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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.

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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) You may submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles and book sections (1-2 chapters, generally), including sections of books that we have here at our library. We cannot send physical items (full books, etc) to you off campus.

    3) 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.

Historical Texts and the Scholarship of Historians

Catalyst

For resources from Carleton and St. Olaf

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WorldCat

Books and more from other libraries.

Request books you find on WorldCat using
the "Request Via Illiad" links

Advanced Search tip:

To search for books by someone, use the Advanced Search and do an AUTHOR search. To search for books about someone, use that person's name (last name first) as a SUBJECT.

For more options while you're searching...

Catalyst

For resources from Carleton and St. Olaf

Advanced Search | Help

WorldCat

Books and more from other libraries.

Request books you find on WorldCat using
the "Request Via Illiad" links

Search Tip for Primary Sources

Some search terms are more likely to help you discover primary sources within Catalyst (or WorldCat). For example, here are some SUBJECT terms that work well in these searches:
correspondence, diaries, interviews, pamphlets, periodicals, personal narratives, and sources.

Digital Collections on the Web
Often, searching for the type of source may be more fruitful than searching for your topic. Remember that you're searching for an entire collection rather than for individual primary sources.
Example Search:
postcards ("digital library" OR "digital collection") site:.edu

Catalyst

For resources from Carleton and St. Olaf

Advanced Search | Help

WorldCat

Books and more from other libraries.

Request books you find on WorldCat using
the "Request Via Illiad" links

Search Tip for Primary Sources

Some search terms are more likely to help you discover primary sources within Catalyst (or WorldCat). For example, here are some SUBJECT terms that work well in these searches:
correspondence, diaries, interviews, pamphlets, periodicals, personal narratives, and sources.

Digitized collections of historical documents:

News Sources