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Indigenous Studies

Reference Sources

Use reference books as background sources to get quick facts or information, or an overview of a subject. Some examples of reference sources are: dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, almanacs, directories, atlases, and handbooks.

Books with REF in the call number are located on the first floor. Books with GEN are on the second or third floors. 


Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador

FC 2154 E52 REF

Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples

FC 104 E56 1999 REF

The Mi'kmaq Bibliography

Z 1395 M5 A45 2000 REF

Nova Scotia Atlas

G 1125 N69 2006 REF


Oxford Companion to Canadian History

FC 23 O94 2004 REF


The library has many language dictionaries, historical and contemporary. Search the catalogue by language with the keyword: dictionary. A few titles are listed below as examples:


Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary PM 988 L42 1998
Blackfoot Grammar

PM 2342 F68 2017

PM 2342 F68 2017

Dictionary of the language of the Micmac Indians who reside in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, and Newfoundland PM 1793 R3 1972
Kilusuaqaney wi'katikin: Newfoundland Micmac Picture Dictionary  PM 1793 H48
The Metallic Mìgmaq-English Reference Dictionary

PM 1793 M48 2005


Online Resource

Mi'gmaq/Mi'kmaq Talking Online Dictionary



SMU Newspaper databases

Newspapers (not from SMU databases)