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UO REU site guide: Increasing American Indian/Alaska Natives perspectives in field and experimental linguistics

Welcome to the research guide for the UO Linguistics REU Site Program!

The UO Linguistics REU site, funded by the National Science Foundation (award #2050429), is an 8-week, fully funded summer program designed for American Indian/Alaska Native students to experience a culturally responsive introduction to STEM and higher education more broadly. Because linguistics and language science interfaces with so many disciplines, it is an ideal gateway to STEM. The program is designed to incorporate students’ own experience into opportunities to conduct hands-on research in Linguistics that is meaningful both culturally and professionally

Set Up Your Library Account

Set up and Access your LibrarySearch Account

  1. First, log into your LibrarySearch Account at the link below. If you have any trouble, please contact our Access Services Department at or call (541) 346-3065 for assistance.
  1. OPTIONAL: You can choose to get a physical or digital copy under the "Request from other libraries" menu in LibrarySearch.

LibrarySearch menu: "Request from other libraries" options to get a physical copy or a digital chapter or article

If you have trouble with this site, please contact our Resource Sharing Department at or by calling 541-346-3055. You can review the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) policies on our website. Note: There is a $15 charge for each document we deliver via ILL to REU program participants. You may have the option to request resources through your local public library's ILL system for free.

Learn more about Finding Materials

Visit the "Step 3" page of this guide to learn about this important part of the research process. The subpages break down resources by format, so there are pages on articles, books, etc. For anything that is not here or for further help, please contact a librarian using the contact info on this guide or by identifying an appropriate subject librarian on our website.

Research is a Process (Infographic)

Research is an iterative process, meaning it's repetitive but you learn as you move forward and make changes. It's more cyclical than straightforward or linear. Use the guide navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.

The "Research is a Process" infographic: Follow the "long description" infographic link for a web accessible description.

Long description of "Research is a process" infographic for web accessibility

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing remix of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.

UO Libraries' Land Acknowledgement

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, and continue to make important contributions in their communities, at UO, and across the land we now refer to as Oregon.*

The UO Libraries has operations and repositories at various locations in Oregon, and wishes to acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya peoples of the Willamette Valley of Eugene; Chinook, Clackamas, Kalapuya, Kathlamet, Molalla, Multnomah, Tualatin, and other tribes and bands (Portland area); and the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw (Charleston area).

We express our respect for all federally recognized Tribal Nations of Oregon. This includes the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We also express our respect for all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.

Related Guides from UO Libraries

The guides below relate to Linguistics, Indigenous Peoples, and the areas of interest of the 2022 REU Site cohort of students.