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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.
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.
Scholarly, trade, and popular publications on jazz. Covers 1914-2006.
Articles on rock and popular music collected from hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and websites.
(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.
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.

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