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Aboriginal Languages: Books & Media

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Finding Books & Media

Try Keywords for indigenous communities and collective terminology, such as

  • "First Nations"
  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • "Indians of North America
  • Native

Add keywords for indigenous languages:

  • heritage languages
  • community languages
  • Aboriginal languages
  • under-described languages
  • Indigenous languages
  • endangered or threatened languages

Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
   Example: "first nations", "heritage language"
Use a question mark to truncate a term, i.e. search words with the same stem.
   Example: ling? searches linguistics, linguist, etc

Subject Headings

Browse Subject (begins with):

Browse Subject contains: for example: potlatch will retrieve the following subject headings:

  • Athapaskan potlatch
  • Coast Salish potlatch
  • First nations legends - potlatch
  • First nations potlatch - curricula

Subject contains search is powerful and more more focused than a general keyword search.

TIP:♥   UBC Library Catalogue truncation symbol is ?
              Databases & Summon  truncation symbol is  *

Finding Videos & DVDs

UBC Library Catalogue

Try a "topic keyword phrase"  AND video?
"first nations language?" AND video?
"cree language" AND video?

Summon search
Enter keyword(s)
   Example: "first nations" and women
Filter by Content Type
   Video Recording

Some key websites

Aboriginal Films and Filmmaking (Xwi7xwa Research Guide)
NFB Aboriginal Perspectives
NFB Aboriginal Peoples


Book ELN & UBC Media for your classes through UBC Media Bookings

Book Xwi7xwa Media:
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See: UBC Library Guide to Video for more information on ELN and Copyright

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