Database Updates and Announcements
Check this page for updates and announcements about our existing databases and indexes. This page will be linked from the listings of any affected databases on the databases pages. New databases are not listed here, they are listed on the right side of databases pages.
Problems with a database? We want to know so that we can fix them as quickly as possible. Stop by the Research/IT desk in the reference room or contact a Reference Librarian. If no one is available, please email us and let us know the problem you are experiencing.
- August 22, 2013 at 6:18 am
Working from off-campus? Click that red "Log-in for off-campus access" button up in the top right corner of the page, and you'll have access to everything just as if you were on campus.
- June 10, 2013 at 9:59 am
- February 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm
A new version of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 is now available for download. This version includes all the features of the previous release.
- September 26, 2012 at 11:00 am
All faculty, students and staff from Carleton now have access to nearly 80,000 electronic editions of current academic books (2005-present) in a wide range of subjects through the online resource ebrary.
To access ebrary books, simply search the Bridge catalog as you would for any other book and then click the "Click for CARLETON access" link, or go directly to ebrary and search there.
For information on using ebrary with a mobile device (including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices), see our handy guide.
- August 8, 2012 at 3:25 pmOur electronic reserves (eReserves) system will be down starting Thursday, August 9 for maintenance. We expect it to be back up by next week.
- May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm
The Carleton College Gould Library and Archives announce the addition of the Algol yearbooks to its Digital Collections. Named for the variable star, Algol, and published by Carleton students, the Algol yearbooks present a unique student perspective on campus life. Text and photographs document campus events and personalities. Replete with photographs, many editions also employ prose, poetry, and illustration to tell a detailed history of the academic year. While the Algol appeared sporadically during its early years, it became an annual volume starting in 1923.
Presented in high-resolution scans, the Algols can be searched for specific people, places or events. Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae can freely access the digitized Algol at http://apps.carleton.edu/digitalcollections/algol/ where they can browse through the editions or search by keyword. Carleton College’s complete Digital Collections can be accessed at http://apps.carleton.edu/digitalcollections/. Off campus access requires login.
The Algol online is brought to you by the Digitization Team of the Gould Library and Archives, coordinated by Hsianghui Lui-Spencer. This collection was made possible by generous support from Alumni Relations and the Digital Archiving Group. For more information about the Algol online, contact the D-Team and Hsianghui at email@example.com
- May 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Off-campus access to GeoScienceWorld is currently not working. We are working with GSW to find out the root problem and hope to restore off-campus access soon.
- February 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm
The library has just subscribed to a collection of 12,000 online videos called Academic Video Online. It contains films and documentaries of all kinds across all academic subjects, from political campaign commercials to anthropological field recordings, from full opera performances to historical newsreels, from psychological counseling session demonstrations to filmed plays, and everything else in between. You can access it directly at http://vasc.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.carleton.edu/ or just look for Academic Video Online among the databases listings on the library's website.
- January 3, 2012 at 9:23 am
After consultation with faculty in the Psychology department and with the Reference and Instruction librarians, Gould Library has switched from the ProQuest platform for the databases PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES to the EBSCO platform
- June 10, 2011 at 11:37 am
We have recently added several new electronic resources and databases to the Gould Library collections:
- Credo Reference
General reference and resource discovery tool that provides access to hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, images, bibliographies, and links to journal articles, books, and online sources
- Social Explorer
Quick and easy access to current and historical U.S. census data and demographic information.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online
Authoritative, up-to-date bibliographies for starting research in several different fields. Currently available fields include: Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Hinduism, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Public Health, Renaissance and Reformation, Social Work Social Work, and Victorian Literature.
- Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
More than 660,000 large-scale historical maps of more than 12,000 towns and cities in the United States. Created for the purpose of estimating the potential fire risk for urban structures, the maps include information such as the outlines of buildings; building size, shape, and materials of construction; heights and function of structures; and locations of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
- Archives Unbound
Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. Currently includes: "Through the Camera Lens": Moving Picture World and the Silent Film Era, 1907-1927
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Authoritative online encyclopedia of philosophy.
- Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
An online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more. Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana.
- Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Comprehensive reference source on global literature that includes author biographies, critical overviews, bibliographic references, as well as information on literary topics, genres, and periods.
- Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971
More than 130 searchable newspapers published by members of many of the most influential American ethnic groups in 25 U.S. states
- Committee Prints and CRS Reports, 1830-2003
In-depth reports on various topics of national importance commissioned by Congressional committees and by the Congressional Research Service.
- Credo Reference
- February 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Our open CONTENTdm collections (Carleton Digital Collections) are once again available for off campus use. They had been unavailable last week, but the issue was resolved early this week. Read the news item for a full list of collections affected. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
- January 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm
The library has just subscribed to the online edition of The New York Review of Books, meaning you can access not only the newest and most recent issues, but every issue back to Volume 1, Issue 1 published February 1, 1963.