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Merlin The shared catalog and circulation system of Northern Waters Library Service
WISCAT WISCAT is the statewide bibliographic database for Wisconsin.
WorldCat a worldwide catalog of library collections that includes more than 67 million bibliographic records with items in many different formats. Patrons can access this database at any library or at home with a user-friendly search page.
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Search the AIHEC Virtual Library

Image: AIHEC Virtual Library logo Search the AIHEC Virtual Library - The AIHEC Virtual Library has information that supports the programs offered by AIHEC tribal colleges, in subject areas that range from the arts and humanities to the social sciences, with a special emphasis on Native studies. You may be able to find just what you are looking for without having to search the whole Internet.


Use these links to databases of online articles in magazines and journals. Some of these databases require a username & password. See the library front desk for access info. 
EbscoHost EBSCOHost offersa collection of specially designed, comprehensive full text databases, available online via EBSCOhost. Thanks to BadgerLink for the BadgerLink funded databases.
BadgerLink BadgerLink are accessible databases supported and funded through the Department of Public Instruction - Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning.  Its goal is to provide increased access to information for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's library community. Thanks to BadgerLink for the BadgerLink funded databases.
Ethnic Newswatch  Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.    
JSTOR JSTOR is a trusted archive of high-resolution, scanned images of important scholarly journals. JSTOR is not a current issues database. There is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. (You have to be using a computer at LCO College's main campus for access).
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with detailed Ojibwe language entries and voices, you will find beautiful cultural items, photographs, and excerpts from relevant historical documents. Whenever possible, we provide examples of documents in the Ojibwe language. The Ojibwe People's Dictionary has thousands of entries and audio, with more coming online each week. It is our goal to make The Ojibwe People's Dictionary a continually expanding resource for Ojibwe language and culture.
The Educator's Reference Desk ... a personalized Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and others throughout the United States and the world. Also the home of the ERIC database.
First Nations Periodical Index The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content.  This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.
Journal of American Indian Education The Journal of American Indian Education is a peer reviewed scholarly journal, which publishes papers specifically related to the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
BioOne An innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne’s titles are published by small societies and other not-for-profit organizational publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form. (You have to be using a computer at LCO College's main campus for access to the full text articles).


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Quotations - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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Reference, Literature, and Verse - 
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Search Genealogy Records

Genealogy - Ancestry.com
(Available only from the main campus or another member of Northern Waters Library Group)

Native American Resources

Native American Sites 
Comprehensive site with web links addressing individual nations, native organizations, tribal colleges, languages, the mascot issue, native media, powwows, music, arts, storytelling, Indians and the military, native businesses. Maintained by Lisa Mitten, former librarian at Univ of Pittsburgh. 
Edward Curtis' The North American Indian
Edward Sheriff Curtis published The North American Indian between 1907 and 1930 with the intent to record traditional Indian cultures. The work comprises twenty volumes of narrative text and photogravure images. Each volume is accompanied by a portfolio of large photogravure plates.

The entire work is presented here, supported largely by funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

American Mosaic - The American Indian Experience The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.
Native Web
NativeWeb is one of the oldest and most respected Internet sites for information about Indigenous Peoples around the world. Their  database contains thousands of resources in dozens of categories, searchable by nation, geographic locale and thematic content. NativeWeb provides an automated news digest, an announcement service, an events calendar, and a catalog of books and other media.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
An historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. Volumes I through VII are available on the web both as fully searchable digitized text and as page images. The contents may be accessed from the Table of Contents or Index of each volume or through keyword searching.

Search the Internet
If you didn't find what you were looking for in the virtual library or in the AIHEC Virtual Library, it's time to try the Internet.

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 Google - Mostly a search engine.  Accurate and very fast.


A virtual library just for kids to find info on the Internet