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Art & Art History

This guide is intended to help you get started with your art research.

Effective Searching

To find the most relevant resources on Indigenous artistic practices in our library catalogue or in other search engines or databases, think about what you'd like to search for: 

  • Indigenous art may also be listed as First Nations art, Aboriginal art, Native art, or Indian artWhile a broad search may be a good first step in your research, these different terms are not always cross-referenced. 
  • If possible, try searching with specific terms (artist name, community or region, artistic medium or practice, etc.)
    • Cree art
    • Dene beading
    • Inuit soapstone sculptures
    • Chipewyan carvings

Databases for Indigenous Materials

The following databases focus on Indigenous topics and can be a good place to search for resources about Indigenous art and artistic practices.

Indigenous Art Journals

You can use the following subject headings to browse journals and magazines in our library database that may contain materials related to Indigenous arts and artistic practices:

Research Guides

Want more help researching Indigenous topics? Check out these research guides.