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Indigenous Resources Guide

A guide highlighting works by and about Indigenous Peoples.

Finding Articles

Looking for Articles for Assignments or Personal Interest?

Use the Nipissing Search or Canadore Search on the Library Home pageThis search provides access to a range of databases housing academic journals or popular magazine articles and other resources. 

Find Databases on the Library Home page (under the Resources tab). This link to the Database LibGuide will allow you to search for databases by title or subject area.

Google Scholar will search library and open access collections worldwide. Access this tool through the Library's Database LibGuide to view full-text articles that is accessible to your affiliated institution.

Indigenous Academic Journals: A list of academic journals with Indigenous content is included on this page. Browsing subject-specific journals is a great way to get a sense of current trends and issues. If you are searching for articles on a specific topic it is probably more efficient to search in a database.

Databases & Portals: See below for a list of databases and research portals with Indigenous content. 

How to search:

Think about your search terms:

  • If you want just a few good results, use one or two terms
  • If you want to make your search wider, use more related terms.

Try, for example: "First Nation*" Or Aboriginal* Or Indigenous

Remember, the names or spelling of Indigenous nations or communities may vary, and names may change over time. The names communities use for themselves may be different from how they are referred to in English. If you must use a source with outdated or inappropriate terminology (i.e. book titles or content from historical documents) the recommendation is to ensure your reader clearly understands the context.

Recommended Subject-Specific Databases

Streaming Resources

The National Film Board also provides focused collections of films for visitors interested in specific topics.

Special Awareness Dates and Holidays Subject list in ON-Core.

To find recommended titles for this month, go to