UVic Libraries has access to a number of videos about residential schools which can be streamed for home viewing. Below are few examples, a full listing is available here.
There are different ways to locate articles on topics and for more search tips please consult our Research Help pages. However, if you are doing a specific search on residential schools in Canada's history, I would recommend the following strategies.
Start with Library Search (the main search box on the library's home page).
You can try a natural language search like: indian residential schools
However, this likely will not be as exhaustive a search as you might like if you are writing an in-depth paper. In this case try your search using the advanced search options in Library Search or with a Boolean search string such as this example:
(indigenous OR "first nations" OR aboriginal OR indian OR native OR "native north american" OR "indians of north america" OR "american indian" OR amerindian) AND (school* OR education) AND canada*
In a time of truth and reconciliation Canadian libraries are working on ways to ensure description conventions are more culturally meaningful. We will keep you posted on our progress. In the meantime, do remember to include historical terminology in your search.
You could also look in individual subject-specific databases: