Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

The dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference documents listed here are either specific to northern, Arctic or Indigenous studies or contain significant content related to these fields. The documents provide access to review papers by specialists. Dictionaries of northern Indigenous languages are also listed here.

Some of the resources are freely available in full-text format, while others are restricted to members of the universities mentioned (restricted access), and are available under institutional licenses only. Reference works only available in print format are also listed.

To consult the various categories and subcategories that this collection contains, use the filter Collection.

Resources

Displaying 1 - 20 of 45 results

  • A bibliography on the imagined North : Arctic, winter, Antarctic

    Laval | McGill

    Bibliography featuring critical, theoretical, and methodological perspectives on cultural studies of the North and the Arctic. In English, French, Swedish, and Icelandic.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Bibliography, Culture, Literature

  • Aboriginal Populations : Social, Demographic, and Epidemiological Perspectives

    Laval | McGill

    Maps and compares the social, demographic and health conditions of indigenous peoples of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the circumpolar North.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Maps, Demography, Epidemiology, Health
    Aboriginal Populations : Social, Demographic, and Epidemiological Perspectives

  • Aimun-Mashinaikan: Innu Dictionary

    Available to all

    Dictionary produced by Institut Tshakapesh containing 30,000 Innu words and expressions from all the dialects spoken in Quebec and Labrador.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Innu dictionary, Innu, Innu-aimun, Institut Tshakapesh, Labrador, Innu language, Northern Quebec
    Aimun-Mashinaikan: Dictionnaire Innu

  • Alberta elders' Cree dictionary = Alperta ohci kehtehayak nehiyaw otwestamâkewasinahikan

    Laval | McGill

    Dictionary of the Cree language with English–Cree and Cree–English sections.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Cree, Cree dictionary, Cree language
    Alberta elders' Cree dictionary

  • An Encyclopedia of Inuit traditional life (Sivulitta piusituqangit)

    Laval | McGill

    Encyclopedia devoted to Inuit customs and traditions as well as the wildlife of Northern Quebec. Includes text in syllabic font.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Animals, Indigenous peoples, Customs, Inuit

  • Arctic exploration and development, c. 500 B.C. to 1915 : an encyclopedia

    Laval | McGill

    Encyclopedia covering over 2,000 expeditions that took place in the Arctic over a period of nearly 2,000 years, as well as information on some of the key explorers of this territory.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Discovery, Exploration

  • Circumpolar Health Atlas

    Laval (Print Document) | McGill (Reserved Access)

    Uses maps, tables, charts, and images to describe and explain the major health problems of the diverse peoples who inhabit the circumpolar region of the northern hemisphere.

    Collection(s): *** Maps, Atlases and Geospatial Data ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North, *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Health Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Maps, Atlases, and Geospatial Data, Map and Atlases, Circumpolar North
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Health Sciences
    Subjects: Atlas, Indigenous peoples, Maps, Social determinants of health, Circumpolar North, Health, Medical care

  • Dictionary of Native American literature

    Laval | McGill

    Dictionary covering the historical emergence of Native American writers (up to 1800) and the Native American Renaissance (1967–). Features bio-critical essays and theme-based articles related to topics such as Native American songs and legends.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous authors, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous literature

  • Dictionnaire français-cri

    Laval | McGill

    A dictionary of the Quebec Cree dialect spoken by the Cree on the East Coast of James Bay and in some communities inland.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, James Bay, Cree, Cree dictionary, Cree language, Northern Quebec

  • Dictionnaire montagnais-français

    Laval | McGill

    Innu language dictionary compiled from sources in the community of Betsiamites (Pessamit) on Quebec's North Shore.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Betsiamites, Innu dictionary, Innu, Innu-aimun, Innu language, Pessamit

  • Eastern James Bay Cree-English-French Dictionary

    Available to all

    A dictionary created by EastCree.Org, a non-profit partnership between the Cree School Board and Prof. Marie-Odile Junker at Carleton University, Ottawa.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, James Bay, Cree, Cree dictionary, Cree language

  • Encyclopedia of American Indian History

    Laval

    A four-volume encyclopedia set on the key events, places, and figures in Native American history, from human origins to present-day controversies. ULaval

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, History

  • Encyclopedia of Native American Artists

    Laval | McGill

    Encyclopedia featuring the work and lives of over 70 Indigenous artists and crafters specializing in sculpture, painting, photography, weaving, basketry, and pottery.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous art, Indigenous artists, Indigenous peoples, Painting, Photographs, Sculpture

  • Encyclopedia of North American Indians

    Laval

    Encyclopedia featuring articles by 260 specialists on the tribes, main languages, key figures, historic events, and other topics related to North American Indigenous Peoples.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, History, Indigenous languages

  • Encyclopedia of snow, ice and glaciers

    INRS | Laval | McGill

    An encyclopedia with a focus on the formation of snow and the transformation of snow to ice, as well as the classification of ice and glaciers, hydrology and sedimentary systems, permafrost, and the impact of climate change

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Natural Sciences
    Reserved Access, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Climate change, Ice, Hydrology, Snow, Permafrost

  • Encyclopedia of the Arctic

    Laval | McGill

    A three-volume set of essays on the Arctic's environment, climate, peoples, ecology, wildlife, history, economics, and politics.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Multidisciplinary, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Animals, Indigenous peoples, Climate change, Ecology, Economy, Environment, History, Politics

  • English-Innu dictionary/Innu-English dictionnary

    Laval

    A two-volume dictionary set of the Innu language, featuring dialects spoken in Quebec and Labrador.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Innu dialects, Innu dictionary, Innu, Innu-aimun, Innu language

  • First Nation Profiles (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)

    Available to all

    Profiles of Canada’s First Nations containing general information on reserves, governance, federal funding, geography, population statistics, etc.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Others
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous affairs, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous communities, Demography, Reserves

  • Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

    Available to all

    Porsild's Illustrated Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (1957, 1964) has been the authority for vascular plants of Canada’s Arctic islands for more than 40 years, during which time there has been considerable research on Arctic vascular plants. The present document summarizes the post-1957 literature, the information resulting from the Panarctic Flora project (Nordal and Razzhivin 1999, Elven et al. 2003), and the current nomenclature for Arctic flora included in Flora of North America.

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Natural Sciences
    Free - Open Access, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Arctic flora, Plant morphology, Plants

  • Forme et sens des mots du Tunumiisut. Lexique inuit du Groenland oriental: Lexique tunumiisut-anglais-danois

    Laval

    Trilingual dictionary of the Tunumiisut dialect of Inuktitut (also known as Ammassalik).

    Collection(s): *** Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Languages
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Inuktitut dialects, Inuktitut Dictionary, Greenland, Inuit, Inuktitut language, Tunumiisut lexicon, Tunumiisut

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