From now until December 3rd we’re trialing two new databases at Xwi7xwa Library: Ancestry Library Edition and Ethnic NewsWatch.


Ancestry library Edition
is a partnership between ancestry.com and ProQuest, and offers a wealth of genealogical resources from the United States and the United Kingdom, alongside record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other countries.

You can access Ancestry Library Edition through the UBC Library Index and Database collection, or find a research guide for the databases here. We’d really appreciate your feedback on this resource, which you can give in person or by following this link.


Ethnic NewsWatch
offers coverage of grassroots, community, and independent press publications and is particularly valuable as a source of Indigenous newspapers and newsletters. It is an older database, as you might notice from the terminology and metadata it uses, but is still being updated with new issues of community-led and small press Indigenous publications.

You can access and explore Ethnic NewsWatch through the UBC Library Index and database collection, or visit ProQuest’s research guide for further information. Once again, we welcome and feedback on both the contents and the experience of using the resource, either in person or through the feedback form.

We’re running these trials to see how these resources might fit your needs and the needs of our collection at Xwi7xwa, so please get in touch and let us know what you think.

UPDATE – log-in to Usernames & Passwords working as expected now.

Certain online resources require additional log-in information – like a Username & Password that is shared by everyone. This info is usually hidden and requires Users to log into a secondary level.

For example, access to the BC Building Code (click here). You need to log in to get the Username & Password to access the Code… but it isn’t working.

A ticket has been submitted, and we hope that access to these types of resources (that have a hidden page with additional log-in info) can be fixed soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE #2 : Access to Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference has been temporarily restored on a new site. Access on & off campus (via EZproxy).

UPDATE: Access to AHFS Drug Information has been temporarily restored on a new siteHowever, access is on campus, Library branch or via UBCSecure only.

UBC Library has lost access to AHFS Drug Information, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Stockley’s Drug Interactions on MedicinesComplete. We are working on it.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Are you interested in learning more about ethics? Check out Ethics Unwrapped, a free collection of 4 online video series produced by the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. You can view videos on topics such as Sustainability, Conformity Bias, Corporate Social Responsibility, Groupthink, and […]

Criterion-on-Demand will be down for scheduled maintenance and upgrades from 10:00 pm PDT Friday, July 28th to 7:00 am PDT Monday, July 31st.

Are you wondering whether we still have access to Hoover’s Company Profiles? Yes, we still have Hoover’s but, as part of ProQuest’s simplification process, Hoover’s Company Profiles are now part of the Business Market Research Collection (BMRC), which brings four sources together to help students more easily conduct the research they need to produce business […]
David Lam Library at UBC Sauder provides access to Bloomberg terminals in Wayne Deans Investment Analysis Centre (WDIAC) and Leith Wheeler lab (Room 222 in the Canaccord Learning Commons). The terminals in WDIAC are for Sauder student use only. The terminals can be booked online (select Book Lab Terminals under Canaccord Learning Commons). Please note […]

UPDATE: Access has been restored to both databases!

WenziBase databases, 中国方志库 Erudition and Complete Siku (Erudition) 全四庫, are both down.

From WenziBase:

“We suffered an outage due to technical issues beyond our control that caused data loss, and we are trying to restore service as quickly as possible, but unfortunately it will likely take a few days.  We will send another update when we have a better estimate on when the service will be restored.  We apologize for this interruption.”

Stay tuned for updates.

Have you discovered that our library subscribes to Vividata (formerly “Print Measurement Bureau” or PMB)? This database includes information on Canadians’ usage of over 3500 products and services. Information includes their demographics, attitudes, media consumption, retail outlets, frequency of usage and (when sponsored) the brands they use. This database has a newly redesigned interface. Once […]

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