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Indigenous Education K-12

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Finding Science and Mathematics Material

Science and Mathematics Research Guide

Keyword Searching

There is a growing range of Aboriginal science and mathematics educational materials. Keyword searching in the library catalog is a good way to find these items. 


  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Health
  • Healing
  • Medicine
  • Environment

Using Truncation

Using truncation can help you find materials. When searching the UBC Library catalog adding a ? to the end of a search term will truncate the search. For example, using the search term "math?" will pull up results that include the words math, mathematics, mathematical, mathematician etc.

Examples: math?, environ?, scien?, or medic?

Helpful Tip
      Truncation on the UBC catalog is ?
      Truncation on databases and Summon is *

Browsing by Subject Headings

Most items in the UBC catalog contain subject headings. Clicking on these headings allow you to virtually browse materials of similar subject area.

Subject heading examples:

First Nations – Science – Study and teaching

First Nations – Ecology – Curricula

Indians of North America – Science Education

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