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Anti-racism resources

A starting point for learning more about and finding resources on anti-racism in Canada.

How to access these readings

The readings are a selective but not exhaustive list of resources available in libraries in Canada and worldwide. Many of these are openly available online, others are available through institutional access.  Try searching for the specific item in Google Scholar @ RRU. If we do not carry the item in the RRU Library collection, please request the article through our interlibrary loan service

Google Scholar Search

Finding journal articles

Start by thinking about a particular aspect of this topic to focus on. For example, are you wanting academic resources on Black Lives Matter, books on anti-racism in general, decolonization of curriculum?

  • Identify the main concepts in your research topic and do some preliminary brainstorming to come up with a list of related keywords. Google can be useful in this regard because it suggests keywords related to your search query. Check out this list of keywords from Red River College Library to start brainstorming.

Next, connect your keywords in a way that tells the library's Discovery search tool or library databases exactly what to search and find. The search terms (keywords you use to search) are what determine the results you get.

Some starter search strategies on topics related to anti-racism and racism in Canada: 

  • (anti-racism OR racism) AND (Canada OR "British Columbia") 
  • (equity OR diversity OR "social justice" OR inclusion) AND (Canada OR "British Columbia") 
  • ("black lives matter" OR blm OR black people) AND (Canada OR "British Columbia") 
  • (indigenization OR decolonization) AND (teaching OR curriculum OR higher education)

Where to search

  • DiscoveryRRU Library's main search tool to find our collection of print books, ebooks, peer-reviewed articles, theses, dissertations, films, videos, media reports, and more. 
  • Google Scholar @ RRU: Broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, and find full-text articles to which we subscribe.