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Caribbean Studies

This is a multi-disciplinary guide to Caribbean Studies. You may want to consult other guides for research suggestions in specific fields such as History, Sociology, English literature, or research guides for specific courses such as (C)HST 222

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RULA Search Everything
This search engine searches for journal articles (chiefly those that are available electronically and subscribed to by Ryerson), books, e-books, theses and dissertations, and newspaper articles from some recent and a selection of archival newspapers. It indexes digitized content such as out-of-copyright books and journals that are available from sources such as The Internet Archive and The Hathi Trust.

Refine your search using the filters on the left.

For more advanced searching across a more targeted set of resources, you may want to try a discipline specific indexing/abstracting database or collection as listed in the next box.

SEARCH TIPS

Be specific.  If you want to information related to a topic in a specific geographical entity like Jamaica, use the word Jamaica rather than the more general term Caribbean.

Phrases like "caribbean area" OR "west indies" are quite useful in keyword searching especially when combined with topical keywords.

Try using truncated searches that use the *[asterisk] wildcard.  For example, "west indi*" will find phrases that begin with "west indi" including these phrases: "west indic" "west indians" "west indies."

If searching for ethnic groups, use the local usage such as "indo-caribbean" OR ("east-indians AND caribbean). The term South Asian is not widely used in the Caribbean for residents descended from the indentured servants.

Key Indexing Resources and Digital Collections

Current and Recent Newspapers

Search for individual newspapers and journals by title from our A-Z list of journal titles