Gould Library News
- October 15, 2013
Due to the government shutdown, some government websites have gone dark, including the Census site. Other sites, including EPA and BLS, remain live and functioning. Other sites indicate they will not be updated regularly, such as PubMed or the Department of Energy.
If you require documents or statistics from these sites for your research or teaching, please contact a librarian for alternative ideas.
NOTE: the library subscribes to many databases that provide government information. Some suggestions for finding government information from the library databases during this time include:
- Social Explorer for Census information
- Proquest Statistical for a variety of statistics
- Data-Planet for a variety of government data
- MEDLINE for PubMed
- ERIC through Proquest
- Proquest Congressional for legislative updates and CRS reports
- Intergovernmental organization websites for U.S. socioeconomic data such as WDI, IMF (library database), or UN sites.
- Print books such as the U.S. Statistical Abstract.
Ars Technica has a fairly complete list of which sites are down.
- September 20, 2013
Gould Library is pleased to announce the addition of Northfield Flood 2010 to the Carleton Digital Collections. Photos, video, interviews, research papers, and geospatial data document the flood on the campus and Northfield, including community responses. The launch of this collection coincides with the third anniversary of the flood, which started on September 24, 2010. This is a growing collection! If you have items or stories to share, contact Heather Tompkins or Hsianghui Liu-Spencer.
- August 22, 2013
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.
- July 1, 2013Carleton Digital Collections have a new look
- June 10, 2013
- April 15, 2013
Stop by to answer the question of the day, and come this Thursday for root beet floats.
- April 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARLETON COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW NAME FOR ITS LIBRARY
“Toff Memorial Library” will honor beloved campus cat
NORTHFIELD, MN, April 1, 2013 – Carleton College announced today that it will change the name of its library, formerly “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” to “Toff Memorial Library,” effective immediately. The new name honors beloved campus cat, Toff (1997-2011).
The announcement comes on April 1, 2013, as the campus celebrates what would have been Toff’s 16th birthday. According to a librarian at the newly named Toff library, the decision stemmed from a few factors. “Toff embodied the characteristics that we hope to inspire in all Carleton students: curiosity, playfulness, overcoming obstacles (like doors), and of course, a love of the library.”
The Toff Memorial Library had previously been named the “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” after the well-loved Carleton professor, president, and Antarctic explorer. “While we admired Gould’s story and place in Carleton’s history,” continued the librarian, “we found that students associate Gould with cold weather and harsh conditions, and especially after this year's winter, we just want to forget that cold weather exists. Toff, on the other hand, brings to mind warm, soft, and fuzzy thoughts.”
The Toff Memorial Library will be celebrating the its new name, as well as Toff’s birthday with cat-themed treats, served today in the Toff Library lobby.
Learn more about Toff and his legacy at Carleton College in the 2007 documentary.
- March 12, 2013
The Library will be serving Bagels on Tuesday, March 12th.
- February 26, 2013
- February 7, 2013
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.
- January 2, 2013Introducing Bridge², a new and simple way to search across the library catalog and nearly a billion articles, videos, reference books and other documents. You can search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects. You can find Bridge² on the library home page.
- November 28, 2012
Our ContentDM server will be down on Thursday, November 29 for maintenance. This affects many of the Carleton Digital Collections and the Northfield Historical Collaborative collections that are provided through ContentDM.