This is the seventh post in the series Digital Workflows for Academic Research on the Mac for the Columbia Libraries Digital Humanities Center. In my previous installments on Sente, Sente for PDF Management on the Mac and iPad (1): Capturing and Organizing PDFs, Sente for PDF Management on the Mac and iPad (2): Capturing and Organizing PDFs, […]
Category: Research Help
Daniel Wessel: Using Content Outlines and Circus Ponies Notebooks for Writing Articles and Theses
This is the sixth post in the series Digital Workflows for Academic Research on the Mac for the Columbia Libraries Digital Humanities Center. It is written by guest contributor Dr. Daniel Wessel. Daniel is a scientist at a research institute in Tuebingen, and holds a research doctorate in Psychology from the University of Tuebingen (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen), Germany. During […]
Sente for PDF Management on the Mac and iPad (1): Capturing and Organizing PDFs
This post will focus on the business of capturing, categorizing, and organizing your PDFs in a coherent library using Sente for Mac. If you followed my last post, PDF Chaos? Digital Workflow Basics, I discussed the chaos that can ensue without establishing a coherent filing system for PDF documents–and illustrated it with a chaotic demo […]
Welcome Summer Session Students!
Welcome to the Summer Session! We hope you have a wonderful experience using the collections and services in the Libraries. Butler librarians are here all summer to answer your questions and help you with your research. The librarians in Butler can assist you with a range of research support services in the areas of history, […]
Welcome Summer Session Students!
Welcome to Butler Library! While you are here this summer take advantage of our free library workshops to help you get oriented to our collections and services. Not sure where to start? For an introduction to library research try our course, Getting the Most Out of the Libraries this Summer. Click on the course title […]
Last Minute Research Help
The 10 research librarians/subject specialists who work in Butler Library are here to help you throughout Study Days and Finals. You can see when the Butler Reference Desk is staffed here: http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=butlref If you’d rather reach us individually, our contact info is here: http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/butlref/staff.html Also note that there will be additional study space open […]
UWriting Students: More Research Tips
As you begin working on your research proposals, use these multi-subject databases to find articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines: ProQuest EbscoHost Research Databases JSTOR LexisNexis Academic Remember to use the truncation symbol (*) and nested searching to improve your results. Example: (smoking OR tobacco OR nicotine) AND (ethic* OR moral*) If you need […]
UWriting Students: Need Help with your Research?
For help with your research, use the UW Research Guide on the sidebar of your CourseWorks page: http://library.columbia.edu/subjects/ENGL/ENGLC1010.html The research librarians in Butler Library can help you in a number of ways: –we can help you find scholarly resources in our library databases –we can help you determine the scholarly merit of a resource –we […]
Medieval Studies: Finding Primary Sources Online
The Libraries subscribe to a wide number of resources that provide access to Latin texts of the Middle Ages. Here are some you might find useful (this is a selection, not a comprehensive list). You can bookmark the URLs below for use from any location: Patrologia Latina: the full-text database http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?ANC0798 An electronic edition of […]
Reach out to one of the research librarians in Butler – we’re here to help you navigate the libraries and find the scholarly resources you need. Research librarians understand how the information in our Libraries is organized and we know what’s in our collections. We can help you: Find the best electronic and print resources for […]