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ENGL 068 | 2019 Spring: Library Sources for Specific Topics

Resources to support research for ENGL 068 (M. Calvert)

Residential Schools: Find books, articles, videos, and more

Search for books on residential school topics through LibrarySearch:


Selected Library books, eBooks and video related to First Nations experience in residential and other schools (here...)

Residential Schools: Search Terms

Examples of subject terms to use to search for information on residential schools:

"native peoples" AND "residential schools"

indians AND "residential schools"       

metis AND "residential schools"

"residential schools" AND "british columbia"

"native schools"

"off-reservation boarding schools"

"indian day schools"

Note: 'indians' abbreviates a longer formal subject term: "Indians of North America"

What We Did in Class

Class Discussion - Keywords and Concepts for the Research Topics

For a broad First Nations search:

("first nations" OR aboriginal OR indigenous OR "indians of north america" OR "native peoples")

Consider related terms for a concept to expand your search:

smallpox; epidemics; diseases

"intergenerational trauma"; epigenetics; inherited trauma; historical trauma

Use quotes to search an exact name, concept, name:

"sixties scoop"

Related terms:

"child welfare"; adoption; stolen children; "stolen generation"

("native children" OR "indian children")