lifea great index with abstracts (and some linked full text)-- covers pre-history to the present for the U.S. and Canada.
JSTOR--The Scholarly Journal Archivecontains complete backfiles of key journals covering archaeology, anthropology, and history, with some titles offering a hundred years or more of coverage--an incredible resource.
Humanities Full Text and Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 these sources provide indexing (and selected full-text) for important humanities-related content. Coverage includes archaeology and history. Humanities Full Text provides coverage from approximately the mid-1980s to the present.
Early American Imprints, 1639-1800a large collection of early full-text books and other documents.
Early Encounters in North Americaa large collection of primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans.
Ethnic NewsWatchfull-text resource that includes the Cherokee Advocate and others.

More Possibilities:

AGRICOLAfor all things agricultural. Good for topics in early agriculture, domestication of plants/animals, etc. Index only (no full text).
The New York Times Historicalthe leading national newspaper, with full coverage from 1851 to 2009.
Newspaper Source Pluscover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers.
North American Women's Letters & Diariesdiaries and letters spanning more than 300 years.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities.

Web Sites:

Take a look at our library's selected list of archaeology and anthropology web sites.
On the archaeology page, the link to "North Carolina Archaeology" provides full-image articles from the journal North Carolina Archaeology (formerly Southern Indian Studies) all the way back to 1949.

Some sites on our list of history web sites are good, too. In particular:

Documenting the American Southlook at the Subject Index under "Indians of North America -- Social Life and Customs" and "Indians of North America -- Biography."
Western North Carolina HeritageFrom UNCA, this site includes a section on Cherokee Indians under "Race and Ethnicity."
Native American Linksin particular, see "Southeastern Native American Documents, 1763-1842".

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