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Indigenous Research Guide: Find Books and E-Books

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As a King's student, you have access to thousands of e-books, which can be accessed 24/7 and don't require you to come into the library. This guide below provides information about the various databases. 

Below are sample searches in eBook Academic Collection. If you click on the links, the searches will open, and you can browse the collections.

Search Tip- Indigenous Studies

Due to the changing nature of language and terminology used to describe Indigenous people both across the country and throughout time, when searching it is beneficial use both old and new terminology, as well as general and specific words to find relevant material. Here are a few examples:

General terms: Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Native, First Peoples, Indian

Specific terms: Montagnais, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Ojibwe, Ojibway, Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Athapaska, Haisla, Sto:lo

For more terms, especially specific names read this entry in the Canadian Encyclopedia Indigenous Peoples in Canada or click here for more terms.


However, when you go to write the paper carefully consider the language and terms you use. 


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Children's Books

The First Mosquito by Caroll Simpson (Illustrator)  

Call Number: CURR E 78 B9 S593 F3 2015

Raven by Gerald McDermott (Illustrator); Dean Whitlock  

Call Number: CURR E 78 N77 M33 2001

Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl

Call Number: CURR E 99 U8 W998 B43 2005

Discovering Numbers: English, French, Cree

Call Number: CURR PM 988 A9435 2013

Discovering Words: English, French, Cree

Call Number: PM 988 A9438 2013

Mi'kmaw Waisisk: Mi'kmaw Animals 

Call Number: CURR PM 1791 S55 2018

No Time to Say Goodbye by Sylvia Olsen  

Call Number: CURR PS 8579 L728 N62 2001

Every Child Matters

Call Number: CURR E 96.5 W437 2023

Below are a Few books Written by or About Indigenous people

War Dances by Sherman Alexie  

Call Number: PS 3551 L675 W37 2009

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen  

Call Number: CURR PS 3563 I53 T683 2005

Three-day road : a novel by Joseph Boyden  

Call Number: PS 8553 O9358 T47 2005

Son of a trickster by Eden Robinson  

Call Number: PS 8585 O35143 S65 2017

The Round House by Louise Erdrich  

Call Number: PS 3555 R42 R68 2012

Pilgrimage by Diana Davidson  

Call Number: PS 8607 A792 P55 2013

The Pale Indian by Robert Arthur Alexie  

Call Number: PS 8551 L4739 P35 2005

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden  

Call Number: PS 8553 O9358 O74 2013

Moccasin Thunder by Lori Marie Carlson  

Call Number: PN 6071 A44 M63 2005

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline  

Call Number: PS 8607 I53 M37 2017

Kiss of the fur queen by Tomson Highway  

Call Number: PS 8565 I433 K57 2005

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead  

Call Number: PS 8645 H5498 J66 2018

Books about Education

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