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AIS 420 / AIS 502 American Indian Studies Research Methods

Labriola National American Indian Data Center Info

Labriola Center Hours Monday-Friday 9-5

Contact the Center at 480-965-6490 or

Or call Joyce Martin at 480-965-0298 or


Librarians Contact Information

Government Documents

Brad Vogus  602-543-5525

Fletcher Library, West campus

How to Cite Government Documents


Law Library, Indian Law

Law Library Reference Staff

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Noble Library


Map and GIS Services: 480-965-3582

Rene Tanner , Science Librarian


What Are Databases and Why Do I Need Them

Video Credit: Yavapai College Libraries

Recommended Research Databases - Journal and Newspaper articles

Advanced Research Databases

Primary Sources

Primary Sources in ASU Library

Primary Sources Online

Additional Libraries and Organizations

Find Books and Articles

Library One Search  

Ref Works - Saves Your Citations and Formats Your Bibliography

Objectives for session

At the end of this class session you will better understand the services provided by the Labriola Center and the ASU Library.

At the end of this class session you will know how to find primary sources within the ASU Library and online.

At the end of this class session you will know how to use advanced discovery tools for in-depth library research, and how to properly cite your sources.

Government Information Resources

  • ASU Library One Search - Use the "ASU Library Catalog" search for government publications that are located either in the Fletcher Library on the West campus, or the High Density Storage location. Documents can be requested to be sent to any location
  • ProQuest Congressional  - 1789-present. ProQuest Congressional provides access to federal legislative bills, statutes, committee hearings, committee reports, and voting history while also covering executive branch documents and executive orders. 
    • ProQuest Legislative Insight - 1789-2016 Documents the legislative history of laws enacted by the U.S. Congress with links to relevant documents including the enacted public laws and related bills; Congressional Record excerpts; and committee hearings, reports, and documents.
    • ProQuest Indian Claims Insight - Pre-1948: claims presented to Congress and/or brought before the Court of Claims; 1948-1978: Indian Claims Commission, including briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, oral transcripts; Post-1978: Claims brought before the US Court of Claims (through 1982) and US Court of Federal Claims (through 2006); documents related to post-2006 settlement of claims; legislative histories and congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, including congressional publications indexed by docket numbers; important Supreme Court decisions; and maps
  • US Census Bureau - Tribal Affairs office - general info from the Census Bureau on Tribal Areas.

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