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Indigenous Studies

Finding Indigenous Studies Books at UofC

Even though it seems out-of-date, the official subject heading for topics about Natives on this continent is "Indians of North America".   So try typing that into your search along with with other keywords to describe your topic. 

For example, to find information on how Europeans affected the health of Aboriginals in Canada, I might type in:
Indians of North America and disease and history   in the main search box

You can also type in the name of individual Native tribes or geographic areas to help focus your search.

Other possible subject headings to consider using in the catalogue or in databases include:

  • Aboriginal
  • Indigenous
  • Native
  • Native Peoples
  • Indian
  • First Nations
  • Métis
  • Inuit
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of South America
  • Eskimo

If you are searching for information on indigenous peoples from countries other than Canada, combine the country with the term such as aboriginal AND Australia.  


For more information and search tips see How to find information below.

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