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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
Background information from general and subject encyclopedias.
Viewpoint articles on current social issues and controversial topics.