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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

AudioCine  (NOTE: When prompted for username, add "keewatincc\" before your username)​
Audio Cine Films Inc. is one of the largest non-theatrical (markets outside commercial theatres) film rights representative in Canada, with exclusive rights to one of the largest film libraries available. ACF offers access to thousands of movies and offers a professional, devoted and attentive service. We are your best choice for your movie presentation needs.​

America History & Life   America: History & Life with Full Text  (EBSCO)
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. The database also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.

Ancestry Library 
Search Cencus, Search Vitals, Search Military, Search Immigration. Start searching billions of record and discover your family's story.

AP News Monitor Collection (EBSCO)
The Associated Press Newswire (formerly AP NewsMonitor collection) is a full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. When a link to a news story is clicked, you are brought to the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text of the story.

Archive of European Integration
The Archive of European Integration (AEI) is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents and materials submitted must deal with some aspect of European integration or unification in the 20th and 21st centuries. There are two main themes: the gradual resumption of normal relations between countries of West and East Europe due to the elimination of the barriers constructed during the Cold War and the integration movement in West Europe which produced the European Community (now European Union).

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer.

arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

Auto Repair Source (EBSCO)
This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Bentham Open Access Journals
Bentham publishes over 230 plus peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.

Bibliography of Native North Americans (EBSCO)
This bibliographic database covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.


Birds of The World 
Birds of North America provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Canadian Field Naturalist 
A periodical for natural resource material

Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) (Available in English and French)
CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible online offering free access to all primary sources of law, set up for the benefit of members of the Canadian legal profession and the Canadian public in general.

Canadian Points of View (EBSCO)
This full-text database is designed to provide students with resources that present multiple sides of a current issue – containing information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers. Each topic includes an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and Critical Thinking Guide.

Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO)
This database combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content. This database includes Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; over 87,900 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO)
This database produced by NISC, is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Cochrane Nursing Databases (EBSCO)
Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Methodology Register  have been combined into one database.

CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants)
Resource for accounting practices.

CREDO Reference Centre
An academic reference centre for research in the Science, Trades and Liberal Arts areas with peer reviewed material.

Criterion on Demand (Account is required for off campus accessibility, accounts must be created on campus)
This film database films include 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features. You will need the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight to view the films on your computer. 
This database provides access to all CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots and more. For off-campus access, you will need to create an account. In order to register, send an email to for the access code.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement - all in full digital facsimile from the Early English Books microfilm collection.

Education Search Complete (EBSCO)
Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
This database includes over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more based on the English Short Title Catalogue, works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. Primarily in English but also includes other languages.

eLibraries Manitoba 
You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides and much more in eBook and audiobook format. To get started click Sign in and select University College of the North Public Library from the dropdown box. Enter the 14-digit barcode number on your UCN card and enter your Library account PIN and click Sign in. If you need help setting up your Library account or help with eLibraries contact a UCN librarian.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Explora Primary Schools (EBSCO)
Explora Primary Schools is a colourful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students.

Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)
Explora Secondary Schools is designed for students in the upper grades.  This database provides school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

Films on Demand  (NOTE: When prompted for username, add "keewatincc\" before your username)
Films on Demand provides access to thousands of video titles in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health & Medicine, Science & Mathematics, and Archival Films & Newsreels.

Faculty Focus
Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom–both face-to-face and online. It’s also home to The Teaching Professor Blog, written by Maryellen Weimer, PhD. Create a personal Faculty Focus account to start searching and accessing teaching tools and other resources. ​

Frontier Life
Frontier Life provides over 240,000 Images and 7,895 Documents pertaining to the Frontiers of North America, Africa and Australasia. This collection has a wealth of primary source documents including 68% of the collections dedicated to North America, and 20% of that material specific to Canada. There are more than 1,015 documents from the Glenbow Museum and Hudson Bay’s Archive. The collection deals with some of the major themes of frontier existence including: Settlement development, Law and order, Violence, Expeditions and exploration, Relations with indigenous peoples, Trade and commerce, Death and disease, Missionaries and religion, Women’s history, Military matters, Mining, Religion, Gold rushes, Settler governance, Contested boundaries, Agriculture and livestock.

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopaedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Home Improvement Reference Centre (EBSCO)
Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO)
Produced by Whitston Publishing, this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.

