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Indigenous research methods and studies

A starting point for finding resources within and outside RRU Library on Indigenous research methods, paradigms, and methodologies.

Indigenous authors and organizations

Finding Indigenous authors

It can be difficult to identify indigenous authors, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Search Google Scholar for a keyword or two on your topic, plus different ways to describe indigenous authors. For example:
    • education ("metis authors" OR "inuit authors" OR "First Nations authors" OR "Indigenous authors")
    • environment ("metis authors" OR "inuit authors" OR "First Nations authors" OR "Indigenous authors")
  • Try a similar search in Discovery (main search tool on the library homepage) and use the "Author" filter on the left side of your results to identify names for further exploration.
  • Search a library that has been able to do work to make searching for indigenous authors easier. UBC is a good example. Cross check names or book titles you find there against the RRU collection.
  • When you find a name that matches your topic area, search the name in Google to see if you can find a bibliography of all their work.

Indigenous organizations

Some Indigenous organizations publish their own research, some of which is openly available for the public. You can start a search for that here.