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Musqueam and UBC

Selected Resources

Search the UBC Catalogue

TIP: If you limit your search to Location: Xwi7xwa Library, you don't need to use keywords like "Indigenous" because our collection centers Indigenous scholarship and perspectives. You'll retrieve fewer results, which means you may exclude some relevant materials, but it also means you won't have to sift through pages of results that have little to do with Indigeneity.

Finding Materials in the UBC Catalogue

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

Keyword Searches

  • Musqueam
  • Coast Salish
  • Aboriginal Vancouver
  • Marpole Midden
  • Salish weaving
  • "Sparrow Case"

Helpful Hints for Keyword Searches

  • The UBC Library Catalogue normalizes (ignores) punctuation and has limited ability to handle special characters. Try removing special characters.
    Example: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ or hən’q’emin’əm becomes henqeminem.
  • 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: 
    Aborig? retrieves Aboriginal, Aboriginals, Aboriginality, etc.

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

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:

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

Browse Call Numbers

Xwi7xwa Library uses a unique Classification Scheme. See call numbers beginning with BJM for materials on Musqueam. Come by Xwi7xwa to browse the shelves or search BJM on our online catalogue.

See also XFC for hən̓q̓əmin̓əm language materials.

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Early Ethnographers

Musqueam has been the centre of many anthropological and archeological studies in the past century. The work of these researchers will likely contain more information on Musqueam.

Try searching:

  • Franz Boas
  • Charles Hill-Tout
  • Harlan Ingersoll Smith
  • Charles Edward Borden
  • Jesup North Pacific Expedition