Add the Oxford English Dictionary to Your Browser

With the Oxford English Dictionary on your browser, checking a definition can be as easy as highlighting and clicking. Installation instructions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Netscape are available here: http://www.oed.com/services/browser-button.html See the Libraries’ Tools & Widgets page for more resources to streamline your research. […]

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Library Resources Embedded in CourseWorks

Librarians have created course-specific and discipline-specific Research Guides for every CourseWorks page. These guides offer links to targeted resources for your course or discipline as well as librarian contact info. The link to the Research Guide in the CourseWorks sidebar is just below the link for Library Reserves. Need help? Ask us – we’re just […]

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Frances Perkins Exhibition, through March 26, 2010

“Frances Perkins: The Woman behind the New Deal” is on display in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library through March 26th.   Perkins  was the first woman cabinet member, serving as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor from 1933-45. Columbia houses the most significant collection of Perkins’ papers outside of the National Archives.  In addition to […]

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Add the Libraries to your iGoogle Home Page

Get the Columbia Libraries’ iGoogle Search Gadget. Search CLIO, find articles, connect to a specific database by name, or search the Libraries’ archives portal or website.  You may also link directly to your library account. Additional tabs link to subject guides, reference help, Borrow Direct, ILL, and Library news. Add the Columbia-customized iGoogle Gadget to […]

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The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta Jacobs

As we observe International Women’s Day, we should also acknowledge the contributions of Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929), the first Dutch woman physician, who assembled, with her husband Carl Gerritsen,  the first great library collection related to the history of women. Although the scope of the Gerritsen Collection of Women’s History Online extends from the 16th to […]

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New! Document Delivery of Butler Chapters/Articles

Announcing a new document delivery service for Morningside/Barnard/UTS faculty and visiting scholars with borrowing privileges. You can request scans of  book chapters and articles from the print collections in Butler Library through your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account. Limit of one chapter per book and one article per journal issue, within fair use guidelines. How to […]

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Personal Writing: Letters and Diaries

Letters and diaries provide a unique perspective on public and private events.  These database collections also offer extensive indexing (use the advanced search to see the many options available). The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, from 1500-1900 North American Women’s Letters and Diaries (1700-1950) North American Immigrant […]

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America’s Historical Newspapers

This extraordinary collection provides full-text access to nearly every American newspaper* published from 1690 through the 19th century.  Search the entire database or limit a search to a specific region, state, town, or paper.  You may also limit by time period, language, and article type (including letters, news/opinion, advertisements, illustrations, cartoons, and announcements), or page […]

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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

With Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, standard authoritative Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish dictionaries are only a click away. Features include sound recordings for each word, the ability to search in  English or in the original language,  a virtual keyboard for entering accents and non-roman characters (though this is not necessary for look-ups) and […]

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