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

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

Attention Carleton Community: the Carleton COVID-19 Archival Collection is being developed to preserve official messaging, programming, and community-based experiences from this moment in history.  It is a partnership between Corporate Records and Archives along with MacOdrum Library's Archives & Special Collections.  Please follow the link above for more details and contacts for contributing internally- and externally-sourced material


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.

Community Reviews

  • Publons - Crowd-sourced community reviews of pre-prints and other papers focused on COVID-19 research
  • Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 - from MIT, rapid-review overlay journal, expert reviews in a matter of days (sign up for daily/weekly updates)

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

Data from News Sources


Ontario's Data Portal provides social science microdata and aggregate data

  • A growing number of COVID-19 public use microdata files are available for download and analysis
  • Contact for guidance
Librarian for Data and Statistics: Jane Fry, Data Specialist: Chris Shoniker

University of Toronto Libraries

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

Government Research

Mapping, 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 - business insights, advice, and tools

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

Tracking Vaccine Development

Post-Secondary Education

Content last reviewed: January 22, 2021