Monthly Archives: January 2010

Trail database: Grzimek’s Animal Life


We now have access to a trial of Grzimek’s Animal Life.  The trial starts on 01/25/2010 and ends on 02/24/2010. To access the trial click here.

Grzimek’s Animal Life is an image-rich, dynamic online resource that creates a true educational experience where a quick trip to find specific information can lead to the desire to explore and learn more. Users will be inspired by:

    * Unequaled coverage – more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Invertebrates, Mammals and Reptiles, including information on evolution, habitat, behavior, range and more
    * Authoritative, peer-reviewed content –  updated regularly by a worldwide network of  experts
    * Ease of use –  immersive tools like interactive range maps and an intuitive
interface let users discover while also supporting serious academic research
    * Media richness – thousands of photos, maps, videos, audio tracks and more

For access:

(Access is for Columbia affiliates only)

If you have feed back about this or any other science related resource that Columbia Subscribes to please email comments/feedback to: ref-sci@


New Springer E-Book Collection

The Library has acquired the Springer E-Book collections for the years 2005, 2009, and 2010.  We now have access to thousands of additional electronic books, reference works, and book series in the following subject areas:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economspringerlink-logoics 
  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

Content is available on the SpringerLink platform directly though the following link:

Records will also being showing up in CLIO, the Library’s catalog on a continuing basis, as soon as new materials are added to the collection.