Indian Residential Schools

This guide offers resources regarding Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

Finding secondary sources (books and articles)

The following keywords will retrieve items about residential schools in Omni as well as in databases:

"Indian residential school"
"Indian residential schools"
"Residential schools"
"Boarding schools" AND Indian (for institutions based in the United States primarily)
"Industrial schools" AND Indian (for institutions based in the United States primarily)
"Residential school" AND location
"Residential schools"

Or search the name of a specific school, such as "Shubenacadie Residential School." For names of schools see the List of Residential Schools in Canada.

Helpful hints for keyword searches

  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.
    Example: "First Nations"
  • Use an asterisk to truncate a term to search for words with the same root word.
    Example: School* retrieves School, Schools, Schooling, etc.