Featured Collection: Graphic Novels

July 28, 2022

Graphic novels are a medium to convey a variety of genres and topics- fiction and non fiction. "Using sequential art as a story telling device, graphic novels provide highly accessible glimpses into the world of their creators, but in unpredictable ways" (Kristof Avramsson, Library Graphic Novels Display, 2016).

Edward Said (2007) described the power of comics to "say what couldn’t otherwise be said, perhaps what wasn’t permitted to be said or imagined, defying the ordinary processes of thought, which are policed, shaped and re-shaped by all sorts of pedagogical as well as ideological pressures" (introduction to Joe Sacco's Palestine, 2001).


New Resource: Curio.ca

July 20, 2022

Curio.ca provides streaming access to educational video and audio content from CBC and Radio-Canada. It includes programs from The National, Le téléjournal, as well as segments from national and local radio news and episodes from regular television broadcasts (including The Fifth Estate, Marketplace, The Nature of Things). Curio.ca also hosts arts and entertainment programming, including performances from the Stratford Festival, CBC/Radio-Canada drama and comedy programs, and children's programming.


New Resource: Policy Commons

June 27, 2022

Thanks to the Canadian Policy Research Network (CPRN) Endowment Fund, Carleton Library has access to Policy Commons, which gives access to reports and documents from nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, think tanks, government agencies, and educational institutions. The platform also archives lost or orphan content from defunct and inactive policy organizations.


Featured Collection: Indigenous Peoples and Communities

June 21, 2022

June is National Indigenous History Month, and today on the summer solstice, it’s National Indigenous Peoples Day. Library staff have assembled a sample collection of academic books, children's literature, memoirs, and more from Indigenous voices, researchers, and story-tellers.

The Library also has subject guides if you would like more information on Indigenous studies, policy & administration, languages, and cartographic resources.


New Resource: LGBTQ+ Source Database

June 10, 2022

Thanks to the Dr. Ann Denis Endowment, the Library has a new subscription for LGBTQ+ Source database

LGBTQ+ Source provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, as well as historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.

For those interested, here is more information on Dr. Ann Denis, who completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton, as well as going on to do many great things in sociology, and women and gender studies. The Library is very thankful for this generous gift.


Featured Collection: Pride Month

June 9, 2022

To celebrate Pride Month, Library staff have assembled a sample of LGBTQ2IA+ titles we have at Carleton. Happy Pride!


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.


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.


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 Collections_Librarians@library.carleton.ca