These are some of the questions a lot of students have when getting started on major research projects like comps. Don't hesitate to ask me for more help with these or any other question you might have.
Even when you're not on campus, you can still use the library's online resources (e.g., subscriptions to journals, bibliographic databases). Find databases like JSTOR and EconLit on the Databases list and, when you click on them, you should be taken to the blue Carleton login screen. If that doesn't happen, log in to the proxy server linked on the off-campus access page linked below and you'll be able to access the library's resources as if you were here.
Books from St. Olaf
Catalyst searches Carleton and St. Olaf libraries. To request a book from St. Olaf, click "Sign in for Request Options," then click the "Request" link under Physical Copies. You will get an email when the book arrives. Books are delivered twice daily Mon-Fri. You can also use your OneCard to check out books at the St. Olaf libraries.
Books from Other Libraries
Search WorldCat, an online catalog for libraries throughout the world, to find books that Carleton and St. Olaf don't have. If you find a book through WorldCat that is not at Carleton or St. Olaf libraries, you will need to order the book through InterLibrary Loan.
If you want to know if Carleton subscribes to a particular journal (print and/or electronic), do one of the following:
1. From the library home page, Articles tab, click the Browse Journals button. Search in the Journal Search for your title. If the journal is available electronically, follow the link. If a journal is available in paper at Carleton, write down the call number and go find it on 3rd.
2. Search for the journal title in Catalyst from the main page of the library web site. You may need to filter to Journals on the left.
Scholarly journals are going to be found, in most cases, either online or in print.
Searching Catalyst and using the Find It button are the best ways to determine what kind of subscription the library has and how to get your hands (or eyes, as the case may be) on it.
Following are explanations of the different results you'll get using the Find It button.
When you click the "Find It!" button, you will be taken to a record for the article in Catalyst. That record will tell you whether this is available electronically, in print, both, or neither. If it is available, you will see a message "Online Access" near the top of the page.
Scrolling down will show you the electronic options for that article...
Follow a link and you'll be taken to the article.
If the library subscribes in print, you need to find the call number for the journal in Catalyst. Then go to the moving stacks on the 3rd floor of the library where the journals are. Catalyst shows the call number so you know where to find it on 3rd Libe.
If the print copy is only at St. Olaf, log in to Catalyst, then click the St. Olaf Library entry to expand it. Find the issue you need, then click the Request link to have the journal sent over to Carleton, where you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.
If Carleton doesn't subscribe to the journal for the issue you need, make a request through Interlibrary Loan.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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