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The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA) is a news and communications society dedicated to serving the news and information needs of Indigenous people across Canada. The AMMSA website provides access to the archives of: Buffalo Spirit, Alberta Sweetgrass, Ontario Birchbark, Saskatchewan Sage, Raven's Eye, and Windspeaker.
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BioMed Central provides free open access to original research papers published in more than 290 peer-reviewed journals covering biology, clinical medicine, and health. Articles are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication and are also indexed in PubMed.
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Can-core is a streaming video library created for use in Canadian schools. It contains content from a wide range of subject areas, produced in Canada and selected for its strong curriculum fit. Includes resources relevant to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies, with an option to limit the search to Indigenous content only.
NOTE: To gain access you must Sign Up for an account. Please be aware that when you do sign up that it is not immediate as CanCore must verify that you are with UCN. Make sure to use your UCN email otherwise you will be denied an account.
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Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 Resource Library is a selective repository of resources related to COVID-19 and the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada. The resources include: information sheets, posters and videos that can inform Indigenous communities about prevention measures, available resources, and how to maintain mental health and stay connected to culture; protocols and guidelines for health care and social services providers; tools to inform community, organizational, and provincial/territorial pandemic planning and responses; as well as journal articles and reports and statements from international organizations about human rights and socio-economic implications that can inform policy responses to COVID-19.
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Aimed at practitioners, the Cultural Safety Collection is a selective repository of resources related to addressing barriers in accessing health and social services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples due to their experiences with racism, discrimination and marginalization. It includes resources focused on creating a culturally competent workforce, promoting cultural safety in service settings, practicing cultural humility, responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and addressing anti-Indigenous racism.
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Working alongside COPPUL and the University of Saskatchewan, we are providing research content access to a selection of Indigenous post-secondary institutions and communities. Search over 120 journals, books and case studies across business, management, economics, engineering, computing, technology and social sciences.

To search for material UCN subscribes to:
Click the Advanced Search option.
From there click on the drop down menu under Access type and select 'Only content I have access to'
All other material may be subject to a rental fee.
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hoopla partners with libraries across the United States and Canada to provide online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV. With hoopla and a valid library card, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content via hoopla’s mobile app or www.hoopladigital.com. All you need to get started is your library card and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet.
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iPortal (The Indigenous Studies Portal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as articles, e-books, theses, government publications, podcasts, videos, oral histories, and digitized archival documents and photographs. The iPortal content has a primary focus on Indigenous peoples of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond. NOTE: Click the 'Limit to open access (resources available to all)' box to ensure your search only brings up material you are allowed to access
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Welcome to MLA Handbook Plus, the Modern Language Association’s subscription-based digital resource. Now students and instructors can get online access to the brand-new ninth edition of the MLA Handbook through their school’s library.
NOTE: This is a trial and will only be available on campus until the trial is over.
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The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.
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The online database was largely completed in the late 1990s and now contains 44,691 items. This version added foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other uses of plants. This represents uses by 291 Native American groups of 4,029 species from 243 different plant families. About half of them are medicinal. This expansion of the database was supported by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more.. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO.
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Nursing & Allied Health Premium covers nursing, allied health professions, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. It provides thousands of full-text books and dissertations representing scholarship in nursing and related fields. Streaming videos cover important topics such as health care safety, mental health, emergency planning, checking vital signs and more. Content from CultureGrams World and Province Editions provide cultural reports that lead to a better understanding of diverse patients.
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Curated by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Open Educational Resources for Nursing is a list of links to freely available full-text books, journals and papers, along with select web links and presentations.
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The Open Textbook Library is a searchable database that points to open textbooks by a variety of authors and publishers. Authors and publishers give permission to use an open textbook by giving it an open license. This means all open textbooks can be downloaded and adopted for free without additional permissions or paperwork. Most academic disciplines are represented.
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This open access database provides detailed records and full-text links (when available) to dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities, as well as other universities around the world. .
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OpenEdition brings together four open access platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences. It contains over 11,000 ebooks and more than 500 ejournals, as well as nearly 4,000 blogs and access to thousands of current listings for events and information such as conferences, calls for papers, scholarships etc.
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Looking for citation help? The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) provides detailed information on how to do citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and other styles as well as general citation information and research assistance. It also offers help with many different writing topics and subjects, from punctuation to technical writing.
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Sociological Abstracts, and its companion Social Services Abstracts, cover the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Examples of areas covered include: anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology and urban studies. It provides abstracting and indexing of articles and book reviews, plus books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers. NOTE: most content consists of abstracts only. Some full text items are available.
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SpringerOpen includes Springer’s portfolio of 200+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science, as well as a selection of open access books. SpringerOpen journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication.
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Oxford University provides open content under a Creative Commons licence free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide. A number of open content projects under the OpenSpires umbrella have made thousands of high-quality materials available for the benefit of international education.
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Web News makes information available from EBSCO's News Harvester, which provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. These feeds are monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.
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Windspeaker.com is Canada’s national Indigenous news source. Published since 1983, Windspeaker.com is the most critically acclaimed Indigenous source of news in the country. It covers the top news stories of relevance to Indigenous Peoples and their communities throughout Canada. Windspeaker.com also includes regular columns and features on culture, opinions, sports, entertainment, education, health and careers. Digitized copies of back issues can also be found on the website.
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