Open Indigenous Content

This page highlights digital Indigenous content that is freely available for anyone to access through UBC Library.

Open Databases

Xwi7xwa regrets that the Aboriginal Community Borrower Card does NOT provide access to most of the Library’s licensed database resources. The Library maintains a list of all databases that are openly accessible. This list is multidisciplinary.

Green open lock icon, used to indicate Open Access databases in the UBC Library's indexes and databases list.

Databases with significant Indigenous Content:

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UBC Library’s Open Collections has Indigenous content in the following:

UBC Library Web Archive Collections

collection includes:

    • American Indian Library Association: Subject Access and Classification Committee Subject Headings
    • Redwire Magazine
    • First Nations Social Development Society
    • National Aboriginal Health Organization
    • the Scow Institute

Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

Museum of Anthropology LogoFor a complete guide to the following resources, please visit the MOA website:

  • MOACAT: MOA’s online object catalogue, where the majority of its 40,000 collection records are available for browsing and searching.
  • Reciprocal Research Network: an online research environment that provides access to First Nations items from the Northwest Coast and British Columbia. It allows you to search through items from MOA as well as many other institutions.