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American Indian Resources and Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Specialized Encyclopedias

A library research guide created for Michelle Gonzales' English 105 (Puente Program) class.

Encyclopedias in Reference Collection

Use reference books for background information, broad overviews and summaries.

The reference collection includes general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias, biographies, directories, almanacs, atlases, etc.

Many also contain bibliographies for further research. 

*Research Tip: Use the book's table of contents (front of book) or index (back of book) to quickly locate your topic.

Reference books cannot be checked out from the library but may be photocopied.

*There are many specialized or subject encyclopedias on American Indians or Native AmericansThis is a list of a few recommeded ones.  More titles may be available. 

Use the LPC Library Catalog to find additional encyclopedias by conducting a keyword or subject search.

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