On Indigenous tourism: sources & searchesPublished by Mark Bodnar
There's been growing interest in the topic of Indigenous tourism from students in many subject areas. We thought a post about research resources and search strategies might save everyone some time and effort, plus it's a chance for us to highlight some of our favourite databases and search tricks...
Find journal & news articles
Business Source Complete: Covers business journals, industry magazines, and industry & market reports, including tourism publications such as the International Journal Of Tourism Research and the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.
View/hide Business Source Complete sample searches
Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America: A mix of academic articles and news sources on all aspects of Indigenous North American culture, history, and life from the sixteenth century to the present.
View/hide Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America sample searches
CBCA Fulltext Business: A broad range of Canadian business publications, including industry & general business magazines as well as academic journals such as the Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (published by the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and The Canadian Journal of Native Studies.
View/hide a CBCA Business sample search
Canadian Newsstream: Full text access to major Canadian daily newspapers such as the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun as well as small-market newspapers and weeklies published in Canada.
View/hide Canadian Newsstream sample searches
View/hide a GeoBase sample search
Find books & ebooks
Search the SFU Library Catalogue to find books, government publications, films, and more. Here are just a few examples of the books available here at SFU to support your research:
Find more books, ebooks, and reports using these search tips and links:
Searching by title: Use the catalogue's Browse Search tab (top of screen) to find books by a specific author or title.
Searching by topic: Click on the "View/hide" option below for sample searches and more!
View/hide catalogue search tips and sample searches
Consult tourism handbooks
It might be useful to step back and take a broad view of related concepts such as community-based or cultural tourism. A good handbook can quickly provide the context you need.
View/hide a list of online tourism handbooks in our collection
Beyond the library
It's often useful to identify the stakeholders in any business situation, industry associations, supporting organizations, government agencies, etc., then check their sites for useful reports, directories, news, and more.
Associations & organizations
View/hide a list of tourism-focused organizations in BC and Canada
Other associations & organizations
View/hide examples of non-tourism associations & organizations whose reports may intersect with Indigenous Tourism
View/hide relevant Canadian (federal) government ministries & agencies
View/hide relevant BC government ministries & agencies
Open-ended web searching
Google Scholar : Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, and universities.
View/hide Google Scholar tips & sample searches
Google : Finally, a broad Google search that might unearth additional resources not covered by this long post!
- (aboriginal OR indigenous) (tourism OR ecotourism OR heritage tourism OR cultural tourism) (BC OR British Columbia)
Again, we've tried to keep this post focused largely on Indigenous tourism. For resources on Indigenous economic development, communities, and more, try our guide to Indigenous business resources or our Library guide for Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership.
Good luck with your research!