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ENGWR 480 (online) - Professor Rodgers (Spring 2020): Getting Started

What Should I Do on This Page?

Watch each of the database videos below, and that practice applying what you learned as you explore each of the databases.  Use 1-3 keywords that are related to your topic (e.g. native american gaming) to see what kind of background information you can discover.

How to Use the Preliminary Research Databases - Videos

Databases for Preliminary & Contextual Research

The following databases are great resources to start with to gather some background information on your topic.  

TIP: The most effective way to use these particular databases is to begin with 1-3 keywords.  

Potential Search Terms Include: 

  • native american gaming
  • treaty rights
  • boarding schools
  • tribal law
  • native american housing
  • native american languages