Databases

Databases

The databases presented on this page are devoted specifically to northern, Arctic, or Indigenous studies, or contain significant content relating to these fields. They provide access to journal articles, reports, theses, books, and other publications.

Access to the free databases is open to all. Some of them provide access to bibliographic references only, while others allow the full text of publications to be obtained (free access). Restricted-access databases are part of the resources acquired through institutional subscriptions. Their use is license-based, and is restricted to members of the universities mentioned.

To consult the various categories and subcategories that this collection contains, use the filter Collection.

Resources

Displaying 1 - 20 of 44 results

  • America: History & Life

    Laval | McGill

    Main private database (EBSCO) devoted to the history of Canada and the United States, with over 1,700 indexed journals. Significant content on the history of Indigenous Peoples, colonization, and exploration of the North. Features controlled vocabulary, via its index, that includes geographic terms.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Colonization, Exploration, History, Northern Canada

  • Anthropology Plus

    Laval | McGill

    Main private database (EBSCO) devoted to anthropology, with references to journals from the 19th century to today. Also covers the fields of archeology, ethnology, folklore, material culture, and art history. It boasts rich content in Indigenous studies as well as a controlled vocabulary that allows users to search articles based on region and specific First Peoples.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Anthropology, Archeology, Indigenous peoples, Ethnology, Folklore

  • Arctic and Antarctic Regions

    Laval | McGill

    Database containing over 1.3 million references to journal articles and other research documents dealing with the Earth’s polar regions, some of them dating back to the 1800s. The main scientific database on the North and the Arctic produced by a private company (EBSCO). Features a controlled vocabulary in polar studies (available via the index) and offers content in natural sciences, engineering and technology, health, and humanities and social sciences.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Multidisciplinary, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Reserved Access, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Exploration, Engineering, Oceanography, Earth sciences, Environmental sciences

  • Arctic Environmental Strategy Northwest Territories Water Bibliography (ASTIS)

    Available to all

    Contains over 200 citations of research documents published between 1991 and 1997 under the Arctic Environmental Strategy in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences
    Free - Reference only, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Nunavut, Environmental sciences, Northwest Territories

  • Arctic Health Publications Database

    Available to all

    Articles, reports, conference proceedings, and grey literature on the health of peoples of the North. Some publications are freely available.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Health Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Health Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Traditional medicine, Environmental health, Mental health, Food security

  • Arctic Portal Library

    Available to all

    Collection of a thousand documents (books, articles, images, legal documents, etc.) published by the Arctic Council or the University of the Arctic, or as part of International Polar Year 2007-2008. A significant part of the collection is freely accessible.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Culture, Law, Education, Natural resources, Environmental sciences

  • ArcticNet Publications Database (ASTIS)

    Available to all

    Cites over 3,800 publications from the ArcticNet network that cover natural sciences, health sciences, and social sciences.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: ArcticNet, Climate change, Hydrology, Oceanography

  • ASTIS

    Available to all

    An Arctic Institute of North America resource featuring 16 databases containing publication and research project references about northern Canada.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Multidisciplinary, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: N/A

  • Autochtonia

    Available to all

    Articles, books, briefs, theses, and research reports on the Indigenous peoples of Quebec (in French only). Some publications are freely available.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Northern Quebec

  • Bibliography of Native North Americans

    Laval | McGill

    Database containing over 300,000 records of journal articles, books, and government reports on Indigenous issues, including the themes of history, archeology, culture, governance, and intercultural relations. Its controlled vocabulary allows users to search by geographic region or Indigenous nation.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Archeology, Indigenous peoples, History

  • Canadian International Polar Year (IPY) Publications Database (ASTIS)

    Available to all

    Citations or full text of 4,800 documents on polar exploration and research carried out as part of International Polar Year, which date back to 1882.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Hydrology, Northern Canada, Oceanography

  • Canadian Permafrost Conferences (ASTIS)

    Available to all

    Contains over 250 conference proceedings records from the six Canadian Permafrost Conferences.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology
    Free - Open Access, Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Permafrost, Earth sciences, Environmental sciences

  • Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database (ASTIS)

    Available to all

    Records of publications on human health, including public health, medicine, and human biology in the circumpolar region. Subset of the ASTIS database.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Health Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Health Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Indigenous peoples, Medicine, Health, Public health

  • Cold Regions Bibliography Project

    Available to all

    References to studies on human activity and scientific operations in cold environments.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Engineering, Earth sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences

  • Compendex

    Laval | McGill

    The main engineering database, with over 20 million references to journal articles and conference proceedings. Features a thesaurus with a controlled vocabulary in fields relevant to northern and Arctic studies, including mining engineering, civil engineering, material science, bioengineering, and optics.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Engineering and Technology
    Reserved Access, Engineering and Technology
    Subjects: Mining, Geomatics, Engineering, Optics

  • EASI : earth and space index search

    Laval

    Database featuring publications (journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and videos) by the American Geophysical Union, from 1900 to today. Content relevant to northern and Arctic studies with regard to geoscience, marine science, and atmospheric science.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology
    Reserved Access, Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Oceanography, Earth sciences, Atmospheric sciences

  • First Nations Food, Nutrition, and Environment Study

    Available to all

    A Canadian scope study on the benefits and risks of food and water in First Nations communities.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Health Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Free - Open Access, Health Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Water, Nutrition, Environmental health, Food security

  • GEOBASE

    Laval | McGill

    Database featuring over 3 million references to journal articles and geoscience conference proceedings, including those in the fields of geography, earth sciences, ecology, geology, oceanography, and nature conservation. Boasts a rich controlled vocabulary accessible via a thesaurus that allows users to search by geographic region of the North and the Arctic. Also includes significant content on Indigenous studies.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Databases
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Conservation, Ecology, Earth sciences, Environmental sciences

  • GeoRef

    Laval | McGill

    Database produced by the American Geosciences Institute, with over 3.6 million references to journal articles and conference proceedings on geoscience, including geology, stratigraphy, petrology, and hydrology. GeoRef boasts a controlled vocabulary accessible via a thesaurus that allows users to search by geographic region of the North and the Arctic.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences
    Reserved Access, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Geology, Hydrology, Petrology, Earth sciences, Environmental sciences

  • GEOSCAN

    Available to all

    Database of the scientific publications of Natural Resources Canada containing 85,000 references related to the fields of geoscience (including publications by the Geological Survey of Canada), mining, materials, and energy. Some publications are freely available.

    Collection(s): *** Databases ***, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology
    Free - Open Access, Free - Reference only, Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Energy, Mining, Geology, Engineering, Earth sciences

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