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To bridge the digital divide across Alberta, the University of Alberta and University of Calgary collaborated to extend their licenses to Alberta’s hospitals, research, government, and post-secondary institutions.

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JAMA Journals

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
JAMA Journals 2-3% 3% 0%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
JAMA Titles 1.32 1.36 1.25

Customer Service
(800) 262-2350
subscriptions@jamanetwork.com


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DSM-5 Psychiatry Online

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DSM-5 * -- -- 0%
Psychiatry Online * -- 4% 0%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019 Exchange Rates 2020 Exchange Rates 2021 Exchange Rates
DSM-5 * -- 1.35 1.31
Psychiatry Online * 1.34 1.32 1.31
  * calendar-year subscription

Technical Support Contact
institutions@psych.org


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APA PsycArticles APA PsycBooks APA PsycInfo

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Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
APA PsycArticles 2% 2-3% 3%
APA PsycBooks 2% 2% 3%
APA PsycInfo 2% 2-3% 3%
For technical support assistance, see Ovid or EBSCO pages for contact information.  

Marika Braschler
Sales Account Manager, Western Region, Publications & Databases
(202) 336-5713
mbraschler@apa.org


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bmj.com BMJ Collection

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Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
BMJ 3% 3% 0%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
bmj.com 1.33 1.37 1.26
BMJ Collection 1.33 1.34 1.26

BMJ Technical Support
(855) 458-0579
ussupport@bmjgroup.com


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CSA Standards (TechStreet)

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Clarivate Analytics, TechStreet -- -- --

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
TechStreet 1.33 -- --

TechStreet Subscriptions and Technical Support
(800) 699-9277
techstreet.service@thomsonreuters.com


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Academic Search Complete APA PsycArticles APA PsycInfo DynaMed
CINAHL Complete CINAHL Plus with Full Text EBSCO Full Text Package EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection
EBSCO eBook Clinical Collection MEDLINE with Full Text Natural & Alternative Treatments Nursing Reference Center
Nursing Reference Center Plus PEMSoft Sport Discus with Full Text

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
EBSCO - Bibliographic and Full Text 2.5% 2.5% 2%
EBSCO - Individual Journals 4.4% -- --
EBSCO - Point of Care Tools 2.5% 3% 0%
EBSCO - eBooks -- 3% 2%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
Bibliographic; Full Text; Point-of-Care Tools 1.34 1.34 1.26
APA PsycArticles; APA PsycInfo -- 1.37 1.26

Technical Support
(800) 758-5995
support@ebsco.com


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Clinical Key JournalsDirect

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
JournalsDirect * 6.5% 6.2% 5.6%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019 Exchange Rates 2020 Exchange Rates 2021 Exchange Rates
JournalsDirect * 1.34 1.32 1.28
* calendar-year subscription  

Science Direct Technical Support
(888) 615-4500
usinfo@elsevier.com

Clinical Support Tools
(877) 857-1047
iestechsupport@elsevier.com


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VisualDx

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
VisualDx 3% 3% 2%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
VisualDx 1.33 1.34 1.25
 

Technical Support
(800) 357-7611 option #5
support@logicalimages.com


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AccessMedicine JAMAevidence OMMBID

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
McGraw-Hill 3-3.2% 3-5% 3%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
AccessMedicine 1.33 1.37 ; 1.43 1.26
JAMAevidence 1.33 1.42 ; 1.43 1.26
OMMBID 1.34 1.36 --

Technical Support
(888) 307-5974
customersuccess@mheducation.com


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NEJM

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Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
NEJM 3% 3.5% 1.25%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
NEJM 1.33 1.33 1.26

Customer Support
(800) 843-6356
nejmcust@mms.org


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OrthoEvidence

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OrthoEvidence 0% 0% --

Customer Support
(289) 337-5717
info@myorthoevidence.com


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Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) APA PsycArticles APA PsycBooks APA PsycInfo
Bates Visual Guide - with OSCEs Bates Visual Guide - excluding OSCEs EMBASE ERIC
Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) JBI (Joanna Briggs Institute)
LWW Total Access Collection Visual Body

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
Ovid - AMED, HaPI, IPA 2-3% 2-3% 2%
Ovid - Bates Visual Guides 4% 4% 2%
Ovid - EBMR 8.6% 4.5-6% 0%
Ovid - EMBASE 3.5% 3.5% 3%
Ovid - EMCARE 3% 3% 2%
Ovid - LWW 4.5% 4.5% 3%
Ovid - Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) * 3% 3% 3%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
Bibliographic; Full Text; eBooks 1.34 1.34 1.26
JBI (Joanna Briggs Institute) * -- 1.33 1.33
  * calendar-year subscription  

Technical Support
(800) 343-0064 option #2
support@ovid.com


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SAGE Journals

Vendor Inflation

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SAGE 0.05% -- --

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
Individual Journals 1.34 -- --

Shane McCarthy
Sales Manager, North America
(805) 410-7478
Shane.McCarthy@sagepub.com


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Springer Journals

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Springer 5% -- --

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
Individual Journals 1.34 -- --
 

Customer Care
(800) 777-4643
americasupport@SpringerNature.com


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Lippincott Procedures Lippincott Advisor

Vendor Inflation

Product 2019 Increase 2020 Increase 2021 Increase
Lippincott Procedures - 4% 2%
Lippincott Advisor - 4% 2%

Annual Exchange Rates

With the exception of Canadian publishers, HKN is invoiced exclusively in USD. To decrease the risk of fluctuating exchange risks to either party, HKN provides quotes in USD and then invoices in CAD based on the exchange rate that was used to pay the vendor invoice. These rates are provided to our subscribers when they are invoiced.
Product 2019/20 Exchange Rates 2020/21 Exchange Rates 2021/22 Exchange Rates
Lippincott Nursing Advisor 1.31 1.34 1.26
Lippincott Nursing Procedures 1.32 1.34 1.26
 

Technical Support
(844) 303-4860
lns-support@wolterskluwer.com


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Until the early nineties, health practitioners from Alberta’s two medical schools did not have access to health information resources after graduation. The cost of licensing and providing local IT infrastructure for health information resources before the arrival of the Web also impeded access for Alberta’s remaining post-secondary institutions.

 

With start-up funding from AHFMR (Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research), the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the faculties of medicine of both universities, the Health Knowledge Network (HKN) was established.