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Online Journals and Newspapers

Accessing Online Journals at Gould Library

This webpage provides information about accessing articles and journals online using Gould Library's subscriptions.

Determining Carleton's online access
Logging on from off-campus
Using Google Scholar

Questions?  If you have any questions or problems when using our online journals, please feel free to call the library reference desk (x4264) or contact one of the reference librarians directly.

If you are considering canceling a departmental subscription in favor of using the library's subscription, please contact Ann (x7671, azawisto) or Danya (x5179, dleebaw) to discuss it.


Determining Carleton's Online Access

A lot has changed in the last few years; about 95% of Gould Library's journal subscriptions are electronic.  There is a strong likelihood the library maintains a subscription to the online journal you need.

To determine Carleton's online access to the full-text of your article:

  1. Go to the Full Text Electronic Journal List and search for your publication by its title.
  2. Depending on the date of your article, choose a database from which to access your journal.  In some limited instances (such as the Chronicle of Higher Education), the journal is also available from the publisher directly.
  3. Then search for your article either by its title or by its issue and volume numbers.

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Logging On from Off-Campus

We subscribe to most journals through databases, and we manage off-campus access to databases through what's known as a "proxy server".  When you log onto a proxy server, your computer is recognized as belonging to the Carleton network.  The databases to which we subscribe then recognize you as a Carleton user and give you regular access.

To log on to the proxy server, locate the link at the library website and log in with your Carleton username and password.  When you try to get into a familiar journal through Google Scholar, there will not be a reminder so you will have to remember to log on yourself in order to get to the full text without paying.

We've created this more detailed guide to Using the Library from Off-Campus.

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Using Google Scholar

How can you synchronize your Google article searching with the Gould library?

  1. Set your preferences in Google Scholar to include the Laurence McKinley Gould Library and the Bridge: Carleton and St. Olaf
  2. Log into the proxy server when the search results indicate that Carleton has the full text of an article OR
  3. Search for the publication in the Journals List and follow the steps indicated above

Watch this short video about synchronizing your Google article searching with Gould library subscriptions.

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