Featured Collection: Black History Month

February 1, 2023

In honour of Black History Month, this featured collection presents a selection of books that feature Black voices and illustrate elements of the Black experience. Topics include Black History in Canada, Black LGBTQ2S+ voices, poetry, literature, and more.


 

Featured Collection: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 25, 2023

January 27th marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Please visit the Library's Featured Collection of selected works to commemorate the victims of the WWII Nazi regime and to promote Holocaust awareness and education.


 

Spotlight on Collections-  Africa Commons: History, Society, and Culture

January 23, 2023

January 24th is UNESCO's World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture - and we are excited to highlight a new resource at the Library!

Africa Commons: History, Society, and Culture indexes African organizations, collections, and documents from openly available sites worldwide- It currently has 300,000 digital cultural artifacts chosen from more than 2100 collections, including books, magazines, comics, photographs, music, maps, letters, and diaries. Featured content includes Speak Magazine, HK Banda Archives, Mighty Man Comics, Genocide Archive of Rwanda, Commemorative African Fabrics, Anti-Apartheid Ephemera, Political Speeches, Nigerian Music, and more.

Carleton University is the first Canadian institution to become a founding member purchaser of the Africa Commons Project. For more information, please visit https://coherentdigital.net/africacommons


 

New Resource: Africa Commons: History, Society, and Culture

December 19, 2022

Africa Commons: History, Society, and Culture is a new database that indexes African organizations, collections, and documents from openly available sites worldwide- It currently has 300,000 digital cultural artifacts chosen from more than 2100 collections, including books, magazines, comics, photographs, music, maps, letters, and diaries. Featured content includes Speak Magazine, HK Banda Archives, Mighty Man Comics, Genocide Archive of Rwanda, Commemorative African Fabrics, Anti-Apartheid Ephemera, Political Speeches, Nigerian Music, and more.

Carleton University is the first Canadian institution to become a founding member purchaser of the Africa Commons Project. For more information, please visit https://coherentdigital.net/africacommons

Date coverage: 1500-2000


 

New Resource: Women and Social Movements, International, 1840-Present

December 16, 2022

Women and Social Movements, International, 1840-Present is a collection of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. This cross-searchable database contains the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made.

Date Coverage: 1840-present


 

New Resources: MacLean's Magazine Archive and Time Magazine Archive

December 15, 2022

The Library is pleased to announce the purchase of two magazine archives. Both have full text indexing of full page scans.

Maclean's Magazine Archive is a Canadian news and general interest magazine which provides perspectives on both national and international affairs. Date coverage: 1905-2015

Time Magazine Archive is an American news and general interest magazine published by Time Inc., focusing on national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. Date Coverage: 1923-2000


 

New Resource: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism

November 28, 2022

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. The encyclopedia is updated regularly


 

Featured Collection: Transgender Awareness Week

November 14, 2022

Transgender Awareness Week is observed every year from November 13-19 and leads up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 -- a day to memorialize victims of transphobic violence. This year we invite you to explore a sample of MacOdrum library’s collection of works that highlight transgender history, research, stories, and voices.


 

Spotlight on Collections- First World War: Personal Experiences

November 4, 2022

The First World War: Personal Experiences is a collection of primary source documents drawn from archives across the globe. The resource includes a significant collection of digitally captured objects which have been sourced from museums and collections in the Ypres region. Supplementing the primary source material is a wealth of secondary resources.


 

New Resource: Early Encounters in North America

October 17, 2022

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts through a range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.