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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.

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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.”


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