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Indigenizing the Academy: Education

Weaving Knowledge Systems


“Nothing about us without us” 

Mi’kmaw scholar, Marie Battiste (CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin v. 63(6), June 2016)


Please take some time to view this short video by Dr. Susan Dion of York University:


UFV has set up its own specific site where they have collected a variety of resouces:

Indigenizing the Academy

Indigenizing the Academy

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There are a small number of databases which are not pre-indexed in the EBSCO's central index, including  Canadian Business and Current Affairs, Canadian Newsstand, and  CPI-Q.

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  1. By default, Find It searches all terms you have entered, without the need to use AND.  For example: children television violence will find items that contain all 3 terms.
  2. By default, Find It searches through the full text of documents (if available).  This may cause a large number of results, and not all are relevant to your subject.  Results are returned in a relevancy ranked order. You can change the ranking to date if you wish.
  3. To improve the relevancy of your search results, enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  For example:  "British Columbia" or "global warming".
  4. Include the apostrophe.  For example, use "handmaid's tale" rather than "handmaids tale"
  5. To find variant endings for a word, use the * asterisk (truncation symbol.)  For example:  delinquen* finds delinquent, delinquents, delinquency
  6. To find books, e-books. videos or other items in the UFV library, refine your search by selecting "Catalogue only".  You can also limit to "Print books" if you want something to hold!
  7. To find scholarly journal articles, refine your search by selecting "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)"
  8. You can refine a search by limiting to Language. However, be aware that many English language articles have not been tagged as English, so will be missing from your search results.
  9. Many items have direct links to retrieve the full text. For those that don't, use "Full Text Finder" to determine if UFV has the item in print or online.
  10. To add in more Canadian content, explore the "Continue Search" on the right side of the screen.

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Custom made UFV tutorials:

Finding Books and Videos in the UFV Library

Limiting Your Library Search to Ebooks and Streaming Videos

Finding Your Article Using Full Text Finder


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