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Research Databases & Digital Collections

Find library databases and digital collections that will help you in your research.


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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Genealogical records, census data, military records, photos, and historical maps from International coverage with particular strength in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Dates of coverage vary by collection.
Primary sources reflecting the shared cultural heritage of the Middle East and the West. Includes: Europe and the Ottoman World and History of Science and Medicine.
Primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
British government documents concerning politics, economic and industrial development, trade, migration, education, administration, language, aid, agriculture and irrigation, and media.
Historical newspapers. Contents include: Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers (1912-1949).
An open access digital collection of 20th century alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, and extreme right-wing groups.
A searchable archive of major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, dating from the 1950s through to recent years.
Filmed productions plus exclusive digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, costume designs, and more from Britain's Royal National Theatre.
Comprehensive, scholarly, in-depth, and peer-reviewed summaries on a wide range of topics. Carleton has access to the full Religion and Asian History encyclopedias, plus selected articles from other encyclopedias.
Articles on rock and popular music collected from hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and websites.
A collection of U.S. newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s promoting the Ku Klux Klan and white nationalism. Also includes key anti-Klan voices from newspapers published by
Access to the current Washington Post (on-campus only).

Archives searchable back through 2004. Please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers for content before 2004.