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Research Databases & Digital Collections

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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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.
Original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies, covering the period 1606 to 1822.
Periodicals, reference materials, books, dance notation, and photographs from the history of 20th and 21st century dance.
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).
A collection of U.S. newspapers from the 1920s promoting the Ku Klux Klan and white nationalism. Also includes key anti-Klan voices from newspapers published by ethnic, Catholic, and Jewish organizations.
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.
Newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional, and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
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.
Primary source documents dating from 1490 to the near present from across the Atlantic world relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition, and social justice.
Digital collection of pre-statehood documents including Native American negotiations and treaties, official correspondence with the federal government, military records, judicial proceedings, population data, financial statistics, land records, and more.