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American Indian Studies

What is a database?

  • A database is a virtual collection of information.                          
  • A database will search many journals at once with your search terms.  When you search in a journal's website you are only searching that journal. 
  • This collected information is usually scholarly articles, meaning it is written by experts and reviewed by a board of experts.
  • Each database offers a different set of collected information.   
  • Access to most databases is through subscription.  You will need to enter the database through the library's website. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to enter your ICC computer login and password.



ICC doesn't have it?

Consider requesting items not currently available at ICC through the following services:

Multi-Discipline Databases

Multi-discipline databases cover a wide variety of materials from different academic disciplines.  These library databases have information for just about every topic.  For a more in-depth database on your area of study see ICC's Electronic Resources Collection or ask a librarian. 

Search Tips

1. Use AND to combine terms

example: Native American AND culture

2. Use OR to search related

terms, OR means more

example: color OR colour

3. Use NOT to eliminate a term

example: bass NOT fish

Some terms to try:

Native American

American Indian

Specific Tribe names:

Sioux, Navajo, Cherokee, etc.