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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.
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A selection of authoritative subject encyclopedias and reference works. Includes Brill's New Pauly, the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, the Encyclopedia of China, the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, the Encyclopedia of Islam (2nd and 3rd editions), the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, the Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World, the Encyclopedia of the Qurʾān, and Qurʾānic Studies Online.
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A collection of documents generated by the UK Foreign and Colonial Offices in countries and regions of Africa. Covers 1834 - 1966.
See the Research/IT Desk - Ask a Librarian to log you in. News Data Services provides access to broadcast news transcripts from local and national tv and radio stations from 2002 to today. Streaming video content is available for 60 days from the time of broadcast and can be clipped and saved for later analysis.
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Fully searchable, digitized archival collections having to do with American history. Carleton has access to 10 collections available through this tool: American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975); Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records, Supplement, and Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Parts 1 and 2; Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969; Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930; Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961; Progressive Era: Robert M. La Follette Papers (1879-1924); U.S. Diplomatic Post Records, 1914-1945; and Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights.

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