Get to know the SCOPUS database

All Columbia students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend Scopus Day on Wed. Oct 31, 2012.  Scopus is “…a large citation and abstract database, covering all subject areas. It contains nearly 18,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers with a range of advanced research features”. This event will offer a “lunch and learn” […]

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Our Quick Reference Guide can help you get started

Getting started in the Music & Arts Library, or, need a refresher on some of our resources? Our Quick Reference Guide (link opens as PDF) can help. It contains an overview of contact info, loan periods, resources to help you start your research, music-related databases, and more. In PDF format, with clickable links to the […]

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Research Help Available!

Looking for a little extra research help, as your final papers and projects take shape? Here’s a reminder on some resources that may be useful: Walk-in reference help: you can ask for assistance at the circulation desk of the Music & Arts Library any time we are open, excepting Saturdays; Email reference help: you can […]

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Digital Music Lab info sessions offered in March

Four info sessions on the Music & Arts Library’s Digital Music Lab are being offered in March 2011.  The sessions will give an overview of the available software and hardware, designed to enable users to work with digital audio, MIDI, and music notation, and will offer time for questions. Follow-up consultations are also available. These […]

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CLIO beta: limit search to music scores

Limiting your Title or Keyword search results to music scores just got easier in CLIO beta. Responding to user feedback, “Music Scores” has been added to the “Limit” menu under the search box on the main CLIO search page (also available: “Music Sound Recordings” and “Videos/Films”). You can also limit your results after your search, […]

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CLIO beta tutorial videos available!

Some very useful video tutorials on using CLIO beta have been put up by Barnard Library, at this link. Although the videos emphasize Barnard content, they are still an excellent introduction to some of the general features of CLIO beta, and to searching in general. For searching CLIO for music-related items, one additional thing to […]

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Introducing CLIO Beta!

As you may have noticed, a new and re-designed version of CLIO is now available. It’s titled CLIO Beta, and, as that implies, is an ongoing development which will, we hope, offer an easy-to-use and convenient interface to the Libraries’ collections. Please note the green “feedback” button towards the top of the search page. Your […]

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Inter-Library Loan or Borrow Direct – which to use?

The Inter-Library Loan Office has published a handy guide, which explains the differences between inter-library loan service and Borrow Direct, for those pesky times that Columbia’s Libraries don’t own an item, or all copies are checked out. Highly recommended! Note that music scores can be requested through either service (Borrow Direct is faster). While ILL […]

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Naxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz audio now in CLIO

Streaming audio content available on Naxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz is now indexed in CLIO! Over 4,500 records from Naxos Music Library and 1,500 records from Naxos Jazz have been added. This means that when you are searching CLIO, any available Naxos streaming audio content which matches your search will come up, along with […]

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Tip: audio interviews on Rock’s Back Pages

Rock’s Back Pages, an online database provided through the Columbia University Libraries, provides electronic access to an “… archive of reviews, interviews and features on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, by the world’s best rock writers and from the most influential music publications.” One interesting area of content that may not be immediately noticed […]

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