The Jeanie and William Barton Resource Centre makes available a range of material that is of interest to our faculty and students.

Our mandate is to support students in preparing for classes by providing access to books and periodicals and assisting with more sustained research for papers and theses. In general, material in the Resource Centre does not duplicate what is held in MacOdrum Library. Patrons can access books, journals, working papers, theses and research essays, as well as study space, CCS computers, a meeting room, student-owned printer, desktop scanner and photocopier machine.

Resource Centre Database

The material held in the Resource Centre is indexed in an onsite, computer database in the Reserves Room, 5320B River Building. For assistance, please contact Gen McLean, Coordinator, Research and Training, in office 5320C River Building at, or 520-2600, ext. 6667

Regular Hours of Operation

 Monday-Friday  6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
 Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reserve Collection (Black Cabinets) (New times)

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


NPSIA Research Resources


NPSIA Student Services

Course readings 

Any photocopying and scanning from copyrighted works is limited to what is allowed under the Copyright Act of Canada and within Carleton’s Fair Dealing Policy.

Material required for courses is primarily made available through cuLearn and the MacOdrum Library’s E-Reserves (Ares) or Course Reserves collections.  Also check the Resource Centre’s Reserves Room for books and periodicals set aside for courses.

Assistance with research

The Coordinator will be happy to consult with any student who requires assistance in planning a research project for a paper or a research essay/thesis. Assistance is available for database searching, bibliographic format, or other topics.

Formatting for Research Essay/Thesis

The Resource Centre can provide information on formatting of a research essay or thesis. Please contact the Coordinator,, for more information about formatting styles.


Student mail received at NPSIA is available in the Resource Centre. Items may include personal mail, pay stubs for Teaching Assistants, papers returned by professors, letters from Graduate Studies or other university departments, notices and reminders from the Department Administrator, or items left by classmates.

NPSIA Notes – Ottawa Events

NPSIA Notes is a weekly email bulletin of events with international content in the Ottawa area. Events are also recorded on the NPSIA Calendar of Events. All NPSIA students receive the Notes, and subscription is open to all. To subscribe to NPSIA Notes, send your request to


The JobList, available only to NPSIA and EURUS students and alumni, announces various job resources and short-term and permanent opportunities. The goal is to make students aware of the range of opportunities open to them.

Career Futures is a collection of items for previous JobList notices which assists students and alumni in looking broadly at career opportunities.

Employment, Internship and Overseas Resources

A selection of resources is provided for exploring options to work or intern overseas. After exploring the relevance of a site, in many cases you have the option of signing up for alerts.

My World Abroad

Want to go abroad to study, intern, work or volunteer? Carleton University has purchased free access to My World Abroad to help you go abroad while building global career skills! Register now at to access the complete collection of expert articles and top resources.


NPSIA Alumni Services

All alumni may continue to use the services of the Resource Centre, including borrowing of materials. Alumni are always welcome to update their information by sending changes to the Coordinator and submitting an online form through Carleton Alumni. The JobList continues to be open to alumni, as well as ‘NPSIA WORKS’ which covers positions that require three or more years of experience. Please contact the Coordinator for more information.