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ABI/Inform This link opens in a new window
The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as The Economist and Sloan Management Review, company/country/industry-focused reports, and major news sources like the Wall Street Journal. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
ALLDATA Collision and Repair This link opens in a new window
Access restricted to use on computers at the Campbell River campus. It is not available at other NIC campuses or from off campus. Login on webpage to access.

ALLDATA Collision: is the industry’s #1 automotive collision repair software. It delivers unedited OEM data targeted specifically to auto body repair shops, including body and frame sectioning, handling of new materials, evolving technologies such as hybrids and panel replacement, and more. Includes TSBs, DTCs, and 300K+ interactive wiring diagrams.
BC Historical Newspapers This link opens in a new window
Log in here to access the historical archives of The Province (1894-2010), The Times Colonist (1884-2010) and The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010).

Anyone in British Columbia or the Yukon with a computer or mobile device can access 125+ years of digital news archives at no charge, remotely, anytime – no authentication required. This online access is made possible through a collaboration of academic, public, and school libraries across B.C.

Log in straight from this page to search nearly 5 million digitized pages of news, ads, images and more that showcase B.C.'s heritage – a remarkable trove of content for research, teaching, and learning.
Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America contains citations for newspapers, magazines, academic journals, books, reviews, and trade publications from the United States and Canada with expanded content from Great Britain and Australia.
This database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, linguists, theologians, and policymakers. BIPNA will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the contributions and lived experiences of North America's Indigenous peoples.
Community Information Tool This link opens in a new window
The Community Information Tool compiles over 40 data sets offering insights into regions across B.C. with integrated socio-economic, connectivity and community assets data. This interactive tool supports community, regional and province-wide planning, which is essential to building thriving communities.
You can learn more about a specific area of the province, or discover an area with particular characteristics. You can also compare different types of areas such as communities, census subdivisions, regional districts and more.
Diversity Collection This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Alt-PressWatch,
Diversity Collection provides a global view of some of the biggest topics in diversity, equity, and inclusion. It focuses on ethnic, minority, and Indigenous presses, grassroots newspapers and magazines, and journals, news and newsletters focusing on gender and sexuality. The collection aims to bring out dissenting and minority voices to support research and teaching in women's studies, LGBTQ studies, ethnic studies, and more.
Early Encounters in North America This link opens in a new window
Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
Environmental Science Database This link opens in a new window
A full-text database that covers comprehensive scholarly output, managed by an expert editorial team overseeing content selection and indexing supported by a controlled vocabulary

The Environmental Science Database is a cross-disciplinary resource of full-text content of global literature across this field and related disciplines. It provides the most complete collection of resources available to support research and learning in environmental science and related fields. Content is selected from several specialist topic resources in disciplines such as engineering, biotechnology, bacteriology, atmospheric science, ecology, and biology.
Informit Indigenous Collection This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Research authoritative Australian and global content
Informit’s Indigenous Collection brings together ground-breaking and emerging research with topical and historical issues paramount to Indigenous studies across the world. Offering broad scope for critical international engagement and debate surrounding Indigenous culture, health, human geography and other important aspects, this inter-disciplinary platform gives definitive voice to Indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
NCTR Archives This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Archives
The NCTR Archives are intended to be a powerful agent of change in the country, allowing visitors to understand the history of Canada and the mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples. The archives currently house more than five million records in the collection, the majority of those created or collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) during its mandate. The NCTR also actively collects records on various issues and subject areas important to Indigenous communities across the country.

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