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Aboriginal Maps and Mapping

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Finding Materials in the UBC Catalogue

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue:

1) Keyword Searches

Combine keywords relating to to the concept of Aboriginal identity AND keywords related to maps and mapping. For example:

  • "First Nations"
  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • Indian
  • Native
  • Inuit
  • Map?
  • Atlas?
  • GIS
  • "Geographic Information System"
  • Cartograph?
  • "Traditional use study"

Helpful Hints for Keyword Searches

  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.
    Example: "First Nations"
  • Use a question mark to truncate a term to search for words with the same stem.
    Example: Map? retrieves Map, Maps, Mapping, etc.

2) Subject Headings

Subject headings are a tool designed to help researchers find similar materials. These are only some examples of the many subject headings that Xwi7xwa Library uses. Spend a few minutes exploring them when you find a book in the catalogue that supports your research.

Browse Catalogue > Subject begins with:

Browse Catalogue > Subject contains:

3) Call Numbers

Xwi7xwa Library uses a unique Classification Scheme. See call numbers beginning with AF for maps and atlases. Come by Xwi7xwa to browse the shelves or search AF on our online catalogue.

Finding Videos

Search Indigenous mapping on YouTube