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Native American History - 3723 (Trailblazers Project): Articles/Databases

General vs. Subject Databases

General databases are also considered multi-disciplinary databases, meaning they provide information for many subject areas. Examples of some general databases through NSU are ABI Inform, Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, MasterFile Premier, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, ProQuest, Salem Press Titles, or WorldCat. These databases provide a starting point for research, especially when working with a variety of topics.

Subject databases are designed to provide information for a particular subject area. For example, Communication & Mass Media Complete, MLA International Bibliography, Humanities Full Text, Literature Resource Center, Something About the Author, ERIC, or Education Full Text.

When searching for information, try using the general databases as well as those in your subject area. See the below link to the NSU Libraries Articles and Databases by Subject for a complete listing of databases, both general and by subject.

Search Help

For search tips on how to perform database searching and tips on how to search Google, look for the "Search Tips" page under the Articles/Databases tab.


For additional book titles not owned by NSU Libraries search the WorldCat databases. The WorldCat databases will locate items (books and more) from other libraries as well as items owned by the NSU Libraries.

Selected Databases

General Databases

Please note: for remote access to search subscription databases, you may be prompted to enter your NSU userID and password.

For a complete listing of the databases offered through the NSU Libraries organized by subject or listed alphabetically visit:

Journals and Articles

Listed below are some journal titles related to American Indian topics (culture, education, history, research). Search by title through the library's "E-Journals by Title" tab from the NSU Libraries main page (link below) to find the journals location or how to access it electronically.

  • American Indian Culture and Research Journal (peer-reviewed journal)
  • American Indian Quarterly (peer-reviewed journal)
  • American Indian Law Review (peer-reviewed articles since Spring 2007)
  • Journal of American Indian Education (peer-reviewed journal)
  • Journal of Intercultural Disciplines (peer-reviewed journal)
  • Native American an Indigenous Studies
  • Native Peoples Magazine
  • Studies in American Indian Literatures (scholarly journal)
  • Tribal College Journal
  • Wicazo Sa Review (peer-reviewed journal)