COVID-19

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: askthelibrary@carleton.ca

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

Science

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

Pre-Prints

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)
  • Eureka.cc - French language (Canadian) newspapers

Canadian

International

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