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CU on the GO is Carleton’s public printing service allowing you to print, scan and copy when you want and where you want on campus. Swipe your Campus Card at public print stations found all over campus.

Or, email your print jobs to CU on the GO anytime from any device.

Submit print jobs in B&W or Colour (single or double sided) by using the following emails:

  • B&W One Sided: cuonthego-onesided@carleton.ca
  • B&W Two Sided: cuonthego-twosided@carleton.ca
  • Colour One Sided: cuonthego-consided-colour@carleton.ca
  • Colour Two Sided: cuonthego-twosided-colour@carleton.ca

Also available at all locations is scanning to email or copying. For more information call 613-520-3625


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MacOdrum Library offers a variety of support for Open Access and scholarly publishing initiatives through a number of projects that are intended to provide the widest possible access to the work of Carleton research and scholars.

Publication Services include:

  • OJS – Open Journal Publication

Repositories include:

  • Dataverse
  • OJS

Funding to Support Open Access includes:

  • CURIE Fund
  • Graduate Student Open Access Award
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

For more detailed information about the above initiatives, please visit the library’s new Open Access Support web page.

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Searching on GEOBASE

Welcome back to all new and returning geography and environmental studies students. I know that you’re eager to get started on researching for your papers, so I’ve created a 4 minute video (closed captioned) for those of you who need some basic guidance on how to search GEOBASE.

GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of indexed literature on human & physical geography, earth sciences, ecology, environmental studies/sciences, energy, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. It has over 2.4 million records and covers thousands of peer-reviewed journal, trade publications, book series and conference proceedings.

Here is the link to the video. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or email me!

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Our Citation Management workshops are back. Come and find out how online tools like RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Wizfolio… can help keep your research work organized and save you time when you need to prepare properly formatted bibliographies and in-text citations.

See Full schedule for details.

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Calling all Geography Grads!

Prof. Patricia Ballamingie (DGES) and yours truly, Susan Tudin (MacOdrum Library),  have recently published a new article in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education entitled “Publishing graduate student research in geography: the fundamentals”.

Click on it!

“This paper offers practical advice on publishing graduate student research within the discipline of geography, addressing the following questions: why, when, where, what, how and with whom? Section ‘The paper chase’ delineates the importance of publishing, identifies potential material to publish, suggests venues in which to publish and offers pragmatic advice on how to negotiate the publishing process (with regard to peers, supervisors and editors). Section ‘In library resources’, discusses the effective use of library resources, demystifies the significance of impact factors and elucidates the history of Open Access publishing.”

Source: Abstract in JGHE

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NVivo is a software package that helps with qualitative data analysis. The Library offers NVivo workshops to the Carleton University community either for individuals, small groups, or classes.

Introduction to NVivo 10

This half-day hands-on workshop will introduce you to NVivo, a qualitative data analysis tool. See how NVivo can help you keep your research project organized. Learn how to create projects and import a wide-variety of data types (text, audio, video, social media). You will also see how NVivo helps you code and how to integrate demographic data (attributes) into your project. We will finish with an introduction to queries in NVivo. Class is limited to 15 participants.

October 31, 1 – 4pm, Room 254 in the Library


Using NVivo for Literature Reviews

Whether as a stand-alone project or part of your thesis, literature reviews are a common assignment at the graduate level. Learn how NVivo can be used to help with this process. Some familiarity with NVivo is recommended.

Nov 6, 2:30 – 4pm, Room 254 in the Library

Contact nvivo@library.carleton.ca to arrange a workshop. Go to our NVivo page to learn more about the software.



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Research can be fun! was a poster featured at the 2012 Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show, May 30 – June 2nd presented by, yours truly, Susan Tudin and Margaret McLeod, of Carleton University Library.

Since 1981, Grade 8 – 11 students from the Ottawa region have come to Carleton University each May to learn in a post-secondary setting. In May, 2010 I coordinated a group of 9 Carleton University library instructors who taught one of the courses in the annual Enrichment Mini Course Program which turned out to be a great hit with the students who ranged in age from 12 to 15 yrs.

As a Subject Specialist in Reference Services, I decided it was high time for the library to ‘show their stuff’ and teach one of the full-week courses, instead of just providing the standard library tour for other instructors who brought their classes into the library.

The result was an action packed week featuring ten half-day mini sessions that ranged in topics from discovering rare books and archives, to using GIS tools and the Census! The students also had some mind boggling tasks such as solving language & syntax problems, preparing a language brief for the PM, using old gravestones to write obituaries, learning about First Nations people through art, mastering adaptive technology used by students with disabilities, exploring how academia uses computer games in research, and discovering marketing techniques on social media.

The sessions played to the  library’s strengths and included guest speakers, a game day, and free pizza lunch!

Participating in this important event gave the library a chance to showcase our expertise and introduce young minds to the joys of research. We firmly believe that outreach to young students is critical for recruitment to the University and allows students a level of comfort with the campus and more importantly, the library, once they arrive here as undergraduates.

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