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COVID-19 Update: Although the Gould Library building remains closed, the 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.


Remote Access

Many resources are available remotely!

    1) Our digital sources are available to you from off campus. Off campus access instructions are available here.

    2) If you sign in to HathiTrust, about half of the records for physical books that we have here at the Gould Library will be available for "Temporary Access." Step by step instructions are available here.

    3) If you sign in to Catalyst you will see a "Request For Digitization" link. This will lead you to an Interlibrary Loan form, which is how we're collecting and tracking digitization requests. Be aware that this may take some time and we cannot guarantee a timeline.

    4) You may submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles and book sections, though please be aware that there may be significant delays. We cannot request physical items (full books etc) through ILL at this time.

    5) You may always contact me for help determining whether sources are available remotely or to help you identify sources that are available that may fit your needs.

Find That Article?

Article citations generally have an author's name, an article title (in quotation marks), a journal title (in italics), volume and issue numbers, a year of publication, and page numbers.

citation example

  1. Use the Journals List to see if we have access to the Journal (the name in italics) you need, and that we have access to the year you need. (You may also want to search the Wiley Online Library, since we have access to that collection through a different system.)
  2. If we don't have the journal you need, order the article via Interlibrary Loan and we'll get it to you from another library as quickly as possible (generally a few days to a week).

There are two options you can try in addition to the tried and true links above:

Find That Book?

Book citations generally have an author's name, a book title (in italics), and a place and year of publication. Citations to chapters in books will include all of these things with the addition of a chapter title (before the book title, and in quotations marks) and an editor's name (after the book title).

citation example

  1. Look up the book title to see if we have what you're looking for.
  2. If we don't you can order the book via Interlibrary Loan and we'll get it to you from another library as quickly as possible (generally about a week).