Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Carleton University's MacOdrum Library is here to support students, faculty, and instructors.  General research questions can be addressed to:

Explore some of the academic journal databases provided by Carleton University!


Specific Journals

Librarian for Health and Biosciences: Heather MacDonald

Limited time access to additional scholarly content: curated list from OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)

Research Portals

Attention Researchers: Mandated by Canada's Chief Science Officer, see CanCOVID, a network of Canadian COVID-19 researchers, clinical collaborators, and healthcare stakeholders.  By invitation only for those engaged in the response effort, review and register here


Research made public prior to peer review.  Typically shared to gather feedback, under COVID-19 pre-print servers are valuable resources to monitor for the latest scientific research.

Publons - COVID-19 related publications

  • Crowd-sourced community reviews of pre-prints and other papers focused on COVID-19 research

New York Times: use caution with pre-print servers

Open Access (OA)

Freely available, peer reviewed research

  • PLOS - Public Library of Science
  • Frontiers - OA Publisher and Open Science Platform

For more OA resources, see our guide for Open Access (OA) Publications

COVID-19 by the Numbers and Other Information

Canadian Sources

International Sources

News Sources

Librarian for Data and Statistics: Jane Fry

University of Toronto Libraries

U of T Libraries have assembled fantastic COVID-19 guides:

Government Research

Geographic Information System (GIS) and Geography Databases

Librarian for GIS: Rebecca Bartlett, Subject Specialist: Meaghan Kenny
  • GEOBASE - earth sciences
    • geographical distribution of COVID-19
    • (EI Engineering Platform) - free access to ASTM and IEEE standards relevant to personal protective equipment (PPE)
Subject Specialist for Geography: Susan Tudin

Gartner Research Campus Access

Public Policy

Subject Specialist for Public Policy & Administration: Maureen Leslie

National and International Security

Librarian for International Security: Aleksandra Blake

Psychology and Sociology

  • PsycINFO - behavioral and social sciences
Subject Specialist for Psychology: Ryan Tucci
​Carleton University Health & Counselling Services:​ COVID-19 Update
Subject Specialist for Sociology: Robert Smith

Indigenous Peoples

Librarian for Indigenous Studies: Martha Attridge Bufton

Legal Considerations

Legal Studies Librarian: Julie Lavigne

Participate in a Study or Survey

Subscription Databases

Staying Current

Librarian for Business and Economics: Matthew Gertler

Subscription Databases

  • Canadian Newsstream - cross-Canada coverage including regional publications
  • Factiva - international
  • PressReader - international digital reproductions of print newspapers and magazines.  Download the PressReader app (ensure you are connected through VPN when using the app)
  • - French language (Canadian) newspapers



Additional MacOdrum Library Guides

Subject Specialist for Journalism and Media Studies: Ryan Tucci

Information for the General Public

Evaluating COVID-19 Information

Post-Secondary Education

Content last reviewed: June 3, 2020