April 1, 2020

In order to help libraries support the teaching, learning, and research that continues to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic, several publishers and content providers have generously made content available free of charge for a limited time.

These collections will no doubt be helpful in providing access to content that would have normally been accessed in print at the Library or through interlibrary loan.

However, given that access to these resources will be temporary, we recommend that faculty and instructors contact the Library before integrating any of this free content in course reading lists, assignments, or other ongoing teaching or research activities.

If you need something added to your course reading list, please contact library_reserves@carleton.ca

For other collection inquiries, please contact collections_librarians@library.carleton.ca

The following provides a select list of temporarily expanded or freely available resources to support online teaching and learning. We will add to this list as things become available:

Name Access Scope Duration of Access
Academic Search Ultimate (Ebsco)


Collection of peer-reviewed, full text journal (over 9000 full text) Through to June 15, 2020
AccessEngineering (McGraw Hill)


Username: carletonu

Password: accessengineering

Access to AccessEngineering database Through to May 31, 2020
Bloomsbury Digital Resources Access to ebooks and archives in a variety of subjects including art, education, history, music, philosophy, law, religion etc. Through to May 31, 2020
Business Source Ultimate (Ebsco) https://proxy.library.carleton.ca/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bsu Provides peer-reviewed, full text journals & other resources that provide historical info and current trends in business Through to June 15, 2020
Ebsco Academic Subscription Collection (ebooks) https://proxy.library.carleton.ca/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e000xna Full text ebooks across many subjects: business & economics, humanities, education, social science, philosophy, technology & engineering Through to June 15, 2020
JOVE https://library.carleton.ca/find/databases/jove-science-education-library-trial Temporary free access of Science Education videos

Through to June 15, 2020

Project Muse- Variety of presses Look for “Free” green icon beside results after search within the database Temporary free content to books and/or journals from John Hopkins U Press, U of Nebraska Press, U of North Carolina Press, Temple U Press, and Vanderbilt U Press plus others as time

Varies by publisher

VitalSource Students sign up for a free account using their Carleton email https://www.vitalsource.com/en-ca/sign_up

Free access to various e-textbooks

Through to May 25, 2020