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HIS106: Natives, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonizing the Americas, 1492–1804

Use the library catalogue to find books

To find books, look them up in the catalogue on the library home page.

Topic: Resistance to slavery in Haiti.

Keywords: haiti slavery resistance

Focus your results

See the most recently published items first, by selecting Sort / by Publication Date / Down arrow.

Use the features on the side menu to narrow your focus: 

Choose a library like Robarts or Pratt.

Choose Online resources.

Narrow your focus by choosing a subject

Choose a language.

Choose a type of material, such as videos. 

Essays in books

One popular form of scholarly publishing are collections of scholarly articles in an edited book. The book will be dedicated to a theme, generally have one or two editors, and solicit contributions from scholars. In some cases, the publication may be the proceedings of a conference. Example:

Catalogue title for the book Reclaiming indigenous voice and vision / edited by Marie Batiste.


For your library assignment, you are asked to include an example of one scholarly article from an edited volume. To find these, enter your keywords in the library catalogue. Scan the list of results for an edited volume: look for a title with the names of editors. When you find one, click on the title, scroll down the screen for the contents note, and look for the relevant article.

Contents note: Western door: mapping colonialism. The context of the state of nature / James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson -- Indigenous peoples and postcolonial colonialism / Robert Yazzie --

How to find the book in the library

1. Look up the title in the library catalogue.

2. Holdings tells you what library it is in, as well as the call number. Note the call number: E76.7 .K68 2009

3. Enter the elevators on the 1st floor of Robarts Library.

The books at Robarts are on the 9th to 13th floor. You can tell which floor you need by the letters at the beginning of the call number. A chart on the elevator tells you which call numbers are on which floor. In this case, E is on the 10th floor, with most other history books.

4. Once you are on the floor, find the section with the correct letters. Then work your way through each line of the call number.

5. To sign out your book, take it back to the 1st floor and use one of the automatic machines. If you need help, ask at the loan services desk.