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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.

Schedule an Appointment with Kristin

Schedule an Appointment with Kristin

I'm Happy to Meet with You - Virtually!

Schedule an Online Consultation

Online consultations are in Hangouts by default. If you would prefer Zoom or nonvideo options like Google Chat, Zoom chat or Slack, just let me know in the form above. 

 

Prefer Unscheduled Questions and Response?

 

Help from the Next Available Librarian

  • ChatUse chat by clicking the voice bubbles in the lower right corner or Ask a Librarian
  • Email: reference@carleton.edu

 

Feel free to consult my free/busy schedule.

Other Ways to Find Kristin (Spring 2020)

1. Instead of stopping by my office, email to see if I'm free to Zoom or Google Hangout.

2. Data Management Drop-In help

Types of Questions Students Bring to Librarians

Here are a few ideas of the kinds of things students ask me in appointments:

  • How to access a journal article, book, or other publication that's hard to find.
  • Improving on existing searching: where else to look, can't find something you expected to find.
  • Not sure where to start and want to talk it through.
  • Tips for searching in an unfamiliar discipline.
  • Everything about searching for data - where to start, how to know what you're looking at, how long to keep trying, etc.
  • Not sure what I've found - is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?
  • How to use Catalyst - I haven't used libraries like this much or at all before.
  • I thought there would be lots of research, but I can't find much.
  • There is too much and I am not sure how to scope what I choose to read.
  • How to use Zotero or EndNote.
  • Wonder about resources I haven't found or used before.
  • How do I know when I've searched enough?