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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.

HIST 306/307: American Wilderness & Wilderness Field Study

Prof. George Vrtis - Winter/Spring 2020

COVID-19: How to access physical books?

Follow these steps, in order, to get access to books that are in the physical building. Still stumped? Let me know -- I can help!

Step 1: Check in Catalyst for an ebook

Our holdings are always changing; check to see if a digital copy of the item shows up. 

Facet: Online Resources


Step 2: Check databases

We have temporary expanded access to e-resources; check to see if what you need is online.


Step 3: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for a specific chapter (NOT A WHOLE BOOK)

Use book reviews to help narrow your request! Please note: Requests will be significantly delayed due to library closures throughout the country.

Reference: pointers elsewhere

Trace the scholarly conversation

Vetting scholarship

In order to learn how well (or poorly) received a book or article was in the field, read reviews! You can also use reviews to discover new scholarship in the field.  They can also point you at similar (or better) books or articles.

HINT: add the key words "review" or "review article" to your Catalyst search.