Use the Omni tool to find books, government documents, conference proceedings, and journals.
Detailed instructions for using Omni can be found on the library's Omni Help Guide.
Contents of this guide include:
- Tips for searching with Omni
- How to find books using Omni
- How to find journal articles using Omni
- How to login to Omni to access your library account.
- How to reset your password
- Cambridge University Press eBooks.
- Canadian Publishers Collection Includes major Canadian University Presses, among them the University of Toronto Press, the UBC Press, Les Presses de l'Université du Québec and McGill-Queen's University Press.
- Columbia International Affairs Online
- Directory of Open Access Books
- eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
- Ebook Central (previously ebrary® e-books) Fulltext of books from academic publishers, as well as books and reports from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres.
- Google Books
- IMF eLibrary
- OAPEN Library
- OECD iLibrary
- Oxford Scholarship Online: ebook collections from Oxford University Press covering Economics & Finance, Business & Management, and Political Science.
- O'Reilly (formerly Safari Books Online) technology, digital media and business books and videos online
- Scholars Portal Books Fulltext available for books from the following publishers: Springer, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, Cambridge University Press, Canadian presses and government and non-governmental organizations
- Springer eBooks
- UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
- Wiley Online Library
- World Bank e-Library
See a full list of ebook collections.
- University of Ottawa
Catalogue of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Offers Over 62,000,000 million bibliographic records.
- Library and Archives Canada
- HathiTrust Digital Library preserves and provides lawful access to the 17+ million digitized items
- Library of Congress
- British Library
- WATMEDIA searchable database of 50K+ film and video titles held by other Ontario universities
Policy Commons - international think tank, non-governmental organizations, and selected government and inactive organization literature.
This Harvard Think Tank Search is a custom Google search of more than 690 think tank websites.
Search 15 Think Tanks (U.S.) at the same time, via Google Custom Search.
- Canadian Public Documents Collection Collection of publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups
- Conference Board of Canada e-Library
- NBER (National Bureau of Economics Research) Working Papers
- Policy File Index Provides access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature
- Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) A non-profit research organization, created specifically to develop, field test, and rigorously evaluate new programs
Grey literature is defined as "information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" ie. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body." ICGL Luxembourg definition, 1997. Expanded in New York, 2004
Types of Grey Literature
- Government Information
- Theses and Dissertations
- Conference Proceedings (select Conference Proceedings Citation Index)
- Newspapers and Magazines
- Think Tanks
- Alternative Press Index - Indexes over 300 periodicals, newspapers and magazines which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change. 90% of the publications indexed in API are unique.
- Canadian Research Index (Provides detailed citations to monographs and serial publications in the Microlog microfiche collection)
- GreyNet: Grey Literature Network Service
- Grey Matters (a checklist for health technology assessment from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH))
- Grey Literature Report (searchable bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM))
- Policy Commons (database to think tank literature)
How RSS feeds can be useful - use them to stay current on your topic.
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database
Alternative Press Index
World News Connection
Use citation databases to find if a particular author and/or paper has been cited by other authors.
Business Source Complete
Canada Plans to Be the Leader in Legal Weed. Author:
Popplewell, Brett. Source: Bloomberg Businessweek. 4/24/2017, Issue 4519, p32-34. 2p.
Cited References (9) Times Cited in this Database (1)
Web of Science
Select Cited Reference Search from top tool bar.
You have the article
Russill, Chris, Truth and opinion in climate change discourse: The Gore-Hansen disagreement (2011)Public Understanding of Science, 20 (6) , pp. 796-809.
Enter one author in cited author box
Russill C* (use surname, first initial and truncation symbol)
Retrieve abbreviation of journal name from list provided, and enter year of publication. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE 2011
Deselect disciplines not relevant from listing under Citation Databases
From the list, select the article and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
Results show the article has been cited 41 times - the most recent in 2015.
Note the option Create Alert to be notified of any future citing of this article.
Choose Author Search from top tool bar.
Enter author's name and affiliation if known
Young, Liam Cole
Select displayed result. On right hand side all published articles by the author will be listed. Click on article for citing references.
Remember to see if a citing article has itself been cited.
For Current Newspapers/News:
Key Databases (or view full listing)
- Canadian Newsstream - major dailies
- Factiva - Global news coverage
- Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database
- PressReader current news from around the world (rolling 90 day window)
For Historical Canadian & Other Newspapers:
Maclean's Magazine Archive (1905-2015)
The Globe and Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844
New York Times Archives1851-2005
Toronto Star: Pages of the Past (Toronto Star)
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
Time Magazine Archive (1923-2000) (Time Inc.)
News Monitoring Services:
Global Economic Monitor (World Bank)
NVivo is just one of many software packages available that can help you with qualitative data analysis. Keep track of all data associated with your project, code your data, create models to help organize your research, run queries on your coded data, create charts and reports for sharing with others...
In the Library's Omni tool by Subject under Qualitative Research to find books in the collection, including:
Dictionary of qualitative inquiry by Thomas A Schwandt
Encyclopedia of evaluation edited by Sandra Mathison
Doing qualitative research : a comprehensive guide by David Silverman and Amir Marvasti
Explore the subject guide Data Science
Economic and business data available from
- Bloomberg - help guides available
- CRSP - US stock data
Data Centre at Carleton
- Statistical Consulting
- The library provides a statistical consulting service for the software Stata and SPSS. Researchers may book an appointment with a consultant.
Visit the Scholarly Communications page for news and information on open access and Carleton University Open Access Policy.
- 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.
Writing the dissertation:
- Mapping your thesis : the comprehensive manual of theory and techniques for masters and doctoral research LB2369.W49 2011
- Principles of writing research papers LB2369.L393 2011
- Revising your dissertation : advice from leading editors LB2369.R49 2008
- Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process. 3rd ed. LB2369.R83 2007
- Demystifying Dissertation Writing: A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text. LB2369.S55 2010
- Completing your qualitative dissertation : a road map from beginning to end H62.B58555 2012
Publishing Journal Articles:
- Writing for Academic Journals (e-book in our collection)
Social Media is now an important aspect of journalism. Here are a few resources to use:
- 100 Twitter Tools
- Digital Journalism
- Map Your Twitter Followers
- Members of Parliament
- Newspaper Map (browse newspapers on Google Maps)
- Social Media Today
- Twitter for Newsrooms
- WeFollow: Twitter