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University One for Aboriginal Learners

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Discovery is the Library's one-search experience. Find articles, books, films, music and more!

Learn more about Discovery with these video tutorials:

Best Databases for First Nations/ Indigenous Research

Suggested Subject Searches

Search the library catalogue for books and audiovisual materials. Enter Subject Heading Native Peoples Canada or Indians of North America Canada for a  list of titles under these headings.  Subdivisions highlighting a special aspect of the subject (eg. Native Women Canada) are also worth noting. Please note that these Subject Headings are based on the Library of Congress Cataloging system and are in a process of change in Canadian Libraries.  Please contact the Indigenous Learners Librarian, Kim Minkus at kminkus@capilanou.ca if you have questions regarding subject headings.

What does peer-reviewed mean?

Peer-reviewed is the highest level of academic or scholarly publishing. The quality of the articles is maintained through a review process conducted by experts prior to publication. Not all academic journals are peer-reviewed, but all peer-reviewed journals are academic.

Articles submitted to a refereed or peer-reviewed journal are examined by one or more people with expertise in the field with which the article deals. This process gives the scholartic community assurance that the information in the article is credible and original. Some disciplines require peer-reviewed status more than others.

How can I tell if a journal is scholarly or not?