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GEOL 298: Geoscience Research Methods

For Prof. Sarah Titus

Finding Books


The Gould Library has rich collections of books, journals, government documents, and other resources. You may access them via Catalyst, the online catalog that is shared by Carleton and St. Olaf. You may search Catalyst by title, author, subject, or word.


Reference Books

Use these sources at the beginning of your research to get an overview of a topic or to identify synonyms, related terms, or simply data that will apply to your topic. Later, return to these sources to clarify concepts or define new vocabulary. These sources often include bibliographical references that may prove helpful.

Books from other libraries

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.

WorldCat - Finding 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.