American History in Video

American History in Video provides a large and and rich collection of online video for the study of American history with more than 4,000 titles encompassing more than 1,000 hours. Many of the videos include fully searchable transcripts.  Create, annotate, and share clips and playlists.  The database  includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public […]

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Library Service Changes Due to Inclement Weather, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Due to inclement weather,  Columbia University Libraries (CUL) facilities will close at 3pm today, Wednesday, February 10th. Butler Library’s 24-hour study spaces will remain open for CU students and faculty; however, all service points including the Library Information Office, Circulation, Reserves, Media Center, graduate reading rooms and the Butler book stacks will be closed. All […]

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Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Twentieth Century Advice Literature : North American Guides on Race, Sex, Gender, and the Family brings together instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature published from 1890 through 1980. The database includes hundreds of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books. […]

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CLIO beta: Placing Requests

In CLIO beta, request options are listed in the right sidebar.  Here are some options, with approximate turn-around times: Offsite: When something is at Offsite, you may have the physical item delivered to campus, or ask that an article or chapter be scanned and delivered electronically.  Requests are generally filled within 2 business days. Borrow […]

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Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero: Which Is Best for You?

Columbia supports three citation management programs. We have site licenses for Endnote and RefWorks. Zotero is a free open access service. This video highlights the features of each program: Managing Your References with Citation Software To learn more, take one of our workshops, offered this week, and throughout the semester. Click on the Library Workshops […]

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Graphic Novels exhibition in the Butler 3rd floor display cases

Butler Library has a thriving graphic novels collection with over 1300 titles to date. During the Spring 2010 semester, the display cases on Butler’s 3rd floor present an exhibition designed to encourage interest in using these unique resources in curriculum and research.  Seven themes are presented; for each theme an image from traditional art–something more […]

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Network Upgrade in Butler

Over intersession CUIT upgraded the Butler Libary network on the second and third floors of the library to improve reliability, security and performance for both staff and public computing. Each network jack was upgraded from 10BaseT to 1000BaseT, and connectivity for wireless access points was improved as well. This effort was part of the campus […]

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