Database of the Week: Indigenous Heritage Month

November is Indigenous Heritage Month. In recognition of this celebration, here is a list of library resources that focus on Native American history, culture, news, and more: 

  • The Kenyon Library's Special Collections and ArchivesBigler Collection of Art and Archaeology contains materials related to Native Americans. Notable items in this collection include prints by George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, and Frederick Catherwood, donated by Eugene Bigler.
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource includes a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. This collection contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada from the sixteenth century to the present.
  • Native American Archives available for tracing heritage or learning about Native American history, this database includes original records totaling over 1.5 million images and including the following collections: Indian Census Rolls, Dawes Packets, Dawes Enrollment Cards, Eastern Cherokee Applications, Guion Miller Roll, Native American Photos, Cherokee Indian Agency TN, and Ratified Indian Treaties.
  • Seek out a streaming documentary (or two) on Indigenous Studies from Docuseek2, which presents a wide array of documentary features and films covering a wide range of subjects.
  • Browse the lists of the genres and places to find music and more from around the world in Smithsonian Global Sounds, a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.
  • For more suggested resources, including books, newspapers, and websites, see the Native American Studies Resource Guide

Note: If you are off campus, you will need to login using your Kenyon username/password and DUO to access the library's online resources. For more information on off-campus access, please watch our video on Off-Campus Login and Linking to Full-Text, one of the Middle Path Minute videos in the library's tutorial series on YouTube.

To find these databases or any of the other 450+ databases available in the library's online collection, go to http://kenyon.libguides.com/az.php. All of our research databases are available in this alphabetized list. 

If you ever have any questions about using any of the library's databases or on how to find more library resources, don't hesitate to contact the library's Research & Reference Desk or email a librarian. The library staff is available to help you, whether you are on-campus or studying remotely. The Research & Reference Desk is available daily (hours vary) via chat, text (740-444-4031), and email (reference@kenyon.edu). You may also make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help. 

The Research & Reference Desk is not physically open this semester. All assistance is available online via chat, email, text, or by appointment.