Subject Guides identify key databases within each subject area. You should be checking other guides for material relevant to your reseach. For example: Anthropology, Business & Management, Canadian History, Canadian Studies, Economics, Health, Indigenous Studies, Law, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.
A small sample of relevant databases:
- America History & Life
- Anthropology Plus
- Business Source Complete
- Canadian Business and Current Affairs
- Emerald Management eJournals
- PAIS Index
- Google Scholar - recommended for graduate level research. Access Google Scholar (if possible; see the Advisory Note) through the library's link when off-campus. It allows immediate access to journals subribed to by Carleton. Search Tips for Google Scholar
Databases Specific to Indigenous Studies:
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
- First Nations Periodical Index
- Indigenous Studies Portal
- Nunavik Bibliography
- Nunavuk Social History (UBC) Use this index to identify sources and then access them through the Carleton University Library.
For historical digitization projects use
- Aboriginal Research Resources from the University of Saskatchewan
- Internet Archive
- Peels Prairie Provinces
Good to know:
- Use RSS Feeds or Create Alerts to have citations sent to you as a database is updated.
- Within a database, limit your search to scholarly articles when it is appropriate to disregard other resources.
- Never limit to full-text only as we may subscribe to the journal you find from another vendor. Use the Get it! icon to search for the full text when it is not immediately available.
- Look for the option to set up an RSS feed or to Create an Alert. You are then notified when a new entry is added to the database that meets your search criteria.