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- OMNI - Searches the entire libraries collection, including books, journal articles, trade publications and news
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Books on Research Methods and Referance Materials
Look for books on research software and methodologies in OMNI. Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries will help you get a basic understanding of your topic. We also have specialized collections on research methodology:
- Sage Research Methods
- Wiley Encyclopedia of Management
- The AMA Dictionary of Business and Management
Find Dissertations and Theses
- Conducting a Literature Review - Carleton University
- The Literature Review: A Few Tips on Conducting It - University of Toronto
- Academic writing: What is a literature review? - Simon Fraser University
- Literature Review - Deakin University Library
- Learn to Write a Review of Literature - University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Guidelines for Writing a Literature Review - University of Minnesota, Duluth
Sample titles from Carleton's book collection:
- 7 steps to a comprehensive literature review 2016
- Systematic approaches to a successful literature review 2012
- Doing your literature review: traditional and systematic techniques 2011
- The literature review: six steps to success 2009
Explore Subject Guides available from the library website.
Scholarly databases often have a specific disciplinary focus or they are considered interdisciplinary and may cover many disciplines. Academic articles often go through a peer review process.
On this page:
- Discipline Specific Databases
- Interdisciplinary Databases
- Citation Chaining
- Tips for Journal Article Searching
- Evaluating Journal Quality
- Business Source Complete
- EconLit - Economics
- Emerald Management eJournals
- PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
- PsycINFO - Psychology-related database often used for organizational behavior.
- Subject Specific Library Guides - A collection of guides maintained by the MacOdrum Library Staff. They will point you to resources used by specific disciplines.
- OMNI - Search most content in the library. Including Journal articles and books.
- Google Scholar
- Web of Science
Find articles by following citations. Some databases will allow you to find articles that are cited in your article of interest or articles that cite your article of interest. If you found an article that matches your topic the databases below will help you find research that cited that article.
- Within a database, limit your search to scholarly (also called academic or peer-reviewed) articles when it is appropriate to disregard other resources.
- Never limit to full-text only as we may subscribe to the journal you find from another vendor. Use the Get it! icon to search for the full text when it is not immediately available.
- Use available options to search more than one database at a time.
- Sort by relevance or newest titles first.
- Examine the keywords on the record for additional search terms.
- Look for the option to Create an Alert. You are then notified when a new entry is added to the database that meets your search criteria.
- Use the Interlibrary Loans RACER form to request items not held at Carleton’s library.
For Current Newspapers/News:
For Historical Canadian & Other Newspapers:
News Monitoring Services:
Global Economic Monitor (World Bank)
The library provides services around and access to data and statistics for research.
On this page
- Aggregate Data and Statistics
- Financial and Market Data
- Research Data
- Carleton Library Data Services
Governments collect enormous amounts of data which they make freely available to the public. The library has experts to help you understand what is available and navigate these resources.
Canadian Government Examples
- Statistics Canada
- Federal Government Open Data Portal
- Government of Ontario Open Data Portal
- City of Ottawa Open Data
International Organization Examples
Microdata is referring to the data that has not been aggregated in anyway. For surveys the data would be at the level of individuals, households or businesses. Government bodies like Statistics Canada make microdata available for researchers to analyze. Some surveys have been made into Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs). PUMFS are anonymized meaning that detail has been stripped away so individuals cannot be identified. This data is available for researcher to access. Datasets that have not been anonymized are available, but are heavily restricted requiring an application process and the research to visit a secure location for access.
- <odesi> - Access Statistics Canada PUMFs and public opinion data from other sources. <odesi> help guide.
- Research Data Centres - These are physical locations that allow researchers to access restricted Statistics Canada data. They provide a list of data available. There is an application process.
- Carleton's Data Resources - The MacOdrum Library's Guide to data resources available.
The library subscribes to services that provide financial and market data for researchers. This data is generally derived from cooperate filings made by publicly traded companies and markets.
- Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) - This tools allows access to financial datasets that specific institutions subscribe to. Carleton's major subscriptions include:
- TSX Quarterly CFMRC - Stock data from the Toronto Stock Exchange
Some researchers make the data behind their publications available. This has been made a requirement by some research funding bodies and journals. The amount of research data that is available is still limited, but is growing. Research data is available through repositories:
Carleton Library Data Services
- Statistical Consulting The library provides a statistical consulting service for the software Stata, SPSS and Excel. Consultants will answer questions about quantitative data analysis including statistical analysis procedures. Researchers may book an appointment with a consultant.
- Research Data Management - Information on creating a data management plan and how to share your research data through repositories like Dataverse
- GIS and Geospatial Analysis - MacOdrum Library provides help services as well as access to software and data for geospatial analysis.
- Writing for Publication
- Writing for Scholarly Journals
- Open Access Publishing This video gives an overview of open access publishing – what it is and how it works – and outlines the open access requirements created by the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
- Curve An open access repository which holds academic research output and creative work voluntarily deposited by Carleton faculty, staff and students, as well as all dissertations and theses produced at Carleton
- Directory of Open Access Journals A multidisciplinary database of 5125 open access journals. Currently 2117 journals are searchable at the article level.
- Research Impact: Scholarly Communication @ Carleton University keep up to date on open access and scholarly communication activities at Carleton University and beyond.