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Interdisciplinary Studies 242: The Arts and Democracy

Research and Instruction Librarian for Music & Fine Arts

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Karen Olson
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Contact:
Christiansen Hall of Music 147 (Music Library)
& Rolvaag Library 306
507-786-3362
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Catalyst: Books, articles, scores, recordings

Want to find materials in specific formats?  There are several ways to tell Catalyst what kind of material you want.

Use the buttons on the top: Make sure you are in the "Advanced Search" module of Catalyst. You can get there by clicking the "Advanced Search" button on the library's homepage. The "Audio/Visual" button along the top tells Catalyst you wants recordings. The "Books" button will search for both books and scores. 

 

Use the Material Type menu: Make sure you are in the "Advanced Search" module of Catalyst. You can get there by clicking the "Advanced Search" button on the library's homepage. On the right is a section headed "Material Type." Click the dropdown menu to select the format you want. You can limit your search to scores, film/visual recordings, or sound recordings. This side menu will default to electronic recordings and videos; if you are looking for physical formats like CDs, use the top buttons instead.

 

A few more tips:

  • Once you are in your results list, use the menu on the left to filter out whether you want physical materials or online materials.
  • While Catalyst can be a good place to start your research, not all our online library resources will show up in your results, so be sure to check out the individual databases, too!
  • Materials at Carleton may be requested directly from Catalyst and are delivered twice a day Monday through Friday!