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Library Services


UND Libraries provide access to a vast collection of materials on American Indians, covering prehistory, history, law, medicine, education, sociology, federal government documents and many other areas. The resources you may need could be available at all three main campus libraries, Chester Fritz Library, Thormodsgard Law Library and the Health Sciences Library.   If you need assistance call or email me or the Reference Desk.

Using the right terms

Library book catalogs, article databases and free web databases all may use different terms to describe American Indians. It's always a good idea to check the thesaurus fof the database or catalog, if it has one. A major subject heading in the Library of Congress classification system is "Indians of North America." Other databases may use "American Indians" or "Native Americans. Canadian sources use Aboriginal or First Nations or native peoples.  Also search the tribe's name or geographic area.

InterLibrary Loan

If you can't find a specific book or a journal title in the Library's collection or available online you can order materials through InterLibrary Loan. Its a free service unless you don't pick up your ordered material then you will be charged $10.00. You fill in a web form and submit it, and we find it and get it here for you to use. If its a book you will need to return it to us if its an article we will send it to your email account.

Subject Guide

Sally Dockter
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