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Native American Studies Research Guide

Guide to resources at West Virginia University

COVID-19 in Indian Country

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) disproportionately impacts Native Americans and this guide is spotlighting sources about COVID and the intersection with health inequity with a collection of places to start on the COVID-19 in Indian Country page.

Welcome to the WVU Libraries Native American Studies Guide

This guide collects links to library and other online resources and provides guidance to support and information about a variety of types of materials and content. 

The Libraries work to support the West Virginia University Native American Studies Program (WVU NAS). The WVU NAS Program has an extensive collection of research materials and expertise, and is a strong supporter of the WVU Libraries. Native American Studies is an interdisciplinary field, and the WVU program includes experts and instructors from many disciplines conducting research, teaching, and service activities and offering programming for the local and wider community.

Should you have any suggestions or questions about this guide, please contact the Librarian liaison to the NAS Program, (contact information on the left column of this guide).

Library Sources

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Subject Headings are terms or phrases that best summarize the overall contents of a work and provide access to its most important topics.  For example, if you haven't already pinpointed your topic, the Library of Congress Subject Heading -  Indian of North America -  would lead you to some great initial sources. 

    Below are some additional examples of Subject Headings by subgroup and/ or theme. 

  • Subject Heading Examples: 

Pequot War, 1636-1638

United States. Indian Removal Act of 1830

American Indian Movement

Indian Activists -- United States

Indians of North America Anthropometry