Books & Journal Articles
Journal articles databases
- Start with the databases with the First Nations perspective and then to move on to "disciplinary" sources relevant to your topic.
- Significant databases for this discipline:
- For a general, multi-disciplinary database, consult Academic Search Complete (be sure to limit your search to "scholarly" articles by using the "refine search" button).
- Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF) - Covers the cultures of the world. Full-text data on world archaeological traditions. The database uses a classification scheme to organize topics, which works better than keywords in the databases. Tip: Start by checking the "HRAF Collection of Ethnography (Compete Collection) " - list of all cultures in the collection, both microfiche & online, as well as a list of "Forthcoming Cultures".
- For Canadian angle, be sure to search CBCA Complete, Canadian Research Index (govt. rpts.), Canadian Newsstream, Globe & Mail Canada's Heritage from 1844, Globe and Mail Newspaper (1991 to current), LawSource, or Other legal/crim databases list.
- Early Canadiana Online & Early Encounters in North America -- for primary sources
- Google Scholar -- access Google Scholar through the SFU library to access electronic books and journals licensed for you by SFU.
- Journal articles and databases -- use the pulldown menu for a discipline for a listing of relevant databases.
- Finding theses
- For Primary documents, check the guide to Primary sources
- How to Find Journal Articles. A guide to search journal indexes and databases to find articles on your topic
- Moving from Citation to Article. You've got the citation of an article -- now how do you find it in the Library, online, or at another library?
- What is a Scholarly Journal? Learn how to distinguish academic and popular journals