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HIST 329: Home


Welcome to the library guide for HIST 329.  This guide is designed to highlight a few resources to begin your research on the indigenous peoples of North America. The UNC Libraries offers numerous resources including monographs, journals and electronic databases. 

Research Appointment

If you need any assistance on your research, such as formulating a research question or locating sources, please feel free to contact me.  

With the current situation, I am working from home.  Please send me an e-mail with your research needs.  If you need a face-to-face consultation, I am happy to set up a Zoom meeting.

Searching the Source

The Source is the place to start to identify books, microforms, journals and other resources held in the Libraries' collections.  

It will be the best place to start with locating secondary materials to provide you with the necessary background to formulate your research question.

Hint:  If you find a book that matches your research interest, be sure to look at the subject headings.  These subject headings may lead you to other useful materials.  

Primary Sources in the Catalog

There are a number of primary source collections available in the catalog.  Among other materials, they include diaries, letters, photographs, reports, maps, and interviews.  Try using the keywords Sources, Personal Narratives, Diaries, Correspondence, Documentaries, Interview(s), Letters OR Testimony to locate materials in the catalog.  

Secondary Sources in the Catalog

Secondary sources are going to provide you with the necessary background information to frame your research.  They will also lead you to other sources, including primary sources.  You will want to search the bibliographies of books you find to identify other sources of information you will want to explore.


Chicago Manual of Style is the standard tool for historians.  The following links should help you with citing almost anything you encounter in your research. If you need additional help, please contact me.

Chicago Manual of Style Online 


Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Owl is an excellent resource for citations using Chicago Manual of Style.  

History Librarian and Archivist

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Jay Trask
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