Gould 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.
Browse! There may be options to browse by genre of source, geography, and period.
"Advanced Search" is almost always a good idea: you can combine text searcing with descriptor searching (information about the text.)
Remember that you are often searching for language used during the time period.
Use wildcard search options ($, #, & depending on database) as a way to search for alternate spellings.
Once you've found documents that seem promising for your topics, make sure to not only save a PDF, but to carefully note all of the information about the document so that you can cite it probably, or if needed, get back to the document again. (HINT: Zotero!)
Ask for help if you get stuck!
The library has purchased access to a number of rich digitized collections worth exploring for your paper.
(Searches through citations, subject indexing, and some full text)
Search through hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th century, all available in full text. Also allows searching for cartoons, photographs, illustrations, and other images. Covers 1680 - 1930.
Primary documents in economic history from the University of London Library, Harvard Business School, Butler Library at Columbia University, and from the libraries of Yale University. Covers the period 1450 - 1850.
A full-text, fully searchable digital archive of nearly 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom. Collected by the Reverend Charles Burney, this unique collection represents the largest single archive of 17th and 18th century news media available from the British Library.