Gould Library News
- February 15, 2012
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 http://vasc.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.carleton.edu/ or just look for Academic Video Online among the databases listings on the library's website.
Deadlines are approaching! Are you organized? On Friday of Week 7 (2/17), join librarians and ATs in the Weitz Center Idea Lab for drop-in help and workshops on organizing your research.
- January 31, 2012
At long last, instructions on how to print to campus computers from your very own laptop. No more hunting or waiting for a lab computer just so that you can print out your paper before class!
- January 24, 2012
Help the library improve our website and catalog!
The library is looking for volunteers to do a short (less than 30 minutes) user test of our catalog and website. Email Ann (azawisto) if you're interested.
- January 3, 2012
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
- January 1, 2012
The slowness problem has been resolved. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Please come to the Research/IT desk if you are having any other problems with e-reserves
- October 13, 2011
All recorded information on archival records at Carleton now online for the public to search, view and request.
- October 12, 2011
The open access Carleton Faculty & Staff Scholarship Collection contains a selection of journal articles published by Carleton faculty and staff since 2009. Each article was submitted by the author/s to the Dean of the College for recognition during the annual Faculty & Staff Scholarship Celebration. The collection represents the beginning of what is often referred to as an “institutional repository” or IR, an online archive where colleges and universities collect and showcase digital versions of the work of the faculty, staff, and sometimes students. For more information, contact Eric Hillemann, College Archivist or Nat Wilson, Digital Archivist.
- September 26, 2011
The library has implemented some big changes on our website, and with our Bridge catalog. We'd love to hear what you think of them!
Leave us your thoughts, suggestions, concerns and ideas on our Bridge feedback form.
(The form mentions both Carleton and St. Olaf libraries because the Bridge consortium worked on both the new Bridge catalog interface, and our updates to the website. Please feel free to enter your thoughts on anything Carleton library related).
- September 15, 2011
Keep up to date with changes at the library, special events, study breaks, and other generally fun and cool stuff by "liking" Gould Library on Facebook.
- 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