Indigenous Nations Studies: Books & eBooks

Search for books at the PSU Library

When you find a book that you need for your research, you can have it mailed to you using the Home Delivery form.

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Find Books Using Subjects

Find books on your topic by using a keyword search to find relevant subject headings. For example, search the keyword, Sustainability, in the PSU Library catalog. Under the details for the book entitled, Sustainability, the subject headings lead to other relevant books on this topic. The Subject links in the left-hand column provide pertinent results too.

find books using subjects

Subject Headings

*Subject headings are the terms libraries use to organize materials. Try using them as search terms in the catalog:

Geographical Area 
Indians of North America -- Oregon 
Indians of North America --West 
Indians of North America--Southern States 
Indians of South America -- Andes Region 
Indians of Mexico 

Tribe 
Algonquin Indians 
Navajo Indians 
Klamath Indians 
Northern Paiute Indians 
Chinook Indians 

Topic 
Canadian literature -- Native authors
Indian art 
Indian beadwork
Indians -- Cultural Assimilation 
Indians -- History 
Indians of North America -- Agriculture 
Indians of North America -- Food
Indians of North America -- Ethnobotany

Note: these are just a few examples. When you find a useful book, look under the Details tab in the catalog record for additional subject headings.

*Subject headings use "Indians" rather than "Native American."

Find Books and Ebooks in the Library Catalog Video

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eBooks

Narrow the search results to show available eBooks by selecting Resource Type, eBooks.

Once you find a relevant eBook, then select the title to go to the full record. 

Click on Online Access to navigate to the full text eBook. 

EBook online access link

Requesting Books from Summit

When you find an item in the catalog that has a Find & Request link, then the book or video is checked out or not in our collection.

  • First, sign in to the catalog for borrowing privileges at Summit;
  • You can request the book by clicking on Find & Request, then select Request from Summit (a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho);
  • It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit;
  • When your item is available for check out at the 1st floor Circulation Desk, you will be notified by PSU email.