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.
When you want to search for books and government documents in the Carleton and St. Olaf libraries (excluding article-level works), you'll want to use the "Books" tab of Catalyst from the library homepage,
or, since you're here, just use the search box below.
Books & eBooks
Interpreting "Find It" Results (2020)
Scholarly journals are going to be found, in most cases, either online or in print.
Searching Catalyst and using the Find It button are the best ways to determine what kind of subscription the library has and how to get your hands (or eyes, as the case may be) on it.
Following are explanations of the different results you'll get using the Find It button.
Instant Electronic Access
When you click the "Find It!" button, you will be taken to a record for the article in Catalyst. That record will tell you whether this is available electronically, in print, both, or neither. If it is available, you will see a message "Online Access" near the top of the page.
Scrolling down will show you the electronic options for that article...
Follow a link and you'll be taken to the article.
If the library subscribes in print, you need to find the call number for the journal in Catalyst. Then go to the moving stacks on the 3rd floor of the library where the journals are. Catalyst shows the call number so you know where to find it on 3rd Libe.
If the print copy is only at St. Olaf, log in to Catalyst, then click the St. Olaf Library entry to expand it. Find the issue you need, then click the Request link to have the journal sent over to Carleton, where you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.
Carleton Doesn't Subscribe
If Carleton doesn't subscribe to the journal for the issue you need, make a request through Interlibrary Loan.