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Indigenous / Xwulmuxw Studies: Ethnobotany Resources

Selected resources to guide research related to the uses of Indigenous plants

LibrarySearch: Find articles, books and more

Use LibrarySearch to discover books, articles and more. Enter words that describe your topic:  

For a broad Indigenous search, try this search query: 

("first nations" OR aboriginal OR indigenous OR "indians of north america" OR "native peoples")

For a broad Metis search, try this search query:

(metis OR "mixed race" OR "non-status indian" OR "road allowance people" OR halfbreed OR "half breed" OR "mixed blood" OR "mixed descent" OR michif)

See also: First Nations Names Authority List for BC from Xwi7xwa Library at UBC.

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Search Tips and Strategies

Here are some examples of words and phrases to use when searching for ethnobotany information:

  • ethnobotany 
  • "native plants" 
  • "indigenous plants"
  • ethnobotany AND "british columbia"
  • "traditional knowledge" AND plants
  • "traditional use" AND plants
  • "indigenous knowledge" AND plants
  • "first nations" AND plants                      

You can combine various words and phrases to narrow down your search. Some examples include: 

Note: 'indians' retrieves information on the basis of a historical subject term: Indians of North America
For more strategies on finding relevant resources, view our Introduction to LibrarySearch or 4 Ways to Search More Effectively videos. 

Ethnobotany: Selected Books

Indigenous / Xwulmuxw Studies Related Library Guides

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