CARTO 2022 registration is now open

May 11, 2022

Registration for the CARTO-ACMLA virtual conference, CARTO 2022: Mapping through a changing world, is now open.

Registration is free, and the program includes an exciting mix of new and historical GIS and mapping information that will offer something for everyone. Join us on Zoom from June 13 to 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. EDT.


Carleton Invests in $2 Million Future Learning Lab

May 5, 2022

Carleton University is creating a new space to bring educators and students together to share, research and design thanks to $1 million in funding from the Government of Ontario and a matching contribution from the university.

This investment from the province’s Training Equipment and Renewal Fund will support the transformation of the fourth floor of the MacOdrum Library, including the Discovery Centre, into a newly designed space called the Future Learning Lab.

Check out the full release from the Department of University Communications here.


New Resource: Integrum

May 4, 2022

Integrum is the largest collection of mass media databases of Russia, Ukraine and the countries of ex-USSR covering a wide range of topics.

Integrum contains more than 120,000 titles with 300,000 new articles being added daily. The scope of the databases covers all national and regional newspapers and magazines, statistics, official publications, archives of the leading national and international information agencies, full text of thousands of literary works, dictionaries, and more.


Featured Collection: Rare Marginalia (Archives & Special Collections)

May 3, 2022

Marginalia are notes written in the margins, or near the text of a book, by a previous owner or reader. Marginalia can provide interesting insights into the various, often unidentified, people who have come in contact with a particular book. This collection provides a sample of books within Archives and Special Collections with marginalia.


Archives & Special Collections is now offering walk-in reference access to collections

May 2, 2022

As of May 2, Archives & Special Collections is offering walk-in reference access to our collections. Also, he doors to Room 581 are open for anyone who needs to consult material in the Ottawa Resource Collection, rare books, special collections and archival material.

If you are interested in viewing archival material, search for archival collections here first, then we ask you to please contact and provide information about the material you would like to consult. This will help us make sure the material is available for you to view when you visit as it can take 48 hours for us to retrieve it.

If you are looking to access rare books and special collections, such as the Ottawa Resource Collection, you can complete an Omni search as well, which will help us pull materials for you faster when you visit.

At this time masks are still required while visiting MacOdrum Library. For more information see our visit the Building page.

For questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


New Name for Bibliography of Native North Americans

April 29, 2022

Good news! We subscribe to a database that recently changed its name. Formerly called Bibliography of Native North Americans, it is now changed to Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America.


Funding received for research data management webinar series

April 13, 2022

Carleton University has received a funding grant from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada to implement “Beyond the RDM checkbox: An RDM webinar series to build expertise for all”.

This webinar series will allow us to offer the Carleton community increased awareness of Research Data Management (RDM) through the publication of an online repository of existing training materials and through delivery of a proposed RDM webinar series at Carleton University in Spring 2023.

“Essentially, we want to help explain and show our community how research data management can help them” says Jane Fry, Data Services Librarian, and the project lead. “This webinar series will go a long way in helping us to do that.”

The project has a number of objectives at its core, namely to:

  • Expand support for RDM activities at Carleton by the training of librarians and research facilitators through the proposed webinar series;
  • Apply new skills and knowledge of the research community through increased uptake of RDM tools available to Carleton researchers; and
  • Increase accessibility to RDM resources through the development of adaptable webinars for other institutions.

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada plays a critical role in advancing the Government of Canada’s National DRI Strategy. It coordinates and funds activities related to and including Advanced Research Computing, Research Data Management, and Research Software.

“There are a number of steps that need to take place in order to get the webinar series running and the project team has already begun the work to get this moving,” says Andrea Lawrance, Director, Carleton Office for Research Initiatives and Services. “The work that has gone into developing this project will help us deliver this important webinar series to the Carleton community and beyond.”

These steps include: hiring graduate students to undertake an environmental scan of existing training materials and identifying gaps; put together the identified training content in an accessible training repository; developing webinar series content, including a pilot with a small group of researchers and stakeholders; and delivering the inaugural run of the webinar series.

For more about the funding announcement, see the recent announcement from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.


Find out how you can use Covidence at an information and demonstration session

April 12, 2022

Carleton University now has an institutional subscription to Covidence, a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of knowledge syntheses.

While Covidence specifically mentions systematic reviews, it can also be used for scoping reviews, comprehensive literature reviews, meta-syntheses, meta-narratives, and other types of literature reviews. It supports citation screening, full-text review, risk of bias assessment, extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the export of data and references.

Anyone with a Carleton University email account can have an institutional account to Covidence. For more information, check out the Covidence guide.

Information and demonstration sessions:

Wednesday, April 27, 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 3, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 12 to 12:30 p.m.

Please send an email to to request the zoom link for a specific session.


Featured Collection: New Titles

April 11, 2022

Take a look at what new titles have been added to Carleton Library's collection in the past month! Questions or comments? Please contact


Janes temporarily available only via Databases page (not in Omni)

April 1, 2022

We recently learned that Janes is remodeling their website, and this has caused all Omni links to Janes products (e.g. Defence & Security Module, Janes Magazines, Aircraft Unmanned, etc.) to break. Janes has confirmed that while their website is still running, the new version will not be finalized until the end of May. We do not expect Janes products to be findable in Omni again until sometime at the end of June or mid-July.

In the meantime, all Janes products in Omni have been deactivated. Instead, Janes is available only through its Databases A-Z entry, IHS Janes: Defence & Security Intelligence & Analysis. Please also note that you may still see Janes resources in Omni for the next 24-48 hours while deactivations are processed.


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