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INDG 103: Treaty Analysis

Resources to support research for the treaty analysis assignment.

Intersession 2020 - INDG 103 - Treaties Analysis

Patricia Geddes

Dana McFarland

Search Strategies

- Not all resources in iPortal may be directly accessed in full text from the database itself. If this occurs, try searching for the title of the source in LibrarySearch, Google Scholar (VIU access), or using Google. If you still can't locate the resource, you might consider submitting an Interlibrary Loan request or contacting the Library for assistance.

- Review the related articles link of a relevant source in Google Scholar (VIU access) to find additional related sources.

- Review the cited articles link for a relevant source in Google Scholar (VIU access) to find additional sources and trace the citations of the source forward in time.

- Consider the bibliography list of a dissertation or a book for suggestions of possible sources that may be of interest to your topic. See if there are sources that represent Indigenous perspectives cited in the bibliography.

- Search for additional sources by considering suggested authors who may be recognized for writing and publishing about a particular treaty.

- For broken links, particularly government reports, try copying and pasting the broken link url into the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

- Another approach to broken links is to use Google to conduct a site search within a website. Here's an example using the Crown-Indigenous Relations homepage link and the title of an article, report or keywords, "Treaty Research Reports" 


Types of Sources

- Locate Indigenous perspectives in iPortal related to treaties in the "Oral History" tab.

- Engage with oral histories and interviews with your specific assignment questions in mind. To focus your search within an interview transcript, press Ctrl+F or Command+F (for Mac users) and type in a keyword such as, treaty.

- Google Scholar (VIU access) may offer access to open access sources found in other university repositories.



When citing interviews, consider the linked resource, "Chicago Style by Source Type" under the Chicago Notes & Bib tab for examples. Review examples from the Chicago Manual of Style for both published and unpublished interviews, and consider which makes sense with the bibliographic information available for the specific interview that you are citing.

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