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American Indian Resources and Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Journals, Magazines and Newspaper Articles

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

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Library Research Databases

To find articles published in journals, magazines, and newspapers or other periodicals, you will need to use the library's online databases. 

In the following databases, you are likely to find relevant information on topics related to Sherman Alexie and his works, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

Biographies (information about author, important people, etc.):

Biography in Context

Literature (literature information and analysis, author information):

Blooms Literary Reference Online

Literature Resource Center

Salem Literature Online

Ethnic News (Native American people, culture, news):

Ethnic NewsWatch

General Reference Information:

Academic Search Complete

*Additional databases can be found on the LPC Library website:

Databases Listed by Subject

Databases Listed- A to Z

Sample Search Terms

Sample Search Terms:

  • "Sherman Alexie"
  • "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

Ask a librarian if you need help developing your search terms.


Searching Tips:

*Use quotation marks around phrases

example: "Sherman Alexie"

*Use connecting (boolean) words such as "and", "or"

example: "Sherman Alexie" and "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

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