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Indigenous Studies

A research guide for finding high-quality resources about Indigenous topics

Keyword Search Strategy

Combine keywords relating to the concept of Indigenous identity with OR to get results with at least one of these terms:

"first Nations" OR indigenous OR aboriginal OR native OR inuit OR metis

Combine keywords about your topic AND keywords relating to the concept of Indigenous identity. For example:

"first nations" OR indigenous OR aboriginal OR native OR inuit OR metis


education OR school


Search Filters

Health Sciences librarians at the University of Alberta Library have developed search filters intended for knowledge syntheses such as systematic reviews. This includes search filters for Indigenous Peoples by province or territory within Canada as well as the United States, Australasia, Europe, and Latin America. Search filters are designed for OVID Medline, EBSCO CINAHL, and EMBASE databases. They may also be useful for developing search terms for projects other than knowledge syntheses. 

Indigenous Studies Journals

Non-exhaustive list of peer-reviewed journals focused on Indigenous studies.

Developed based on the list curated by the Centre for Indigenous Studies (University of Toronto).

Databases for Indigenous Topics - Try These First

More Databases with Indigenous Content

Interlibrary Loan

If you need an article that's not available through McGill Library's collections, please submit an interlibrary loan request using the Interlibrary Loan Service.

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