Native American Resources

published by Sue Doherty (POL)

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First Nations/ Native American Resources
This page has links to databases and other resources to help you with your project. 

Search here for even more databases.  
Multisource Databases

Contain a variety of types of sources. 
 Reference books, magazines, newspapers, images, and more in one place. 

Encylopedia Databases 

General reference sources.  
Broad background information on a wide variety of subjects.  
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Must be logged into Google to access.
Research Databases 
Image Resources 
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Find pictures, posters, and other images on the Library of Congress website.
DPLA has images, text, and more from many different sources.  Search for your topic and then click on the left for images only.  
Tips for Google Image Searches
Visit the web page the image is posted on to learn more about it.
Open up the preview image.  
Look for large, clear images with no watermarks. 
On the web page, look for captions that tell more about the photo, such as what is happening, where and when it's happening, and photo credits.  
Cite the image as an "image (born digital)" in NoodleTools or NoodleTools Express, or by following the format below:  Contributor(s)Title of Photo/ImageDateName of Website
          PublisherDate of PublicationURL.
Note: Contributor means the photographer, illustrator, or other artist. 

If you are not required to cite images, you should at least record the URL of the page it's posted on so you can find it later if you need to.  
1. When searching for Native American images on Google, many results will contain biased and stereotypical imagery.  
2. To find better images, think of keywords that will help you to find images that capture something specific about your topic.  For instance, you might search "Wampanoag" (tribe name) and "housing." 
3. If you find an image that seems promising,  open the link to the page the image is posted on.   Do the website, web page, and author seem reliable and trustworthy?  Do the authors provide captions and descriptions of the image?  
NoodleTools Express 
You can use your school NoodleTools account to create a works cited or resource list, or you can create quick citations without logging into your account by using NoodleTools Express.  
Note: To use your school NoodleTools account, log in with your school Google ID.
Note: You will have to copy/paste any citations created in NoodleTools Express right away since they won't be saved to your account. 
MLA Citations
Using NT Express to Create Book and Web Citations