Use Subject Guides to explore resources for various disciplines that are relevant to your research.
Use RSS Feeds or Create Alerts to have citations sent to you as a database is updated.
- Business & Management
- Canadian History
- Canadian Studies
- Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Public Policy and Administration
- Social Work
- Urban Studies
Key Databases for different topics are idenified in the Subject Guides.
A small sample of relevant titles:
- America History & Life
- Anthropology Plus
- Business Source Complete
- Canadian Business and Current Affairs
- Emerald Management eJournals
- 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:
- 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.
- Use available options to search more than one database at a time.
- 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.
- Use the Interlibrary Loans RACER form to request items not held at Carleton’s library.