Database Updates and Announcements

Check this page for updates and announcements about our existing databases and indexes.

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.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    OverDrive is now available!

    OverDrive, a digital library with a diverse collection of popular fiction and non-fiction e-books, is now available through the Carleton library.

  • December 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Doing Research Off-Campus?

    Doing Research Off-Campus?

  • October 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

    New Digital Collections Available

    Gould Library is please to announce that we have just acquired the complete digital collection of Rotunda's American Founding Era published by the University of Virginia Press. Click through for more information.

  • June 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

    New Online Resources: British Literary Manuscripts Online, 19th Century Collections Online

    We've just added two new online resources to the Gould Library collection: British Literary Manuscripts Online and 19th Century Collections Online.

  • February 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    ARTstor OIV now compatible with Mac OS 10.8

    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

    New Online Resource: ebrary Academic Complete eBooks Collection

    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 pm

    eReserves down for maintenance starting August 9

    Our 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

    Algol Yearbooks Added to Carleton Digital Collections

    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 where they can browse through the editions or search by keyword. Carleton College’s complete Digital Collections can be accessed at 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

  • May 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Off-campus access to GeoScienceWorld is currently unavailable.

    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

    New Online Video Collection (with 13,000 Titles) Available

    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 or just look for Academic Video Online among the databases listings on the library's website.

  • January 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

    PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES Databases Now on the EBSCO Platform

    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

    New Electronic Resources and Databases

    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.