The Northern Studies Resource Centre was originally established in 1988 in conjunction with Lakehead University’s Lakehead Centre for Northern Studies. Initially created to encourage interest in northern and regional research, the mandate has adjusted over the years to support ongoing modifications in Lakehead University curriculum.  In addition to northern topics, the collection now contains a substantial volume of material which focuses exclusively on Indigenous issues and the history, culture, and language of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples.  The Centre’s collection is extensive and multifaceted and contains print materials including books, journals, government documents, newsletters, and reports; microfilm and microfiche; maps, and more. The collections and services of the resource centre are an important component of the research conducted by students and faculty of Lakehead University.

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Although the circulating materials in the centre are interfiled as one large collection, it does contain resources which focus on separate geographic areas and mandates.  The two areas of study that are interfiled are Regional and North.  

The Centre is open to all Lakehead University students, staff, faculty, and interested members of the community.

Location:  Library 5th floor, room 5007