Research Guide: K-12 Diversity (ED 250)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals


Search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Reference Collection.

Databases and Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. (from EBSCO )

1975 --current | Some full text | More info


America: History & Life

Comprehensive coverage of articles from journals, book reviews, and dissertations published worldwide on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.  From pre-history to the present. (from EBSCO )

1964--current | Abstracts & citations | More info


Discovering Collection

Use this comprehensive database to retrieve content based on national curriculum standards in areas of geography and culture, literature, history, biographies, and science and health.  Includes a multi-media gallery and primary documents. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

Full text | More info


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed. (from Gale's InfoTrac)

1980--current | Some full text | More info


Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines. (from Gale Cengage Learning)

Mostly full text | More Info



Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.

1800s--current | Full text


Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info


Choose from all Fitzgerald Library indexes and databases


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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


Research Help

Search tips (Boolean operators truncation/wildcards), citation examples, and more


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Reference Books of Note


American Indian Biographies. Edited by Carole Barret & Harvey Markovitch. Salem, 2005.

R970.00497 A51


Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains. Fowler, Loretta. Columbia University Press, 2003.

R978.00497 F78


Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World. Edited by Emory Dean Keoke & Kay Marie Porterfield. Facts on file, 2002.
R970.00497 K37


Encyclopedia of Native American Religions. Edited by Arlene Hirschfelder & Paulette Molin, Facts on File, 2000.

R299.7 H66


Handbook of North American Indians: Plains. Volumes 12 & 13. Edited by Raymond DeMallie. Smithsonian Institution, 2001.

R970.103 H23 | 2 vols.


Native American Boarding Schools. Stout, Mary. Greenwood, 2012.
R371.82997 S88



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Recommended Web sites


American Memory Project: Library of Congress
Housed at the Library of Congress, the American Memory Project offers online access to a wide variety of primary resources including audio files, photographs and text. In the Native American Collection see photos by Edward Curtis, famed photographer of American Indians.


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view


Minnesota Historical Society

A wealth of information on the history of Minnesota can be found here. Good for graphical representations of Minnesota Indian artwork.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Articles, memoirs, interviews, and essays on Wisconsin history and archaeology. Includes a photo gallery and dictionary. Some articles include lesson plans.



From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.

Bibliographic records


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