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.

Reference Materials: 

Use these to get an overview of your topic or to find definitions of key terms and concepts.

 

Key Databases for Journal Articles: 

TIP: America History and Life and Historical Abstracts can be searched together:

    Open either one of these databases
    At the TOP of the search page click on "Choose Databases"
    Tick off America History and Life and Historical Abstracts
    Click OK
    Begin your search

Additional Databases:

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.

Journal Article Annotations: 

For more journal articles see the full list of databases available by subject.

Dissertations

Dissertations and Theses Global