IBISWorld    (Brochure)
IBISWorld's team of economists and industry experts research and analyze economic, demographic and government statistics.

Indigenous Peoples: North America
This database provides users with a robust, diverse, informative source that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. Researchers will explore the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.

JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. UCN subscribes to Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences IV, Life Sciences and Language & Literature collections.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Library and Archives Canada Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) was established by Order in Council on August 26, 1991, and was mandated to investigate and propose solutions to the challenges affecting the relationship between Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), the Canadian government and Canadian society as a whole. This database provides access to documents, such as intervenor project submissions, publications, research reports and hearing transcripts that supported the writing of the report of the RCAP.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCO)
The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

Montie Safety Care Videos (Safety Hub)
Safetycare produces engaging workplace safety training videos.

National Film Board
NFB Campus is the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada's streaming video service. It includes all the videos available to the general public as well as additional films and resources for educators.

Faculty: Create your own account in NFB Campus to use the curriculum search feature and to create playlists and chapters.

Newspaper ARCHIVE
Canadian Newspaper Archives covering the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Communities covered include Slave Lake, Canwood, Neepawa, The Pas and many more. Coverage begins in 1872 to modern times.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Nineteenth Century US Newspapers
As compelling as it is comprehensive, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

NoveList (EBSCO)
NoveList, a readers' advisory service, not only provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles, but it also offers a wide range of feature content such as author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.

OVID provides full text access to a collection of professional nursing journals and includes titles such as American Journal of Nursing, Family & Community Health and Advances in Nursing Science.

Philosopher’s Index with Full Text
The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews. The Philosophers Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries and is updated quarterly. Extensive indexing includes personal and proper names along with subject terms; there is also the capability to search for the authors of book reviews.

The Physics Teacher
The Physics Teacher publishes peer-reviewed papers on the teaching of introductory physics and on topics such as contemporary physics, applied physics, and the history of physics. Dedicated to strengthening the teaching of introductory physics at all levels, including secondary schools colleges and universities, and provides peer-reviewed content and materials to be used in classrooms and instructional laboratories.

PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a non-profit open access science, technology and medicine publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. PLOS consists of seven journals: PLOS Biology; PLOS Medicine; PLOS Computational Biology; PLOS Genetics; PLOS Pathogens; PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; and PLOS Currents.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 780 titles, with over 650 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations.

PsycARTICLES® from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.

Reading Teacher
A specialized database for educationial material.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Research Skills Services: CREDO
Welcome to Instruct! The materials on these pages have been designed to give you a foundation in information literacy and critical thinking. Topics have been divided among six modules; each includes videos, tutorials, and quizzes.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Small Engine Repair (EBSCO)
The database provides reliable information required to perform a variety of tasks including routine maintenance, or more extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly. SERRC covers smaller engines including lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, tillers and generators, as well as larger engines such as motorcycles, ATVs, Marine/Boat motors, Personal Watercraft engines and snowmobiles. Each repair links to PDFs that provide step-by-step instructions.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)
The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.

Ebook Resource. E-resource for science material and other academic subjects.

SSOAR – Social Science Open Access Repository
The Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) is a database specialising in scholarly articles from the social sciences which is freely accessible on the Internet.

Taylor and Francis
Ebook Resource for academic matters.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012
This database is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 through 1986 to 2012. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.

Universal Class   (Brochure)
Universal Class™ is the leading provider of online, self-paced, continuing education courses. These courses are free to all UCN students and staff. These courses do not count towards college credit. For more information on how Universal Class works, go to the FAQ page.

If not part of the UCN community, click here to download the UCN Universal Class Application Form.

This database provides thousands of “video clips for early childhood, early education & child development.”

Visable Body
Educational 3D medical apps that help you to better understand human anatomy and physiology.

Vocational Studies Premier (EBSCO)
Vocational Studies Premier is specifically designed to support research in two-year colleges, and offers content geared to academic institutions offering associates degrees and vocational programs.

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide (EBSCO)
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide (1935 & earlier to present), is the world’s largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Coverage includes more than 1.6 million bibliographic records many of which include abstracts. Major topic areas include studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behaviour, management techniques, diseases, ecotourism, zoology, taxonomy and much more. Approximately 18,000 records are added per year.​

Wiley Online Library
An academic resource for education purposes.

Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities
Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.​​​​

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