This guide is intended for UBC students, faculty, staff, and researchers who have been impacted by the recent changes in services due to global health concerns. Here you will find updates, information on getting your devices connected to UBC services, and tips and tricks for researching Indigenous topics remotely.
Our staff are working from home and are available through email at firstname.lastname@example.org to:
- answer research questions
- find online materials for papers & research topics
- find alternative materials to items only available in print
- cancel late fees from March 16 until the situation changes
As we progressively move to an online environment X̱wi7x̱wa is shifting away from print and physical materials. Many of the resources we highlight in this guide will be available online (journals, databases, etc.)
When searching a databases:
Combine keywords about your topic AND keywords relating to the concept of Indigenous identity. For example:
- "First Nations"
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: Aborig? retrieves Aboriginal, Aboriginals, Aborigine, etc
If you are having issues with accessing online resources through the UBC library, please fill out this form to receive help gaining access!