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Changes to the Libraries’ website and CLIO!

On Monday, June 3, the Libraries’ will be launching a new version of CLIO and the Libraries website.

The new version of CLIO – CLIOBeta – is now available for use via the Libraries homepage, http://cliobeta.columbia.edu/.   CLIObeta has greater flexibility in subject searching, as elements of the record can be searched and combined in a variety of ways.

For a preview of the Libraries’ new site, see http://preview-library.cul.columbia.edu/.

This is a crucial time for your feedback as we progress through the various stages of our assessment and redesign process. Please let us know what you think of these changes!

A new way to search: CLIO Beta launches today!

The Libraries are happy to announce the launch of a new search system: CLIO Beta.  CLIO Beta, which over time will take the place of the current search tool CLIO, improves the discovery of information and delivers enhanced services for students and faculty.

CLIO Beta searches the same catalog as CLIO and CLIO classic, but offers more flexible search options, quicker filtering of resources, better results formats, and item-specific request options

It also enables searching across many diverse sources, including the Columbia Libraries catalog, articles, archives, Academic Commons, ebooks, the Libraries’ website, and more.

For more information, check out our video, visit the CLIO Beta blog or start searching right away!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? We’d love to hear them! Just use the feedback tab at cliobeta.columbia.edu.

Search CLIO from your smart phone!

cliomobile2-200x300CLIO, the Libraries’ online catalog, now has a mobile interface –  CLIOmobile – for use with your smart phone or mobile device!

From CLIOmobile, you can:

  • Search CLIO
  • Save items to ‘My List’
  • Email records
  • Check your Library Account and renew books
  • Place recalls
See the CLIO Mobile help pages for more information.
Or download a QR reader to your smart phone and scan the QR code below to open CLIO Mobile!

Export your citations to RefWorks!

You can now export citations directly from CLIO to Refworks, an online citation management program available free to all Columbia students, faculty and staff.

RefWorks allows you to organize your citations in multiple folders and to create bibliographies in a variety of styles. Endnote and Zotero users may also find this a useful way to harvest citations for their collections.

Watch this quick video tutorial to learn how!


Text a call number to your phone from CLIOBeta

CLIObeta now offers the ability to send a information about an item at the Libraries (author, title, location, call number) via text message to a cell phone, or if you prefer, via email to any mobile device.

  1. Conduct your search in CLIObeta, and select the item you want
  2. Click on “Send to phone” from the  menu on the right hand side


3. Enter your cell phone number, email address, or UNI


A text message will be sent to your cell phone, or you’ll get an email if you chose that option.