SA 388: Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples

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For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli

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Start Your Research Here -  This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Selected handbooks and encyclopedias

For an overview of a topic or to identify key authors, books, journal articles, debates or theories, start with the encyclopedias listed below.

Databases for journal articles

To find scholarly journal articles, search the databases for your discipline.

For more database suggestions see also: Top resources for First Nations
and: Top resources for Government of Canada - Federal

Find books

The Library Catalogue provides access to books, journal articles, videos, government documents and much more.  To limit the search results to "books", use the filter (left-hand column in search results) to "resource type" of "books."

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue, either the Basic or the Advanced search

Note: In the searches belowsearch results can been limited to "Resource type" of "Books" and selected "Subjects"

Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

TIP: Use "subject headings" found within the library record of relevant titles to find other useful book titles.

Selected books

Browse search

NOTE: SFU Library recognizes that the term “Indians,” used in subject headings such as “Indians of North America,” is harmful in its use outside of legal contexts. Although we currently maintain these headings to adhere to descriptive standards used by libraries worldwide, we and other Canadian libraries are working to replace them with ones that are accurate and respectful to Indigenous Peoples.

Choose: Browse tab, change "title" to "subject"

Some useful subject headings for this course: 

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