Google Books can make you aware of relevant books, but you may find that the entire book is not available for reading. Use the Library Catalogue to find a copy.
You can search for a book from the Library's home page. If you wish to use more sophisticated searches, you may wish to enter the catalogue first. The catalogue can be accessed directly at http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/, or from the Library's home page in the upper right corner.
Choose your search strategy based on what information is available to you. You can search by title, author or keyword. Enter authors with the family name first. For keyword searching tips, see the Keyword Searching page in this guide.
Once you have found a good candidate book, there are two strategies that you can employ to find related resources. The first is to check for nearby call numbers. The call number encodes the primary topic of the book. Related books will be nearby. The second strategy is to use the subject headings. These are "tags" for the secondary themes in the book. Both call numbers and subject headings are hyperlinked -- follow these links.
You may find that a book is on loan. You can place a hold on a book to be next in line when the book is returned. For books that are on loan and due in a month or more, place a hold to have the book recalled. Graduate students and faculty are entitled to have a book for a month, but they can retain it for up to three months if no one else requests it.
To place a hold, click on the Hold/Request button. Enter your MyCarletonOne username and password. On the next page, confirm the hold by clicking on REQUEST SELECTED ITEM. You can track the status of a book for which you are waiting by checking your library account.
Many of our books are available in electronic format. If you are not on campus, you may be asked for your MyCarletonOe username and password before accessing the book. Some of our ebooks have limitations in terms of the number of users who can access the book at the same time -- if you are asked to wait, please be patient.
Books Not in the Collection
Try searching at the Ottawa Public Library. If you have no way of proving that you are a City of Ottawa resident, stop by the Library Services desk on the second floor of the Library and ask for a Sm@rtLibrary card, which will allow you to borrow from a number of libraries in the region. For more information about Sm@rtLibrary, check the bottom of the "direct borrowing" information page.
You can use your campus card to borrow from the University of Ottawa.
We can also bring in books from other libraries. You can search for books in other Ontario university libraries using RACER. To request books from other university libraries, obtain a RACER login. For more information, consult the Interlibrary Loans page.
Books on Culture and Capitalism
These, and related books, may help:
- Consumer culture : a reference handbook / Douglas J. Goodman and Mirelle Cohen.
- Consumer culture : history, theory and politics / Roberta Sassatelli.
- The culture of capitalism / Alan Macfarlane.
- The culture of the new capitalism / Richard Sennett.
Books on Different Subcultures
These books may help you to choose a subculture:
- After subculture : critical studies in contemporary youth culture / edited by Andy Bennett and Keith Kahn-Harris.
- The age of the bachelor : creating an American subculture / Howard P. Chudacoff.
- Beyond subculture [electronic resource] : pop, youth and identity in a postcolonial world / Rupa Huq.
- Club kids : from speakeasies to boombox and beyond.
- Gettin' tall : cocaine use in the subculture of Canadian professional musicians : an ethnographic inquiry / Gary Michael O'Bireck.
- Evangelicals and the continental divide [electronic resource] : the conservative protestant subculture in Canada and the United States / Sam Reimer.
- Exploring the industrial subculture / [by] Barry A. Turner.
- Fandom : identities and communities in a mediated world / edited by Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss, and C. Lee Harrington.
- Goth : undead subculture / edited by Lauren M. E. Goodlad and Michael Bibby.
- The graffiti subculture : youth, masculinity, and identity in London and New York / Nancy Macdonald.
- Hip : the history / John Leland.
- Inside subculture : the postmodern meaning of style / David Muggleton.
- The muscular ideal : psychological, social, and medical perspectives / edited by J. Kevin Thompson and Guy Cafri.
- The police community : dimensions of an occupational subculture / Edited by Jack Goldsmith and Sharon S. Goldsmith.
- Punks : a guide to an American subculture / Sharon M. Hannon.
- Radical feminists : a guide to an American subculture / Paul D. Buchanan.
- Reconstructing pop/subculture : art, rock, and Andy Warhol / Van M. Cagle.
- Squaddies : portrait of a subculture / by John Hockey.
- The subculture of violence : towards an integrated theory in criminology / [by] Marvin E. Wolfgang [and] Franco Ferracuti; [translated from the Italian]
- Subculture : the fragmentation of the social / Chris Jenks.
- Subculture, the meaning of style / Dick Hebdige.
- Subculture to clubcultures : an introduction to popular cultural studies / Steve Redhead ; photographs by Patrick Henry.
- Subcultures [electronic resource] : cultural histories and social practice / Ken Gelder.
- The subcultures reader / edited with introductions by Ken Gelder and Sarah Thornton.
- Theorizing fandom : fans, subculture, and identity / edited by Cheryl Harris, Alison Alexander.
- The world of science fiction, 1926-1976 : the history of a subculture / by Lester del Rey.
- Youth and subculture as creative force : creating new spaces for radical youth work / Hans Arthur Skott-Myhre.