First voices first

Opening up access to make voices heard


We’re really passionate here at Emerald about making research that matters as impactful as possible – that’s why we’ve started a new pilot project with The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).

Working alongside COPPUL and the University of Saskatchewan, we are providing research content access to a selection of Indigenous post-secondary institutions and communities.

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere. By highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

Find out about our team in North America

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Registering for access

For communities and colleges without a local library, access the full text of 120 Emerald journals by setting up an individual account with your community unique OAN code. This code is only used once to authorize your registration with your community and college. 

How to get your OAN code

To get your OAN code, please see your local contacts below.

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Please click the box 'I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Private Policy.'  For The First voices first project, we have unique terms and conditionsPlease note that by registering for access via the Emerald Insight registration page, you are agreeing to the First voices first project terms and conditions of use set out below.

After registration, an email will be sent to the email you registered. Click the link in the email to confirm your email address to be redirected to the login page to set your email and password. 

Bookmark this link to sign in each time with your email and password.

Contacts for OAN codes

Students, staff, and faculty at Northlands College can set up access with their Northlands email address. To obtain the unique OAN code required to register for access, contact the Student IT Helpdesk: [email protected].

Members of the Muskoday First Nation can set up access using any email address. To obtain the unique OAN code required to register for access, contact Suzy Bear: [email protected].

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Members of the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council can set up access using any email address. To obtain the unique OAN code required to register for access, contact Pearl Yuzicappi: [email protected]

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To search for material you have full text access to click the 'Advanced Search' option. From there click on the drop down menu under 'Access type' and select 'Only content I have access to'.  All other material may be subject to a rental fee.

Community access

Access to the full text of 120 Emerald Journals on Emerald Insight is being provided through local public libraries. Log in to your library at:

For communities without a local library, access the full text of 120 Emerald journals by registering on our Emerald Insight platform.

College access

Students and faculty in the following learning institutions can access the full text of 120 Emerald journals on Emerald Insight when you log in to your library website:

Students and faculty in the following learning institution can access the full text of 120 Emerald journals by registering on our Emerald Insight platform.

We at UCN see this partnership with a great deal of anticipation and we really think the services it will offer to our students will be invaluable. We are grateful to COPPUL, the University of Saskatchewan, and Emerald Publishing for making this collaboration happen and for including us at UCN.

Harvey Briggs, Associate Vice-President Reconciliation, Research and Academic Innovation, University College of the North.

Highlighted content

Our goal for this project is to get more relevant information and research resources into the hands of people who need it and beyond the walls of academia. If you are interested in continuing professional development opportunities, lifelong learning, and growing your business, give the Emerald Insight database a try.

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As an Indigenous librarian, I'm excited to see free access to Emerald database content open up to Indigenous communities and post-secondaries. It's one small step in the journey to correct historical wrongs related to research and Indigenous peoples and it warms my heart.

Deborah Lee, Indigenous Studies Collections and Initiatives librarian, University of Saskatchewan

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Indigenous Voices

Now, more than ever, we believe that research is most impactful when a diverse range of voices is included.

We know academic research has an important role in bringing about a more inclusive society, so we are working towards greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in everything we do.

As a publisher with strong commitment to provision of quality information and education for all, we’re excited to be supporting this pilot study with COPPUL. In particular, we’re interested in how this pilot can be extended beyond initial information access to participation through Indigenous scholarly authorship. Our belief is that all voices should be heard through the scholarly record, and it’s important that we don’t impose a one-size-fits-all approach to participation. We look forward to listening, learning, and ensuring we respond with appropriate products and services.

Vicky Williams, Group CEO, Emerald Publishing

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