Indigenous Studies research resources: Books & articles

"The eagle flies the highest in the sky, and in a Coast Salish legend people would seek guidance from the eagle to gain knowledge of faraway places. This representational eagle wing relief was created to bring the knowledge to students as they seek guidance in their studies." By Marissa Nahanee - Maykw Cha7em Squamish & Nisga’a Nations, Eagle Clan.

Books & journal articles

All of SFU's books and journals -- both online and print -- are listed in the Library Catalogue. The Library Catalogue search guide has tutorials and tips for using the Library Catalogue. 

TIP: Use the Indigenous terminology guide to find relevant terms for Indigenous research, names of groups, etc.


Journal articles databases

Start with the databases for Indigenous Studies and then to move on to "disciplinary" sources relevant to your topic.

Significant databases for this discipline:

Anthropology databases: Anthropology Plus, AnthroSource

For a general, multi-disciplinary database, consult Academic Search Premier (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: 

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.

Other resources