Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue:
1) Combine a Keyword for the concept of "Indigenous" and another Keyword for the concept of Children's Literatre:
- "First Nations" or Aboriginal or Native or Indigenous or "Indians of North America" or Inuit
2) Subject Headings
Browse Subject (begins with):
- Indians of North America - childrens books - bibliography
- First Nations - childrens books
- First Nations - legends (this subject heading is used for children's books to describe legends about specific topics, such at "animals" or "raven" or "bear". For example: first nations - legends - bears
- Inuit - childrens books
- Métis - childrens books
- Indians of North America -- Juvenile Literature
- First Nations--Children's Literature
TIP: Subject headings are a tool that libraries use to help researchers find similar materials. Spend a few minutes exploring them when you find a book in the catalogue that supports your research.
You can use these search strategies to find books to begin your research. There are many ways to make your search more effective.
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Example: "first nations", "history and criticism"
Use a question mark to truncate a term to search words with the same stem.
Example: aborig? searches aboriginal, aboriginals, aboriginality, etc