When searching online and in databases, use quotation marks to search an exact phrase.
Use the search strings: site:.edu and site:.gov in your web searches to find reliable and scholarly resources. (Also consider site:.org)
For example, if you want only sites that include the phrase "Chickahominy Tribe" with a .edu address, your search should look like this:
"Chickahominy Tribe" site:.edu
These websites may include information related to your specific topics.
Begin your search here to get an overview of your topic. Think about search terms you can use in other databases as you read encyclopedia articles.
These databases will connect you with local history resources. Local history includes the study of communities in a geographical context with a focus on the cultural and social aspects of history.