Finding Print or Non-Internet Sources

Carleton University Library has access to more online journal articles than print. However, there are situations where students are asked to find print or non-Internet sources.

Here are some suggestions to help guide you:

1. Ask your Professor or T.A. what is meant by print or non-Internet? Do they just mean items found on the open web? Or does it include scholarly articles from an academic database?

2. If you are to find only articles from a print journal, you can search for for your topic using OMNI and using the refinement "Print/Physical Item" and Articles.

Example: enter keywords communication theory into the search box

On the left hand side, you are given a set of refinements or filters. Choose Print/Physical Items and Journals. By choosing these filters, you are ensuring you are only discovering print items that are located in the library.

Image of Omni filters by print/physical items and journals

What do SER and STF mean?

SER and STF are location codes.

  • SER indicates the journal is a serial or a periodical that is published continuously. Think McLean's magazine. It has a volume, issue and year. All of Carleton Library's print journals are located on the 1st floor, in compact shelving.

  • STF indicates the source you want is located in the Storage Facility, which is on campus. Once you click on the title, you should be able to order your item from Storage (STF). See image below.

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