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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.

Remember!

Reading secondary sources can often lead you to great Primary Sources. Follow the bibliographies!
 

Primary Sources by Genre

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

Tip:

Short stories are often published in anthologies and not listed separately in the catalog. Try doing a keyword search for the short story title (put quotation marks around the whole title) in Catalyst. If that doesn't work, try doing it again in Google Books or even just plain old Google. See if you can find the name of the book your story was published in and then see if we have that book here in the library.

Digital collections that include prose fiction:

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

TIPS:

  • If you're looking for a book of poetry, search by the title of the book, not the poem.
  • Poetry is usually published in anthologies or in literary journals, so titles of individual poems are not listed separately in the catalog. Try doing a keyword search for the poem title (put quotation marks around the whole title) in Catalyst or WorldCat. If that doesn't work, try doing it again in Google Books or even just plain old Google. See if you can find the name of the book your story was published in and then see if we have that book here in the library.
  • If your poem was published in a literary journal, seach for that journal's name here to see if we have access to the issue you need.

There is also a wonderful bibliography of resources for finding English verse compiled by James Woolley here (PDF).

Digital collections that include poetry

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

Tip:

In your Catalyst search result list, go to the "Genre/Form" limiter on the left and select "Drama." This won't gather all of the plays in our collection, but it will be a good way to start exploring plays.

Digital collections that include plays:

Catalyst

For resources from Carleton and St. Olaf

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TIPS:

  • Search for titles or for the last names of directors.
  • Limit your results to DVDs or online video using the "Material Type" section on the left-hand side of Catalyst.

Digital video collections