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Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences: Aboriginal Pharmacy

This research guide lists selected information sources for Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Related Guides

For many more resources on aboriginal health, please see the related guide:

Key Resources

Cultural Competency

Aboriginal Healing

How to Search Article Databases

  1. First do a search for the population using subject headings and keywords. 
  2. Next search for a concept (such as diabetes).
  3. Finally combine using AND.  

Useful population keywords might include:

  • Aboriginal
  • Indigenous
  • "First Nation*"
  • Inuit* 
  • Metis 
  • "Native American*" 
  • "American Indian*"

Note that the asterisk at the end of a term will search for singular and plural word forms. You might combine your population keywords with geographic location terms, such as Canada or British Columbia. 

Many databases have subject headings you can use in your search to find more relevant results. For instance, there is a MeSH term in PubMed / Ovid Medline, "Indians, North American." Be aware that often the subject headings in databases use outdated terminology.