April 11, 2019

Gender: Identity and Social Change provides primary source material which documents the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. The collection includes sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.

March 28, 2019

Indigenous Peoples: North America enables researchers to study the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.

January 18, 2019

The ASME Digital Collection provides access to current and archival literature in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields, such as medical device research, energy resources, and nuclear engineering. It features:

  • Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present
  • Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present
  • ASME Press eBooks selected from 1984 to the present
  • ASME Standards

November 21, 2018

Carleton Library now has access to the History of Feminism database.

The History of Feminism covers the subject of feminism between 1776 –1928. It contains a range of primary and secondary resources including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles. Content is arranged into 8 key subject categories: Politics and Law, Religion and Belief, Education, Literature and Writings, Women at Home, Society and Culture, Empire, and Movements and Ideologies.

The Library was able to purchase History of Feminism thanks to generous donations made through the Campus Community Campaign.

May 29, 2018

The Journal Blacklist was created to inform the academic community of the growing number of predatory publishers. The searchable database flags journals that are probable threats, and provides a complete record of when and why a journal has been put on the blacklist.

January 8, 2018

A new business platform has been added to the Library’s holdings. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a research platform and business intelligence tool that allows researchers to easily retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources.

Registration is required and instructions for use are outlined at https://library.carleton.ca/find/databases/wrds-wharton-research-data-services, along with a list of resources included in WRDS.

Data provided through the various sources available will be of interest to faculty and researchers in a number of FPA departments - Economics, NPSIA, Political Science, Journalism and Communication.

November 21, 2016

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), digitized content of the material gathered by the RCAP commissioners is now available through a searchable database.

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was established on August 26, 1991, and submitted its report in October 1996. The RCAP was mandated to investigate and propose solutions to the challenges affecting the relationship between Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), the Canadian government and Canadian society as a whole.

The new database provides online access to documents such as intervenor project submissions, publications, research reports and hearing transcripts that supported the writing of the report of the RCAP. Previously, much of this material was only available on a CD-ROM titled For Seven Generations.

To help our users find this resource, we’ve added it to our list of databases, our library catalogue, and it can also be found with a Summon search.

October 1, 2015

Are you wondering if the journal article you just found is from an “academic” source?  Are you looking for a scholarly or open access journal that might be interested in publishing the article that you just wrote?  Use UlrichsWeb to find out.

There is information on over 300,000 scholarly, trade, corporate, and government serials worldwide, and pointers to the publishers’ web sites for added detail.

April 28, 2014

The Wire Report is a Canadian news service covering  stories affecting the telecom and media sectors.   It provides exclusive coverage of business, technology, regulatory and policy developments for decision makers across Canada. The business news service also watches regulatory developments at the CRTC, the Copyright Board, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, Industry Canada’s spectrum management branch, Canadian Heritage and the House of Commons and Senate. Coverage includes daily news, and also original, independent reporting on regulatory documents, data, interviews, etc.

September 9, 2013

Access to nearly 2,300 international newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in over 50 languages.  Publications are often available before they make it to print.  Issues can be browsed on your computer or downloaded to a mobile device for off-line reading. 

Articles can also be translated into 12 languages, and text-to-voice features are available.  Archives of up to 60 days are kept (depending on the title).

See our News Find Guide for more details.

June 14, 2013

Thanks to many generous donors to Carleton’s Campus Community Campaign, the Library is now pleased to offer access to The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003.

"When it first appeared in the hoisted hands of street corner newsboys in 1842, The Illustrated London News revolutionized journalism. The world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, it allowed readers to not only read about British and world events but to actually see them. From war and disasters to politics and the arts, it provided a vivid view of the people, places and events that, until then, most of its readers could only imagine.

Today, the Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842–2003 from Gale allows researchers to access the entire run of this groundbreaking publication in a fully searchable digital format. High-quality color facsimile images bring to life more than 150 years of social, political and cultural history for scholarly and enthusiast researchers. Subjects covered include politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising and graphic design, as well as genealogy." (From Gale Digital Collections)

You can access the Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 from the library's list of databases.


May 8, 2013

Carleton University Library is pleased to offer a new collection of historical newspapers:  The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003).

Together, these important British newspapers provide facts, firsthand accounts, and opinions of the day about political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment events from the past 200 years.

The resource features full text content and article images that are easily downloadable in pdf format.

The Guardian, published in Manchester, was founded in 1821 to promote liberal interests following the Peterloo Massacre. The newspaper was originally published weekly on Saturday, but became a daily in 1855 with the abolition of Stamp Duty on newspapers.

