New Databases, March to September 2016

Please find below links to CLIO records for new databases related to the humanities and/or history acquired by Columbia University Libraries since our last newsletter was published (on March 1, 2016). For a fuller descriptive treatment of selected new databases, please see Featured Resources: New Databases in LGBTQ Studies. 20-seiki Media Jōhō Dētabēsu African Blue […]

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Humanities & History Librarian Updates

As of July 5, 2016, our Western European Humanities Librarian, Meredith Levin, is the Interim Head of the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary for this academic year. She is still reachable via email (mjl2209@columbia.edu) and in her office at Butler (309I) on Mondays and most Friday mornings but she will be at the Burke […]

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Welcome to Butler Library!

On behalf of the Humanities & History Librarians, welcome to Butler Library! We all look forward to this time of year, when we welcome and introduce our university community to the extensive resources available in the Libraries. Here are some of our upcoming events and orientation sessions. “Getting Your Bearings” for Graduate Students If you’re […]

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New Database: LGBT Thought & Culture

LGBT Thought and Culture  is a full text database of books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection includes materials collected by activist and publisher Tracy Baim from the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, the Magnus Hirschfeld and Harry Benjamin collections from […]

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Save the Date: Senior Thesis Forum

Wednesday, April 6, from 3:00-4:30pm Each year, the Humanities & History and Global Studies librarians host a Senior Thesis Forum where undergraduate thesis writers share their research experiences with an audience of other students, librarians, and faculty.  The forum is structured as a panel discussion; and senior thesis writers are asked to speak about how […]

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Text and Image Scanning and Machine Reading (OCR)
at the Digital Humanities Center

The Digital Humanities Center’s computer lab (DHC) in 305 Butler provides Columbia students, faculty, and staff with 10 scanners for copying images and copying and reading texts in a variety of forms – books, loose pages, photographs, slides, negatives, microfilm, microfiche, and microprint.   (Visitors can take advantage of four public canners, one in room 300, […]

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New and Improved Databases: September 2015 to February 2016

New and Improved Databases The following databases have either been newly acquired or improved since the last “New and Improved Databases” column was published in Humanities & History Division Newsletter (in our fifth issue, September 2015). New African American Communities (Adam Matthew) “Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities […]

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