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ENGL 231: Introduction to Indigenous Literatures: Getting Started

Getting Started

Note: If you are doing your research from home, you can access licensed Library resources including ebooks, journals, indexes & databases, and other resources using EZproxy. All you need is a valid Campus-Wide Login (CWL) or UBC Library Card.

We will begin with a tour of the Library's home page. Here are some useful links:

·  Undergraduate Students
Find out about the Library branches, how to access electronic information from home, how to find course materials, how to read call numbers, where to get help, etc.

·  Getting Started with on Your Research
Covers how to formulate a research strategy for a topic,how to begin your research, how to evaluate your sources, and more.

New to writing essays about literature? The Library has many academic books to assist you. Some titles include:

How to write critical essays [electronic resource] : a guide for students of literature / David B. Pirie.

Writing essays about literature : a guide and style sheet / Kelley Griffith.

A short guide to writing about literature / Sylvan Barnet, William E. Cain.


Here are some useful links about terminology for finding information in this course:

·  Aboriginal Identity & Terminology by Dr. Linc Kesler, UBC Director and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs and Associate Professor, First Nations Studies Program and English.

·  Words First: An Evolving Terminology Relating to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada /Communications Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

- First Nations / Aboriginal Terminology


Subject Guide

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