Gould Library News
- August 4, 2011
ContentDM (the system that hosts most of Carleton's digital collections) has been updated. Please let us know if you see any issues with the service!
- June 10, 2011
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Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students.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
- May 25, 2011
The English Department and Library are pleased to announce that all issues of the Carleton Miscellany are now available online. The Miscellany was a highly regarded literary magazine published at Carleton from 1960-1980.
- April 18, 2011
It's that time of year again - read more for information on getting federal and state tax forms.
- March 21, 2011
The New York Times will soon be charging for unlimited access to their articles on www.newyorktimes.com. Starting March 28, visitors will be allowed to view 20 articles for free each month. To read more, you will need a subscription.
Carleton students, faculty, and staff have access to New York Times articles through the library's subscriptions. You can get to articles electronically from 1851 through today!
Read on for more information...
- March 3, 2011
March 7, 2011: Our access to online journals from the Bridge is working again. You can access online journals either through Bridge or through our Journals List.
- February 22, 2011
New to the library this term is the Assistive Technology Room, located on the 3rd floor, room 308. This room is meant to serve as a comfortable, private workspace with priority given to those students on campus using Kurzweil and Dragon Natural software.
- February 1, 2011
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
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.
- January 13, 2011
Over a million dissertations and theses are available as free PDF downloads in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
- November 29, 2010
Gould Library (along with St. Olaf Libraries, through our Bridge Consortium) has chosen not to continue using the MetaLib search product (locally called Gould Digger), effective December 10, 2010. Links to Gould Digger have already been removed from the Library web site.
- September 21, 2010
Alice is our newest stapler. She is the latest in a long line of previously-unnamed compatriots who valiantly gave their lives in the noble service of holding your papers together. They endured—until they could endure no more—horrific slamming, pounding, whomping, and jamming, multiple painful staple extractions, and the unrealistic expectations of those who thought a mere office desk stapler could bite through a fifty-page stack of reserve readings.
But now things will be a little different. Alice (who claims she is guaranteed jam-free, but we’ll see about that) will help us keep track of how many staplers we go through in a year. Like a tropical storm or hurricane, Alice’s name indicates that she is the first of her kind for the year. If—saints preserve us—she falls in the line of duty, she will be replaced by Bert. If Bert falls, then Claudia. And so forth. We hope Claudia will get to stay in her snug, warm closet until well into 2011. But if spring rolls around and we’re already up to Xavier, Yolanda, or Zigmund, you’ll know that this academic year has been...STAPLERGEDDON!!!