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The research guides of Carleton's Gould Library.

Getting Started with Library Research

Academic libraries are complex places. Let us help you get started.

Use the guides below to find out about doing research in a specific department or class. Or, for help on everything from citation to finding datasets, check out our General guides.

If you're a guest on our campus, check out our information for guests.

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Research Guides

Guides for Courses Taught This Term

Course Guides From This and Previous Terms

Some guides may not show up here if the librarian has unpublished the guide. Others may be designated as "Archived" if much of the content is outdated. If you are looking for a guide that you do not see, please contact your librarian for assistance.

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Sometimes it can get confusing which links are available to everyone and which links are for Carleton use only.

Penguin IconThe penguin icon tells you that the resource has been licensed by the library for the use of current Carleton faculty, staff, and students. Members of the general public may use the resource while they are on the Carleton campus.

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