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ENGC01 - Indigenous Literature of Turtle Island (Canada)

A research guide to help you find books and articles relevant to your assignments for ENC01: Indigenous Literature of Turtle Island.

Finding Articles on Indigenous Canadian authors and their works

When searching for material on Canadian authors and works, the Canadian Literary Centre is your best starting point. While databases such as the MLA International Bibliography, and the Literature Resource Centre are larger and more comprehensive, they tend to index a much smaller sampling of scholarship on Canadian authors and works than does the CLC!

Canadian Literary Centre

The Canadian Literary Centre consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). The database includes book reviews, essays, author biographies, and much more. Canadian Literary Centre features full text sources such as Canadian Fiction Studies, Canadian Biography Series, Canadian Writers and Their Works (Poetry and Fiction Series), ECW's Biographical Guide to Canadian Novelists, ECW's Guide to Canadian Poets, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Fiction, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Poetry, The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors, Essays on Canadian Writing (1974-present), Books in Canada (1971-present), Quill & Quire (1996-present), Textual Studies in Canada, University of Toronto Quarterly (1975-present), and many more.

MLA International Bibliography (Modern Languages Association)

The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic recors in the Bibliography date back to 1925 and it contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including many peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers.

Literature Resource Centre (Thomson Gale)

The Literature Resource Center from publisher Thomson Gale contains full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines, as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. It also includes reviews of books of all sorts, from children's literature to adult fiction, from popular non-fiction to scholarly studies;  substantive biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors;  full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines; overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics; and links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, as well as pictures of well-known authors and audio interviews and reviews.

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature contains 880,000 records, covering monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards.