Dr. Gerald McMaster and team are happy to announce that the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge has funded a three year access to three Indigenous Database research collections for all OCAD’s students and faculty members:
With the support from Wapatah and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), OCAD University’s community can now access an array of journals and publications focused on Indigenous perspectives, artworks, languages, storytelling, histories, and ways of knowing.
We would also like to thank Alex Homanchuk, Head of E-Resources and E-Learning, and Leila Talei, Research Project Officer, for their continued help in securing access to these resources.
Informit Indigenous Collection
This collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies and encompasses multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in anthropology, colonial and post-colonial studies, cultural studies, history, human geography, law and land rights, and visual and performing arts. This database includes more than 20,000 full-text articles, conference papers and reports from the United States, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and New Zealand, published between 1973 – present.
EBSCO Bibliography of Native Americas
This bibliographic database covers a variety of subjects pertaining to the culture and history of Indigenous communities in North America, and includes more than 140,000 citations from books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada.
ABC-CLIO The American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic
This database includes over 2,000 primary and secondary sources, including treaties, biographical narratives, stories, speeches, maps, and images, that highlight the historical and contemporary cultural practices and perspectives of more than 150 Indigenous communities across North America.
We encourage all of OCAD University’s students and faculty to engage with the three Databases as research resources and teaching tools, as well as a way to extend knowledge building and sharing.
Dr. Gerald McMaster