The Libraries are here to support you throughout the end of the semester! Here's how:
Stressbusters will be in Butler 203 on Wednesday, December 12, giving backrubs, and offering tips for reducing stress and more. Librarians will also be on hand to answer questions and hand out healthy study snacks. Check out Facebook for more info.
With the fall semester just around the corner, here are some tips for using CLIO, Columbia University Libraries’ online catalog system. Brush up on searching options before your first research paper hits.
Keywords can be entered in any order. It won’t change the outcome of your search. Example: a search for "whales communication" and "communication whales" yields the same results.
This tip might sound obvious, but use quotes to search for a phrase. Example: "art of war" or "new york" skyscrapers
This one might look odd at first, but use a "?" to search for variant endings. This can be really helpful for getting the most complete results. Example: a search for "child?" finds child, children, childhood. This even works within words. Example: a search for "lab?r" finds labor, labour, laborer.
Don’t use and/or/not between terms; they will be searched as keywords. The less filler, the better.
Looking for art books in Avery? Want the film version of Frankenstein? Use limits to filter a search by format (including videos, music or electronic resources) and library location. For full limits and more keyword search options, use an Advanced search. Check out the handy graphic below to see all advanced search options:
The Library Information Technology Office is now making CLIO New Arrivals publicly available on the main CLIO web page. This service allows you to search and discover new acquisitions from within the past three months by the Columbia University Libraries. You can search for resources by title, author and keyword as well as limit your search by format, publication date, language, region, topic and more.
The CLIO New Arrivals service, currently available in public beta, also features a feedback widget on the left side of the page, where you can provide comments about your user experience. Please let the Libraries know what you think of the capabilities and design of this great new service!
There are two new ways to use the Libraries with your cellphone! (Standard rates apply.)
Text a Call Number to Your Cell Phone
CLIObeta now offers the ability to send a information about an item at the Libraries (author, title, location, call number) via text message to a cell phone.
Conduct your search in CLIObeta, and select the item you want
Click on "Send to phone" from the item record
Enter your cell-phone number.
A text message will be sent to your cell phone.
Text a Question to Ask a Librarian
Text a Librarian from your cell phone at (215)TEXTCUL or (215)839-8285. Summer hours for the Ask a Librarian service are Monday through Friday from 1pm to 4pm. Look for extended hours this fall! More info.
You can now export citations directly from CLIO Beta to Refworks, an online citation management program available free to all Columbia students, faculty and staff. RefWorks allows you to organize your citations in multiple folders and to create bibliographies in a variety of styles. Endnote and Zotero users may also find this a useful way to harvest citations for their collections. Watch this quick video tutorial to learn how!
Need more help with your bibliography, EndNote or Refworks? Ask a librarian.
Beginning Monday, January 25, 2010 CLIO Beta will replace CLIO Classic as the primary search tool for Columbia University Libraries.
What does this mean?
CLIO Beta will be the new CLIO interface now. All links to CLIO will take you to the CLIO Beta interface.
Is the search different?
No. CLIO Beta and Classic have exactly the same content. Your searches will get the same results in Beta or Classic. The CLIO Beta Interface will offer you more functionality, though.
What’s new in CLIO Beta?
Here are just a few features to look for in CLIO Beta:
A search box on every page
ISBN/ISSN searches available in the basic and advanced searches
Book covers accompany search results, with up-turned page corners when full- or partial- text is available in Google Books
Text or email a the title, location and call number of an item to you cell phone
Permanent URLs are available for each record
What if I still want to use CLIO Classic?
There will be a link from CLIO Beta to CLIO Classic, if you’d prefer to use the previous interface.
CLIO Beta is an evolving search interface. We look forward to your feedback, and will continue to make improvements.