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ASTR 100: Cosmology - A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

General Library Resources

Introduction to Cosmology Course Guide

This guide is an introduction to the library resources available to you through Gould Library. The guide includes information on:

Finding Books

Finding Popular Articles

Finding Scholarly Articles

To help you evaluate popular and scholarly sources, be sure to review the Scholarly vs. Popular Journals guide.

Remember that this is just a starting point for your research. If you need further assistance, be sure to stop by and ask a librarian at the Research/IT desk located in the middle of the library on the 4th Floor. I am also available for in-depth research questions you may have by appointment. (Check my calendar for available times.) Feel free to call drop by my office Libe 467, call or email.

This guide was created by Ann Zawistowski and is maintained by Susan Hoang.

Featured Resource

LibX Extension - the LibX extension adds a toolbar to the top of your browser and additional options when you right-click or ctrl-click with your mouse. Click here to get to the page to install the extension. The extension makes it easy to search for items you found online directly in our catalog or through Google Scholar. (Note: This is a Firefox extension and does not work in other browsers.)

  • You can re-load any page through the proxy server by doing a right-click or ctrl-click on the page, and choosing "Reload via Carleton off-campus access."
  • You can use the tool bar to search Catalyst without having to go to the library's website.
  • You can hightlight a word on a page and right-click to search Catalyst for that word.
  • The LibX extension is still being perfected. Let us know if you notice any problems or have ideas for additions. If you install the extension and then new revisions are created, you'll be notified and asked if you want to update.


Claudia C Peterson
Office: Library 467
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