Guide to the Weather

Putting the final touches on your Master’s projects and looking for some weather information data from the past?  Try… The Quickie Guide to Finding Past Weather (While Remaining Unable To Do Anything About It) by Deborah Wassertzug: For recent past (back to 2001), Weather Underground is a good, quick source. Just type in a zip […]

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Master’s Projects – Research and Resources

As you scour the city for your stories and come across that one compelling story for your Master’s project, here are some resource suggestions for your research: Close to home: There are over 20 libraries on Columbia’s campus. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library contains good resources for research on art, architecture, urban planning, and […]

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Evidence and Inference 2007, Library Presentation Links – Catalogs, National Libraries, Journals & Databases

Library catalogs: The MARC record (Wikipedia) Library of Congress Subject Headings (Wikipedia) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute library catalog Library of Congress catalog: “vanilla,” and “enhanced“ JOLIS, the Joint World Bank-IMF library catalog Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, catalog The Prelinger Library WorldCat “Hybrid” databases (bibliographic information, plus full text): ProQuest Digital Dissertations (access restricted to […]

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Science Reporting Resources for MA Students

CLIO is Columbia’s library catalog. A journal title search will tell you which journals we receive, print or electronic versions. General Science Full Text: (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) A multidisciplinary database that indexes articles in general science periodicals back to 1984 (with full text available from 1995 on for selected titles). PsycINFO: (access […]

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Nonprofits Information

Here is a quick guide to finding information on nonprofit organizations: GuideStar is a database of nonprofit organizations which are identified as 501(c)(3) public charities. GuideStar requires registration, so set up a free login and password for access. Some portions of the site require payment, but you can retrieve the 990 form, which the organization […]

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