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POLS 4902: Law & Colonialism

A guide to help students in Dr. Fredette's class on their research projects

Source Types

Primary Sources: a first-hand account of an event. 

Secondary Sources: sources that are created by people who were NOT at the event being written about, portrayed, or discussed. 

Tertiary Sources: sources that have very broad information about a topic.   

ALICE Catalog

Search Strategy

(narrative* OR letter* OR “oral history” OR interview* OR autobiograph* OR diary OR diaries OR correspondence) 


(Indian OR "Native American" OR native OR indigenous OR “American Indian” OR "first nation")


("boarding school*” OR “residential school*” OR "Mission school”)


Where to start?