Monthly Archives: September 2012

Additional Bloomberg terminals available in Watson library

We are pleased to announce that 3 additional Bloomberg terminals were recently added in Watson library.  The 3 new Bloomberg terminals are located near the ITG help desk and current reference and periodicals shelves. The new Bloomberg terminals feature 19 inch dual-monitor displays and upgraded workstations. Please come and check them out!

Enter to win a Kindle Fire!

Enter our IM/text a Librarian poster contest and win a Kindle Fire!

Design a poster about the Libraries’ IM/text a Librarian service! The poster content will also be used as an ad in the Spectator appearing in November!

The best one will win a Kindle Fire. Up to ten other contestants will win an awesome, library approved water bottle!

Deadline is October 15! More information about contest details and how to submit.

Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries!




Five things you need to know about doing research in Watson Library

Welcome new and returning students!

1. Your Columbia University ID Card is your library card!
Have your card on you at all times. You need it to enter the library, check out materials, and use the copy machines.

2. Librarians are available to help you with your research in person, on the phone, via email or on IM!

3. The Watson Library’s website is a great place to start your research.  Avail yourself of our research guides organized by subject or browse our extensive collection of databases.

4. The Library’s 24/7 Help database contains frequently asked questions collected from students.  Another great starting point!

5. CLIO is the online catalog of Columbia.  CLIO has all of the Columbia Libraries’ holdings for all materials both print and electronic.