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Decolonization & Anti-Racism

In support of UBC's Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) this guide assists in finding and facilitating decolonial & anti-racist research. Here you will find key resources, search strategies, & additional open access information sources.

How to Use a Thesis

Theses and dissertations often provide unique research findings, analyses, and comprehensive bibliographies, in addition to modeling particular types of methodology.

Check the bibliographies and footnotes of theses and dissertations to gather resources for your own work.

Search Tips

Keyword Searches

Combine keywords about your topic AND keywords related to the concepts of Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies. For example:

"Indigenous methodology", "Indigenous knowledge", "traditional knowledge"

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: methodolog? retrieves methodology and methodologies

Looking for a specific author?

UBC cIRcle

"cIRcle is UBC's open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by the UBC community and its partners, including faculty, students, and staff. Its aim is to showcase and preserve UBC’s unique intellectual output by making content freely available to anyone, anywhere via the web. 

UBC is committed to developing a system for making UBC research accessible in open access repositories and cIRcle is part of this strategy. The Senates of UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan have both endorsed UBC’s Open Access Position Statement which encourages faculty to deposit their research in cIRcle. Additionally, some funding agencies have open access policies."

North American Theses

International Theses