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- 28 August 2015
See also Aboriginal health | Aboriginal health search filter | Finding health information for British Columbians
Aboriginal health search tools is a dynamic list of databases, major journals and websites to locate peer-reviewed academic and scholarly literature, research studies and grey literature about aboriginal health topics.
4 stars denotes librarian-selected, high quality information. Starred sites are great places to begin your research.
Key databases & websites
Major journals in Aboriginal health
Other potential search tools
- The BCEOHRN database has been created to facilitate collaboration and networking among health researchers, trainees and other research users in the field of environmental and occupational health research in British Columbia.
- The Canary Database is a compilation of curated peer-reviewed research articles related to the use of animals as sentinels of human health hazards. This database contains information added by trained curators in addition to bibliographic records from MEDLINE and other well-known databases. The database includes studies of wildlife, companion, and livestock animals, where either the exposure or the health effect could be considered potentially relevant to human health.
- View a complete list of CIHR Funded Aboriginal Health Researchers in BC, in Excel format.
- DARE summaries of systematic reviews which have met strict quality criteria. Included reviews are about the effects of interventions. Each summary also provides a critical commentary on the quality of the review. The database covers a broad range of health and social care topics and can be used for answering questions about the effects of interventions, as well as for developing guidelines and policy making.
- provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.”
- This database contains over 2000 English-language articles and books specific to hope. The database is intended to be as comprehensive as possible and to support hope research and practice around the world. The database is jointly support by the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and the Hope Foundation of Alberta, a research and service institute affiliated with the University of Alberta.
- A bilingual, multidisciplinary and multi-institutional tool based on the Quebec model of the Researchers Directory launched in 2001 by the three funding agencies and the Department of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade. It lists the profiles of more than 7000 researchers in Quebec and British Columbia from all sectors: health, engineering and natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, arts and letters. A search engine helps to retrieve the researchers listed in the directory by province, name, key words, research interest or by area of expertise.
- bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations
- produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, Rehabdata is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 65,000 documents covering physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities. The collection spans 1956 to the present; full-text versions of original research documents are now available online.
- resources for Canadian women's health data sources, reports, and synthesis documents
- A cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.”
- The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office, one of Arizona NativeNet's founding partners, is responsible for compiling this database on current research in Indian Country conducted by faculty and staff at the University of Arizona.”
See also Aboriginal health
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- Allan B, Smylie J. First peoples, second class treatment: the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Toronto, ON: the Wellesley Institute; 2015.
- Booth A. Unpacking your literature search toolbox: on search styles and tactics. Health Info Libr J. 2008;25: 313-317.
- Cavanagh M. Sound practices in library services to Aboriginal peoples: integrating relationships, resources and realities. Aboriginal Library Services Working Group, 2009.
- CIHR. Aboriginal Knowledge Translation: understanding and respecting the distinct needs of Aboriginal communities in research, 2009
- Christopher S et al. Applying indigenous community-based participatory research principles to partnership development in health disparities research. Fam Community Health. 2011;34(3):246-55.
- Estey EA. Thinking about aboriginal KT: learning from the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research British Columbia (NEARBC). Can J Public Health. 2010;101(1):83-6.
- Estey EA, Kmetic AM, Reading J. Innovative approaches in public health research: applying life course epidemiology to aboriginal health research. Can J Public Health. 2007;98(6):444-6.
- Estey E, Kmetic A, Reading J. Knowledge translation in the context of Aboriginal health. Can J Nurs Res. 2008;40(2):24-39.
- Guta A, et al. Walking along beside the researcher: how Canadian REBs/IRBs are responding to the needs of community-based participatory research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2012 Feb;7(1):15-25.
- Kelly L, St Pierre-Hansen N. So many databases, such little clarity: Searching the literature for the topic aboriginal. Can Fam Physician. 2008;54(11):1572-3.
- Lee DE. Aboriginal students in Canada: a case study of their academic information needs and library use. J Libr Admin. 2001;33(3/4):259-92.
- Macaulay AC. Improving aboriginal health: How can health care professionals contribute? Can Fam Physician. 2009;55(4):334-9.
- Martin-Hill D, Soucy D. Ganono’se’n e yo’gwilode’ – Ethical Guidelines for Aboriginal Research Elders and Healers Roundtable. Commissioned by the Aboriginal Ethics Policy Development Project and supported by the Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2005.
- Minore B, Katt M, Hill ME. Planning without facts: Ontario's Aboriginal health information challenge. J Agromedicine. 2009;14(2):90-6.
- Pufall EL, Jones AQ, McEwen SA, Lyall C, Peregrine AS. Community-derived research dissemination strategies in an Inuit community. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2011;70(5):532-41.
- Smylie J, Anderson M. Understanding the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada: key methodological and conceptual challenges. CMAJ. 2006;175(6):602.
- Tang SY, Browne AJ. 'Race' matters: racialization and egalitarian discourses involving Aboriginal people in the Canadian health care context. Ethn Health. 2008;13(2):109-27.
- Waldram JB, Herring DA, Young TK. Aboriginal health in Canada: historical, cultural, and epidemiological perspectives. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press; 2006.
- Wilson K, Young TK. An overview of Aboriginal health research in the social sciences: current trends and future directions. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2008;67(2–3):179–189.