Search for books using the online catalog:
Subject alphabetical searches include the following:
Indians of North America -- North Carolina
[name of county] (N.C.) -- History
Restrict a search to the North Carolina Collections using the advanced search
Select North Carolina Collection in the "limit" box at the bottom of the screen.
Type in such subject keywords as Indians, Cherokee, Lumbee, or Tuscarora.
You may need to limit your search using other subject keywords: antiquities, history, or the name of the county.
Find additional sources using bibliographies:
Anthropological Bibliographies of North Carolina. NoCar Ref/Stacks Oversize Z1209.2 U52 N672
Jones, H.G. North Carolina History: An Annotated Bibliography. NoCar Ref F254 J66 1995
Starr, Glenn Ellen. The Lumbee Indians: An Annotated Bibiliography. NoCar Ref E99 C91S72 1994
Check the online catalog to see if Joyner Library has items listed in the bibliography; if not, then consider using interlibrary loan.
Search for periodical articles using the following journals and databases:
North Carolina Historical Review. (quarterly journal with printed indexes) NoCar F251 N892
Southern Indian Studies. NoCar E78 S55 S6 (NCC has issues for 1950-1977)
North Carolina Archaeology. (successor to Southern Indian Studies) NoCar E78 S55 S6
American: History and Life (indexes journals, including the North Carolina Historical Review, 1967-present)
North Carolina Periodicals Index (an index to over 40 magazines in the North Carolina Collection)
JSTOR (provides full-text access to many journals pertaining to history, anthropology, etc.)
Try keyword searches with Boolean connectors (example: Cherokee and North Carolina)
Search for newspaper articles:
North Carolina Collection Clipping File (newspaper articles in North Carolina newspapers)
Newspaper Source (full-text access to several major North Carolina newspapers)
Newsbank: North Carolina Newspapers (full-text access to several major North Carolina newspapers, 1995-)
News and Observer Index (available on microfilm and hard copy, 1926-1992: ask for assistance)
Try searching by name of tribe (e.g., Lumbee Indians).
Search for U.S. Government documents:
Ask in the Government Documents and Microforms Department for help with pre-1976 documents
GPO Monthly Catalog (provides access to documents published afther July 1976)
Use primary sources to add depth to information found in secondary sources:
Historical maps (the NCC's holdings are described in a subject guide)
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina. NoCar Ref F251 N6 1993
Papers of prominent government officials and business people:
• John Gray Blount NoCar F258 B5
• John Steele NoCar F258 S82
• William Tryon NoCar F257 T79 A4 1980
North Carolina Newspapers on Microfilm, 1751- (the NCC's holdings are listed in a guide)