Your CLIO Questions

I can’t find my searches that I did (and saved) in CLIO Legacy. Did these transfer?

The searches you saved in CLIO Legacy are still there; link to CLIO Legacy by clicking Find on the Libraries home page, or on the crown in CLIO.  The CLIO Legacy saved searches have not transferred, though we are looking into adding this functionality.  In the meantime, CLIO searches have persistent URLs, so if you copy the URL and save it, you can use it to re-run your search at any time. And if you are using CLIO Legacy searches to keep up with new publications, you could try subscribing to CLIO RSS feeds of your favorite searches, to see when new titles are added.  The easiest way to do this, is by sorting your search by “acquired latest” before clicking the RSS icon.  If you’d like help constructing an RSS feed, Ask a Librarian.

What is CLIO?

CLIO is the Columbia University Library’s next-generation search system designed to improve information discovery and deliver enhanced services for students and faculty.  It incorporates several types and sources of information: the library catalog; our databases and  e-journals; a large database of articles and other information;  Academic Commons, our institutional depository;  and the Libraries website.

How is CLIO catalog different than CLIO Legacy? than CLIO Classic?

CLIO searches the same underlying catalog as CLIO and CLIO classic, but offers more flexible search options, better results formatting, and item-specific requesting options. CLIO also enables searching across many diverse sources, including the Columbia Library catalog, articles, e-books, dissertations, Academic Commons, and the Library website.CLIO Legacy and CLIO Classic will continue to be available in parallel with CLIO as the new interface is made available to the University community.  Records added to CLIO legacy and CLIO classic appear in CLIO catalog on the following day.  Circulation information is updated in real time.

What are the top 5 new features in CLIO?

  • A clean, modern interface with simple navigation
  • Improved record-level displays to show you locations, real-time availability, and as much information about the resource as possible.
  • Improved search allows for quicker filtering of resources, and the ability to combine facets (e.g. french films) without entering search terms.
  • The ability to search across multiple sources simultaneously, including: the Columbia catalog, journal articles, newspapers, the library website, and more.
  • Dynamically updated RSS feeds based on a search are readily available for integration with RSS readers and notification programs.