Scan & Delivery Service

Need a book chapter or article from Columbia Libraries' print collections?

Scan & Deliver: Electronic Document Delivery enables you to request electronic delivery of articles and book chapters from the general print collections of many of Columbia's Libraries. The service is available for book chapters and articles in the general print collections, with some exceptions.

To place a request:

1) Run a CLIO search for the book or journal you're looking for.

2) Choose the exact item you'd like from the results page

3) In the "Available from" menu on the item page, choose "Scan & Deliver"

4)  Follow the instructions and submit your request.

Visit the Scan & Deliver web page for information on which Columbia University Libraries participate in the service, detailed instructions for placing a request, delivery information, and frequently asked questions.

SIPA Research Tools

Attention: SIPA Students

Come learn about some of the many tools and research aids available for research at SIPA. Among the displays will be:

Interactive GIS display

Research  Resources

Statistical Software display

Zotero display

The SIPA Research Tools event, accompanied by morning refreshments, will be held on

Thursday February 13, 2014

10:00 am – 11:00 am and again 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

and hosted in the

Data Service, Lehman Library, Room 215

Please choose a session and R.S.V.P to

fd2102@columbia.edu

Introduction to Zotero

Zotero is a citation program that allows you to search, retrieve, and store article citations from databases, Google Scholar, and book citations from catalogs. It helps you insert citations in Word documents in a wide variety of writing styles, such as APA, Chicago, etc.

If you are interested in an introduction to the program Register Here.

If the dates are not convenient contact Fadi Dagher (fd2102@columbia.edu) to schedule an individual demonstration.

Liberty and Security in a Changing World

In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations of NSA spying, the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, set up by President Obama has released its report. It outlines 46 recommendations.

Liberty and Security in a Changing World: Report and Recommendations of the President's Review Group on Intelligence

 


					

IHS Jane’s — ONLINE INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS

The IHS Jane’s annual defence report briefing is due on Wednesday 11th December, at 10 am. It is Jane’s Defence Weekly’s major review of the year’s most significant developments in terms of defence and military geopolitics.

IHS is a global information company with experts in the pivotal areas shaping today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management.  Jane’s content provides news and analysis on global issues relating to security and defense issues. The content is updated daily, it is image rich and contain an archive of content back to the late 1980s.Access to Jane’s content is via this url http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?ARD1353

Need Resources? Try a Subject Guide

Still looking for articles for a research paper? Subject guides are a great way to identify resources when writing a  research paper or working on a class project.

A subject guide is a bibliography of (mostly) online resources for a particular subject area, for instance Human Rights, Public Administration, Security Studies, or Sociology. These resources are selected by subject specialist librarians, who are experts in that subject area.

Of course, you can always ask me, Fadi Dagher fd2102@columbia.edu, if you have questions about your research.

HELP When You Need It

Don't know where to start?                 Need help using the Libraries' collection

New to using statistical software?            What is the best way to handle citations?

Can't find the right GIS mapping tool to complete you assignment?

 

Check out what the Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) has to offer.

  • Walk in and ask.
    Librarians are available weekdays at  regularly schedule hours throughout the year in the DSSC Consulting Office which is located in the glass-walled area immediately on your right as you enter the main DSSC area, IAB323, on the second floor of Lehman Library.
     
    Additionally the DSSC Data Service is a space set up for those doing quantitative work or looking for numeric or spatial data. The DSSC Data Service is on the lower level of Lehman, IAB215, and can be reached from the main area of the DSSC by a staircase. It also maintains its own regularly schedule hours throughout the year.
     
  • Make an appointment.
    Send an email to dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu to request an appointment. Briefly explain what you need and someone will get back in touch. For questions involving numeric or spatial data, statistical software or mapping you can reach the DSSc Data Servic directly at dssc.data@columbia.edu.
     
  • Send an email.
    Use the same steps as a request for an appointment.  If an email contains only your question a librarian will answer by email.
     
  • Telephone.
    You can reach a librarian in the DSSC Consulting Office, 212-854-8043, or a librarian in the DSSC Data Service, 212-854-6012, during the location's regularly schedule hours.
     
  • Help yourself.
    The DSSC main page and DSSC Data Services page each gives overviews of the collections they support.
    Check to see if there are any in-library workshops offered by the DSSC (these occur most frequently early in a semester).
    Self-paced online tutorials are available from Lynda.com Software Tutorials for a wide range of softwares or GIS Self-paced Online Courses.

Zotero Worshops

Zotero is a citation management program that allows you to search, retrieve, and store article citations from databases and Google Scholar, and book citations from catalogs. It helps you insert citations in Word documents in a wide variety of writing styles, such as APA, Chicago, etc. Register Here.

If the dates are not convenient contact Fadi Dagher (fd2102@columbia.edu) to schedule an individual session.

World Population Day

Today is World Population Day. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon issued a statement to commemorate this day.
On the spotlight for this year's commemoration is the issue of adolescent pregnancy, and a call on Governments to take measures to enable girls to make responsible life choices and realize their potential.

To conduct research on topics related to population, you may want to consult one of the Lehman Library research guides, Population, Migration and Refugee Studies. It contains links to background information, databases, annual reviews, statistics and other materials of interest. Sample titles include: Handbook of Population, The State of World Population, and the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.

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