Explore your topic
Introducing Summon - which makes it possible to search across many of the library's collections simultaneously. Including books, ebooks, journal titles, games, music, videos, government information, maps, and more.
However, Summon doesn't search everything that the library owns or subscribes to so you will still need to search other resources to find everything that you need. Summon also doesn't let you do sophisticated searches that you may be used to doing in specific databases or the library catalogue.
When to use Summon
- When starting research on a topic
- If you are not sure which databases to use
For assistance using Summon please contact the Research Help Desk.
Define and get an overview of your topic or find definitions of key terms and concepts.
- Archaeological method and theory : an encyclopedia (2000)
- The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution (1992)
- Companion encyclopedia of archaeology (1999)
- The concise Oxford dictionary of archaeology (2008)
- Encyclopedia of archaeology : history and discoveries (2001)
- Encyclopedia of historical archaeology (2002)
- Encyclopedia of human evolution and prehistory (2000)
- The Edinburgh companion to ancient Greece and Rome (2006)
- The Oxford companion to Archaeology (1996)
- The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites (1976)
- The world encyclopedia of archaeology (2007)
Key Databases for Journal Articles
By connecting via Carleton Library, you will be able to seamlessly connect to the fulltext of articles that are part of the library's collection.
Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields.
- ArchAtlas (online)
- An archaeological map of Hadrian's Wall MPL G5752.H3 2010 .E5
- Atlas of ancient archaeology MPA G1046.E15H3 1974
- The atlas of archaeology MPA G1046.E15A798 1982
- Atlas of classical archaeology MPA G1046.E15A8 1977 c.3
- The atlas of past worlds : a comparative chronology of human history 2000 BC-AD 1500 CC165.M32
- Atlas of the Valley of the Kings (online)
- Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East DS69.5.R62
- The digital archaeological atlas of the Holy Land (online)
- Digital Crete (online)
- Past worlds; the Times atlas of archaeology MPA G1046.E15P3 1988
- The world atlas of archaeology MPA G1046.E15G7313 1985
For more information and assistance, contact Sherri Sunstrum of the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (located on floor 1 of the library).
A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece).
Arachne is intended to provide archaeologists and Classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching hundreds of thousands of records on objects and their attributes. An index and links to the website’s contents is here.
Includes the world's largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery.
Publishes scholarly annotated images in anthropology, history, art history, archaeology, and many other disciplines.
For video material at the Carleton Univeristy library, do a KEYWORD search in the library catalogue and limit "Material Type" to FILM/VIDEO.
If you cannot find what you need search the following database:
Free documentaries online.
Requires Adobe Shockwave.
- Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin Online (Archaeological Institute of America)
- The Archaeology Channel
- Archaeology Image Bank
- Archaeology Magazine (Archaeological Institute of America)
- Electric Archaeology - Digital Media for Learning and Research
Carleton University professor Shawn Graham's blog.
- Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean and Related Areas
- Stone Pages: Web Guide to Megalithic Europe
Provides access to Classical Archaeological, Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptological websites. The subject matter covered is all aspects of Classical Archaeology as well as the pre-classical past, e.g. Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, Etruscan studies and archaeology of the Roman provinces. SISYPHOS also collects resources concerning "Archaeology" in general (history of the subject, theories, methods, institutions, excavation techniques).
Includes a comprehensive list of hominin fossils. Recommended by Archaeology magazine.
- Egyptology Resources
- Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation (The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford)
The definitive archaeological record for Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Referencing your sources is an important part of academic writing. Why?
- it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
- it helps you to avoid plagiarism
- it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and that you can provide authority for statements you make in your term paper
- it enables readers to find the source information
- Writing at University: A Guide for Students
- Writing Essays: a guide for students in English and the humanities