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Specialized Databases

The following databases are not included in our EBSCO databases because they contain specialized information.




Chronicling America 
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

CoastalFlix Safety
Trades based video series

CoastalFlix Maintenance and Reliability
Trades based video series

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 the library.
HealthPortal is a library of educational healthcare videos which contain over 400 titles covering 20 key areas of healthcare education. To register, go to and use your UCN email address. Users will receive an activation link in their email. Click on the activation link to activate your account. Please check your spam or junk folder if you do not see a confirmation email.

Justice Laws Website - Government of Canada
The Justice Laws website is the online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada. The consolidations are updated every two weeks.

LinkedIn (Formerly
How to videos on various subjects, technologies and computer programs.
NOTE: how to activate your account

  1. Sign in using your UCN credentials
  2. Click "Continue without LinkedIn"
  3. Click "Do Not Connect My Account"
  4. Choose an interest or simply choose skip

Manitoba Laws – Government of Manitoba
Manitoba Laws is the online version of the Acts, Regulations and Court Rules and Forms of Manitoba.

Merck Manuals
The Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.

National Geographic Archive
The National Geographic Magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit and educational and scientific organizations. National Geographic Archive, 1888-1994, includes every page and every photograph in the magazine.

PubMed comprises over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

RB Digital
A collection of E-Audiobooks, E-Magazines, E-Graphic Novels and Acorn Media.

  • You will need to register to use this service (in the upper right corner of the RBDigital webpage). 
  • Sign in with your registered username. th your registered username.
  • To listen to an audiobook, select an audiobook and choose checkout.
    • on a computer,  you will get a popup player, you may have to use your login information to play
    • on a mobile device, you may need to download the RBDigital app to play the audiobook.
  • Follow the prompts to play.
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  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone:(204) 677-6450 / Toll Free : (866) 677-6450
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