Gould Library News
- December 19, 2014
Doing Research Off-Campus?
Our new library catalog and discovery system, Catalyst is now live. Read more about the top 5 things you need to know about Catalyst.
Need to request an item from St. Olaf? The button to place a request is not currently showing up in Catalyst. We are aware of the problem and working on it. Call the circulation desk -- (507) 222-4260 -- and they can request the item for you. Read more on our Catalyst implementation blog.
If you received a "Due Date Change" email, it is because our new system does not allow items to be due when the library is closed. So existing due dates for some items were shifted when we migrated. Read more on our Catalyst implementation blog.
- April 1, 2016
Library to install 450 gravity boot work stations.
In response to the huge success of standing desks, treadmill desks, and bicycle desks, the library has agreed to buy and install 450 gravity boot desks throughout the building. Students that prefer this method of studying simply strap themselves into the ceiling anchored boots and go to work just like you would at a normal desk. Numerous users of gravity boot users note the benefits of hanging upside down for at least 4 hours a day, and promote the health benefits with the slogan "Get up! No get really up. Up higher."
Stick 'Em Up (tm) self adhesive velcro strips will be provided to any students that need to attach their laptop, sippy cup, writing materials or mobile device to the desk surface. Said one student in response "It's a really great way to do work for my classes without just sitting in a chair for hours. Plus after working all night on my comps in one of these, my core strength is just sick, bra." This pilot project is jointly funded by the Gould Library and the Center for Inverse Health.
ProQuest databases will be unavailable due to maintenance that ProQuest is doing on their servers. The databases will be down from 9:00 pm Saturday, March 12 through 6:00 am Sunday, March 13.
We have a large number of databases on ProQuest, all of which will be impacted. We know this is a busy time of the term and apologize for any inconvenience. You can chat with a librarian if you need help finding other appropriate resources while the databases are down. Some of the impacted databases are listed below (you can see the full list here):
- African American Biographical Database
- American Periodicals
- British Humanities Index
- British Periodicals
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
- Early English Books Online
- ebrary eBooks
- ProQuest Newsstand
- Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
- Periodicals Index Online and Periodicals Archive Online
- Philosopher's Index
- ProQuest Research Library
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers
- ProQuest History Vault
- ProQuest Legislative Insight
- Statistical Insights
- Sociological Abstracts
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
- WorldWide Political Science Abstracts
- February 26, 2016
Super Tuesday is coming up soon! Take a look at our guide, especially if you're planning to caucus!
- November 24, 2015
OverDrive, a digital library with a diverse collection of popular fiction and non-fiction e-books, is now available through the Carleton library.
- September 29, 2015
Carleton College's Online Collections are now in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
- September 8, 2015
Check out the newest edition of librarian trading cards at the Gould Library!
- July 13, 2015
Carleton Digital Collections will be down for system maintenance, starting Tuesday morning, July 14, 2015.
- April 24, 2015
Gould Library will be hiring 3 part-time Library Evening Supervisors for the 2015-16 academic year, to begin work on August 31, 2015.
- December 16, 2014
Gould Library's research guides will be unavailable for portions of today, Tuesday, December 16th, as we upgrade the guide software. If you need research assistance, please ask a reference librarian. We'll be more than happy to help you.
- October 27, 2014
We're trying out a new way to make it easier to see what's new in Bridge, the joint catalog of the Carleton and St. Olaf Libraries. You can view a list of new books, sorted by call number/subject area and a list of new DVDs, sorted by title. We'll update these lists each month.