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.
Catalyst is a simple way to search across the library catalog and nearly a billion articles, videos, reference books, and more at once.
Start with Catalyst when you are beginning your research, doing interdisciplinary searching, or looking for a specific book or article by title.
Books & eBooks
Strategies to Help You Find Books and eBooks
There are many ways to locate books that are relevant to your research topic.
Keep in mind that physical book access may be limited at this time due to the pandemic, but there are many e-books to chose from.
Search for books by doing a simple keyword search in Catalyst (in the search box above) and browse your results to find a few books that look relevant. Open up the record for one or more of these books and scroll down the page to look at the "Subjects." You can click on the subjects in blue to view additional related material.
Another way to find relevant books is to do a virtual browse at the very bottom of a book record in Catalyst.
A fourth strategy is to look at the bibliography of books you have already identified as useful. Authors may cite other useful books on similar topics to yours.
(Searches through citation information)
Search for library materials, especially books, that Carleton may not have. You can include searches for articles if desired. When you find something you want, order it through ILL by clicking on the "Request item through InterLibrary Loan" link.