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News from the Libraries – Resource Update

Canadian Studies Librarian Siôn Romaine helps a student navigate Bibliography of Native North Americans.

March 30, 2015

Two new resources are now available through the University Libraries. EBSCO’s Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is an online database covering all aspects of North America’s aboriginal culture, history and life. With some links to full-text, it includes broad coverage for aboriginal peoples across the continent, including Aleuts, Eskimos and Inuit peoples. Because it is an EBSCO database, it is cross-searchable with other EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Complete and Arctic and Antarctic Regions.

Gale’s Indigenous Peoples: North America is a small collection of digitized primary sources covering the cultural, social, and political history of North American native peoples from the 17th through 20th century. It includes materials from the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta. Access to Indigenous Peoples: North American was made possible through the generous support of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment.

Access both BNNA and Indigenous Peoples through the Libraries’ Arcticles & Research Databases link.

Romaine’s degree is from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia with a research focus in First Nations library services. Sion oversees the Libraries Subject Guide on Canada, provides a monthly notice of new Canadian Studies acquisitions, and serves as the Library representative on the Executive Council for the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium.