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COVID-19 Update: Although access to Gould Library remains closed, library staff will continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the Governor’s stay at home order, the library has moved to a virtual services model from March 28 through April 10, 2020. Our extensive collection of digital materials remains available, and the majority of library services are accessible remotely. Information on library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Spring 2020: Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance accessing resources and services.

Research Databases & Digital Collections

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

During the COVID-19 pandemic many publishers are offering trial access to their online resources. The library may set up limited trial access for some of these resources. Each trial is established with the understanding that due to budget considerations, access will end when the free trial period is over. ~Brad Schaffner, College Librarian


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When Carleton librarians are not available, librarians from other institutions will be available to help you 24/7.

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.
Selected films licensed for viewing Spring 2020 only.
Statistical population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the United States Census. Replaces American FactFinder.
One of the key Afro-American magazines of the 20th century, covering 20th and 21st-Century current events, art, design, politics and culture, literature, advertising, and more. Contains indexing, abstracting and full text (including covers and advertisements) from November 1945 to June 2014.
British government documents concerning politics, economic and industrial development, trade, migration, education, administration, language, aid, agriculture and irrigation, and media.
Covering Western European and American fine arts and some decorative arts, it indexes prominent international art history periodicals from the mid-1850s through the 1960s.
Traditional legal materials (reported cases, statutes, government regulations, academic law reviews, commercially produced law journals and magazines, and classic treatises), historical, governmental, and political documents, legislative debates, legislative and executive branch reports, world constitutions, international treaties, and reports and other documents of international organizations.
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.
Scholarly, trade, and popular publications on jazz. Covers 1914-2006.
(Searches through citations and the full text)
The new, updated version of SciFinder Scholar. Find chemical and related scientific information. FIRST TIME USERS must register to search this database here. More information on SciFinder access is available here.
Selected films licensed for viewing Spring 2020 only.
American public and political documents from 1774 to 2018.
Access to the current Washington Post.

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