Constitution Day at Columbia University

The John Jay Papers, contain many letters that Jay wrote just prior, during, and just after the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787. Jay, then serving as Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Confederation, kept American diplomats serving abroad, such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, informed of the news, while frustrated that the […]

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Your Course Reserves

  Access the course reserve materials for your classes in multiple ways.   CourseWorks, two ways: Get to all of your Course Reserves by clicking on My Libr. Reserves from your My Courses page: Or, find the Reserves list for a specific course you are taking by clicking Libr. Reserves from the Course page:   […]

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IM a Librarian – new hours!

Since 2001, students and faculty have been able to IM a librarian at Columbia. This year, we’re extending our hours, thanks to feedback from students. Mondays, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesdays, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Fridays, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM   […]

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Find Articles

Classes have only been in session for four days, but it’s never to early to start your research. The Libraries’ new Find Articles tool lets you search multiple database at the same time. Find Articles has lots of great functionality to help you search efficiently, and this quick introduction will get you started. You can […]

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’09-’10 Research without Borders Speaker Series Kicks Off with Women Bloggers Panel

Join a roundtable discussion, "A Blog of Her Own: Scholarly Women on the Web," on Monday, September 21, 2009, at 12:30 pm in Alfred Lerner Hall Room 555 at Columbia University’s Morningside Campus. The event is sponsored by Columbia University’s Scholarly Communication Program, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Women in Science […]

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Free Software Downloads from CUIT

CUIT offers free downloads for some software applications and online tools. Check the complete list, and download permissions, on the CUIT website. (Look for the "Available for Download" symbol.)  The Libraries recommends these downloads EndNote EndNote: Bibliographic software Create bibliographies instantly, download citations from electronic resources, and insert formatted citations effortlessly into your Word documents. (Ask a […]

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Ask a Librarian

There are more than forty subject specialist librarians on campus, across the 22 libraries at Columbia. Have a question about searching databases, finding books and articles, research projects, bibliographies, or other library services? There are lots of ways to ask a librarian. Check walk-in reference hours on the Libraries website, and stop by a library […]

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