Columbia Libraries Celebrates World Digital Preservation Day

Columbia University Libraries joins the international digital preservation community today in celebrating World Digital Preservation Day to recognize the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. The commemorative day seeks “to create greater awareness of digital preservation that will translate into a wider understanding which permeates all aspects of society – […]

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CQ Voting and Elections database

http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio4996822 CQ Press offers primary and general election data for all presidential, gubernatorial or congressional elections from 1789 – 2016. 2018 midterm returns with be verified and uploaded in 2019. As a secondary source, CQ Press takes the raw data from election results and makes it easier to read and digest. PROS – Comprehensive – […]

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Highlights from the Data Collection: U.S. Election Data

The Libraries Numeric Data Catalog Holdings has some interesting data on the United States election results starting from 1912 to the most recent election year. Included are data on not only the presidential elections, but also gubernatorial, senatorial, congressional, and special senatorial elections. The source of the data is Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential […]

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Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)

Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) is a web based interface that allows access and analysis of data. The data can be accessed from IPUMS or from  the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). SDA allows you to: Browse the codebook describing a dataset Calculate frequencies or crosstabulation (with charts) Do comparison of means […]

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Columbia Spectator Archive, 1953-1992, Now Available Online

The Columbia Spectator Archive now includes content from 1953 to 1992, totaling nearly 50,000 pages.  The website, initially launched in Fall 2012,  represents the first phase of a multiyear project to digitize the full run of the Columbia Spectator, Columbia's student newspaper and the second-oldest college daily in the United States. When completed, it will […]

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New Online Exhibitions To Check Out

The Libraries house so much more than print resources! Four new online exhibitions launched recently, ranging in a variety of topics from architecture to literature to photography.  Check out the papers of Joseph Pulitzer, unique design novelties and more, all from your computer.   Avery's Architectural Novelties This exhibition highlights a selection of architectural novelties […]

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Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great tool that can help you discover abstracts, full-text articles, and other database content through a simple search interface. The resource provides a search of scholarly literature across a diverse array of subject areas and sources. Here's a reminder on how to most effectively utilize Google Scholar both on-campus and remotely. […]

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Amnesty International Turns 50! Let’s Make a Global Toast to Freedom

Saturday, May 28, marks the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International. Join Columbia University Libraries and Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research for a virtual Toast To Freedom to recognize this milestone. The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research houses the archives of Amnesty International USA. This collection documents decades of human rights research and advocacy conducted […]

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Check out Some of the New Resources Online!

The following new e-resources and online databases have been added to Columbia University Libraries website: A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology – Online Music Anthology is a database of music scores containing representative vocal and instrumental compositions from antiquity through the 19th century. Archives Unbound – Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of the historical documents […]

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