Grace Library, located on in the University Commons, is constantly upgrading and refining its systems to serve the Carlow community. Here are just a few of the ways the Library staff can help you -- and ways you can help yourself.
New! Discovery Service: Library Search
Now featured on Grace Library's webpage (www.carlow.edu/library) is
a search bar called Library Search. This will search
all of the library's databases and the online catalog in just one
search - kind of like Google! The discovery service simplifies the
search process by eliminating the need to select specific databases
before initiating your search. Search results will bring up related
items such as full-text articles, print books, eBooks, and more in
the familiar EBSCOhost interface. One and done!
As you may recall, LibGuides are library research guides that
are created by librarians to help you with research and library
services. This summer, the library began creating course and
subject guides. Some examples are:
- BSM 202: Business Communication
- Graduate Nursing
- IT 150: Information Technology I
- RN to BSN
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
During the summer, Grace Library subscribed to a new resource
called Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Use this database
to find pro/con perspectives covering today's social issues. It
contains different types of information including pro/con
viewpoints, charts and graphs, articles, videos, and more.
Grace Library also has some books in the Opposing
This database provides full-text to the Critical
Insights series, which includes criticism on an author's
entire body of work, individual titles, a literary theme, and even
some films. Grace Library also owns the series in print.
New Literature Database!
The Literary Reference Center is a full-text
database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands
of authors and their works across literary disciplines and
time-frames. Includes a vast array of information such as literary
criticism, book reviews, short stories, classic novels, work
overviews, and much more!