The Observer is published in London, and is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper. Noted for providing serious coverage of politics and literature, contributors to The Observer have included George Orwell, Vita Sackville-West, Clive James, and Philip Toynbee.

The two newspapers share a common search platform, and can also be searched simultaneously with other ProQuest Historical resources.  

April 11, 2013

The Carleton University Library is pleased to announce the launch of Heritage Passages: Bytown and the Rideau Canal, an interactive online exhibition featuring digitized items from our own Archives and Research Collections and collections elsewhere in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Heritage Passages was created under the direction of Project Leader Patti Harper (Head, Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Library), Stephen Fai (Architecture & Carleton Immersive Media Studio), Brian Greenspan (English & Carleton Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab ) and their partner the Bytown Museum. It tells the intertwining stories of the urbanization of Canada’s capital city and the construction of the Rideau Canal, and was made possible by the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Available as an online, interactive exhibition and as an on-site augmented reality experience, Heritage Passages brings together extensive archival research, thoughtful and innovative digital representation, and novel smart-phone technology to create a dynamic history of Bytown from the arrival of Colonel John By in 1826, to the incorporation of the City of Ottawa in 1855.  The exhibition allows visitors to explore the complex interactions among political, industrial, and civic forces that gave form to the future capital of Canada.  Researchers and educators will benefit from the extensive digital archive and bibliography, featuring hundreds of documents and images from Canada and the United Kingdom not previously available in a digital format.

June 27, 2012

The library has recently acquired 2 new databases - the Annual CRSP 1925 US Stock Database and the Annual CRSP 1925 US Indices Database available through CRSP Database @ CHASS.

The CRSP 1925 US Stock Database contains daily and monthly market and corporate action data for securities with primary listings on the NYSE, NYSE Amex, NASDAQ, and Arca exchanges and includes CRSP broad market indices. The CRSP 1925 US Indices Database contains five groups of CRSP indices: the CRSP Stock File Indices, the CRSP Cap-Based Portfolios, the CRSP Indices for the S&P 500 Universe, the CRSP Treasury and Inflation (CTI) Indices, and the CRSP Select Treasury Indices.

June 27, 2012

The Library now has online access to State Papers Online, 1509-1714 - a collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The papers feature the office archives and correspondence of the secretaries of state serving the Monarch as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions). This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain's international relations and foreign policy.

Check it out: http://www.library.carleton.ca/find/databases/state-papers-online-government-britain-1509-1714

March 1, 2012

This new GIS portal will allow access to selected large scale geospatial datasets owned and licensed by Ontario institutions.  Sophisticated search, discovery and analysis tools will make vector and raster data readily available to you at your fingertips.  The data can be exported in a number of popular formats, including as a shapefile, DWG, DXF, GeoTiff, and MrSID.

Scholars GeoPortal is being officially launched on March 1.   Access the Portal at:

For more information, please contact the GIS Librarian, David Sharp

October 31, 2011

CURVE (Carleton University Research Virtual Environment) is an open access repository that collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton’s academic research output and creative work.  Carleton faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to voluntarily deposit their work, ensuring long term preservation of their digital resources.

Why should you deposit your work in CURVE?

- Increased citation impact
- Long term preservation
- Quick, effective archiving of your scholarly work
- Meets some grant requirements for dissemination

Click here to learn more about CURVE.

September 23, 2011

We now have access to two new eBook collections: National Academies Press ebooks and Sage Reference Online: 2011 Encyclopedia collection.

National Academies Press eBooks

The National Academies Press eBooks website offers access to books published since 1980 in numerous subject areas and reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. NAP produces more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health.

Sage Reference Online: 2011 Encyclopedia Collection

Sage Reference Online: 2011 Collection: Encyclopedia Collection allows access to 27 encyclopedias in the social sciences.

July 5, 2011

This summer the Scholars Portal Search interface, used by many of our databases, will be discontinued. Most of these databases will be moving to the new ProQuest interface, which promises to help you “discover more”.

As well, all of our existing ProQuest databases on the old ProQuest interface will be updated to this new interface. 

The remainder of the databases on the Scholars Portal Search interface that are not part of the ProQuest family will be redirected to the appropriate vendor site.

Which databases will be affected?

  • EconLIT
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • PAIS
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • PsycINFO
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Canadian Newsstand
  • CBCA
  • Dissertations & Theses Full-Text

... and many more

What this means for you:

  • Same content: no loss in coverage
  • Updated interface with easier navigation using lightboxes
  • Improved ability to refine searches
  • All the same advanced features: special thesauri, ability to print, export to RefWorks, search alerts

For help with the transition:

When will this happen?

We will be starting to change our links over in early July and hope to have everything migrated by the end of the month.