Books & journal articles
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:
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
- America: History and Life
- Indigenous Peoples: North America - Diaries, Images, Primary sources
- North American Indian Thought and Culture - biographical
- Native Health Databases
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".
- Human Relations Area Files: Archaeology
- Human Relations Area Files: World Cultures (formerly Collection of Ethnography)
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.
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