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ARBC 185: The Creation of Classical Arabic Literature

Professor Yaron Klein - spring 2020

General Research FAQs

Q: How do I get the text of an article if the text isn't available in the database I'm looking at or if I find the article cited on a bibliography?

A: Article and essay citations found in databases or on a bibliography will generally give you the author's name, an "article (or chapter) title", a journal (or book) title, and information about the specific volume and pages within the journal or book. 

You'll first need to figure out if what you're look at is a journal or an essay in a book. 

If the item is a Journal:

  • If we don't, order the article (using the "request a photocopy" form) via Interlibrary Loan and we'll get it to you from another library as quickly as possible (generally a few days to a week).

If the item is a Book,

  • look up the Title of the Book in  Catalyst to figure out if Carleton or St. Olaf owns the book.

Q: How long does it take to get a book from St. Olaf?
A: Books from St. Olaf usually come the day after you request them.  If you request a book before a weekend, then it will likely come on Monday since our courrier does not run on the weekends.

Getting Started, Gathering Context, Building a Bibliography