Frequently asked question: What is in Catalyst?

Question: What materials and resources are in Catalyst?  What things are not included in Catalyst?


Catalyst includes hundreds of millions of journal articles, dissertations, reference entries, maps, scores, conference proceedings, ebooks, online videos, and much more from hundreds of scholarly publishers and database vendors like ProQuest, Sage, PubMed, JSTOR, and many more.

Catalyst does not include detailed citations from EBSCO. Unless you specify otherwise, Catalyst searches things our library owns in some way, either on our shelves or through paid subscriptions, or that are freely available to be searched (like Hathitrust). If you already know you only want articles from a specific discipline, or you know detailed descriptions of the articles and books is really important to your search, you are better off searching a disciplinary database (Carleton databases | St. Olaf databases).

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