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Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives


Core databases

Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America
A bibliographic database covering all aspects of Indigenous culture, history, and life in North America. 

iPortal: Indigenous Studies Portal
A database of full-text electronic resources such as ebooks, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials including photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.

America: History and Life 
Includes books, dissertations, and articles from covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. 
Example search terms: Inuit, Indigenous peoples, Anishinaabe, names of specific nations

North American Indian Thought and Culture
Integrates autobiographies, biographies, Indigenous publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files.

Indigenous Histories and Cultures in North America
Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from early European colonization up to photographs and Indigenous newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

General, multidisciplinary databases

Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database which provides indexing (with abstracts) to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports.

Primary Source Databases