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COVID-19 Update: Although the Gould Library building remains closed, the library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

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


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.
Searchable full-text archives of major twentieth-century American magazines. Includes: The Atlantic (1847-2014), [Bloomberg] Businessweek (1929-2000), Ebony (1945-2014), Forbes (1917-2000), Fortune (1930-2000), LIFE (1936-2000), The Nation (1865-2020), The New Republic (1914-2020), and People (1974-2000). [SOME TITLES ARE SPRING 2020 ACCESS ONLY]
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.
collections from Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages
Every major book printed in North America about Native Peoples (1645-1819), including more than 1,600 publications about the relationship between Native Americans and European settlers, featuring text exploration tools, author biographies, and suggested search paths for easy browsing and discovery.
18 historical magazines devoted to religious topics: Advent, America, BR, Catholic World, Islamic Horizons, Islamica, National Catholic Reporter, Plain Truth, The Pope Speaks, Presbyterian Outlook, Protestant Truth, Quest, Sikh Courier International, Sikh Messenger, Sojourners Magazine, Spiritual Life, U.S. Catholic, and UU World.
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.
Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day.
Access to the current Washington Post.

Archives searchable back through 2004. Please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers for content before 2004.
Nineteenth and twentieth-century histories of social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives in documents such as diaries, letters, photographs, news clippings, organizational records, and journals.