Library News: New Databases

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.