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Native American and Indigenous Studies

Searching for Books and Films

Use the library catalog to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections, and other materials. Emory has a large catalog of films related to anthropology and indigenous studies. DVDs and streaming media are included in the catalog, but may be difficult to identify. Contact the Anthropology Librarian if you need help identifying films on your topic.

Beyond Emory

We try to provide everything you need for your research, but no library can do it all. If you find something that we don't have, we'll get it for you from another library using interlibrary loan, or contact me fo additional help.

Tozzer Library
One of the great anthropology collections is at Harvard University in the Tozzer Library. The library collects comprehensively in all four subfields of anthropology and covers a broad geographic range with special emphasis on indigenous peoples of the Americas. Tozzer Library is also renowned for their collections of primary sources and other rare materials (e.g. Maya language materials, Spanish Colonial documents, and field notes).

This catalog searches the collections of more than 9,000 member institutions, including most of the major libraries in North America, and many in Western Europe and Australia. If you can't find what you're looking for at Emory or in the Tozzer Library at Harvard, this is a great place to look.

Browsing for Books in the Library

Books on Native American and Indigenous Peoples can be found throughout the collection including the sections for music, art, literature, and health sciences, so be sure to check the catalog or ask a librarian if you can't find what you need. Also check the Law School Library for books on Native American Law.

Note on LC classification and subject headings: Remember that while the LC classification system organizes a diverse body of knowledge, it reflects the worldview of those who created it and therefore is biased in some ways. This is particularly important to keep in mind when looking for material related to Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ topics, and interdisciplinary topics. Kam (2007) provides a brief overview of some of the issues. View the complete Library of Congress Classification Outline here.

Try these call numbers in the Woodruff Library or click on the links to browse using the catalog for books on Native Americans.

  • E51 - E73  Pre-Columbian America
  • E75 - E99  Indians of North America
  • E81 - E83  Indian wars
  • E99  Indian tribes and cultures
  • F1218.5 - F1221  Antiquities. Indians