SA 887: Special Topics: Indigenous-Settler Relations

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies by email or Ask a librarian.


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Start with the "Women's Studies International" database and then move on to other databases. Limit your search to "academic", "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed." For articles not available in fulltext within the database, use the "Get@SFU" link to find it or to initiate an inter-library loan request.

  • ProQuest Sociology Collection - Searches multiple databases including: Applied Social Science Index, ProQuest Sociology Database, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts. For information of immigrants, racism, society, etc.
  • Social Sciences Full Text  Covers social science journals
  • Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America - for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents on all aspects of Indigenous culture, history, and life in North America. Topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Coverage is from the sixteenth century to the present.
  • America: History and Life - literature on all aspects of United States and Canadian history, culture, and current affairs 
  • Political Science Complete - scholarly articles related to labour, migration, unions, policies and remittances
  • CBCA Complete  Canadian scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and and magazines.
  • Canada Commons (formerly, Canadian Electronic Library from desLibris) - contains the full text of public policy documents from Canadian institutes, think-tanks and research groups.
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  • Canadian Newsstream  covers the major Canadian daily newspapers.
  • Canadian Research Index Includes all depository publications of research value issued by both the federal government and the ten provinces and three territories; hard to find non-depository publications issued by hundreds of Canadian government agencies and departments

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