This guide supports the research of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program and related disciplines. The main goal of the program is to encourage an active intellectual and community engagement with Indigenous people and cultures.
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Key Words: Native, Native American, American Indian, Indian, First Nations People, Alaskan Native, Indigenous.
In addition to using keywords, Boolean operators such as AND, OR, and NOT, can aid your search.
AND will return results with that contain both words entered in the search: such as Indigenous AND Canada
OR will return results with either search term used : Native OR Indian
This can be helpful when searching for synonyms or related terms.
Quotation marks will search for an exact term: "Indigenous Rights"
Parenthesis can help improve a search by allowing for multiple search filters: (Native American OR First Nations) AND Religion
Truncation can serve to widen a search with a wildcard symbol "*", any variation of the root will be gathered: Photo* will return Photograph, Photographer, Photography, Photosynthesis
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