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.
Designing qualitative research by Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman
Call Number: REF H62 .M277 2006
Availability and more information from Catalyst...
There is a particularly helpful table (Table 4.1) on page 133 that summarizes the strengths and uses of different kinds of data collection methods.
Check out this book as you plan your research. Or, after you've done
your research, use this book to help you determine how to use your
The internet abroad
The internet is not the same in every country! Before you go abroad check with Iris or the Academic Technologists to see if you will have access to things like Gmail that you will need while you're abroad.
Also, be aware that things like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and even regular old Google have country-specific platforms and contents. In some cases you may be able to get around these differences by using the a VPN, Proxy, or different URLs.
Install and use Carleton's VPN (this is easiest to do if you're on campus when you install it)
Use a proxy browser, such as TorBrowser, which allows you to select the country you want the internet to think you're from at the moment.
Manually typing in google.com (the .com ending may be all that's needed) or if that's not enough, use http://www.google.com/ncr (the NCR means "No Country Redirect") will get you results that may be more useable to you.
Using the Library from Off-Campus
Wherever you are in the world with an internet connection, much of the library’s collection can be accessed online. The library subscribes to many resources that are available electronically; they are almost always available from off-campus, but the vendor - database provider - must know that you are a Carleton-affiliated individual.
Two options for Carleton Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Install Carleton's VPN (Virtual Private Network), it's best to do the installation process while you're on campus. Once installed, if you log into the VPN all library resources should work for you as if you were on campus.