CLIO (Columbia Libraries Information Online) is the online catalog for the Columbia libraries including Korean collections. Since CLIO utilizes both the McCune-Reischauer romanization and Korean scripts for bibliographic records, searches can be done in either Korean or with the romanization. However, searches using romanization are more reliable for finding materials than using the Korean script. For a quick introduction to CLIO, use the CLIO Quick Guide flyer or, within CLIO, the online help pages. If you are having trouble with CLIO, ask a librarian or a circulation desk attendant for help.
If you are unable to find materials in CLIO, please search one of the following catalogs using romanized search terms.
- Borrow Direct
An interlibrary loan service including Columbia University, Brown University, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. It is designed to allow students, faculty and staff at these institutions to request books directly from each other's collections.
- OCLC WorldCat
A union catalog consisting of over 150 million cataloging records in libraries worldwide, comprising of books, serials, manuscript collections, audiovisual materials, computer files, and other media. These materials can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
- KORCIS Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System
A union catalog of Korean old books and manuscripts. Search by title, keyword, author, and publisher.
- National Digital Library of Korea
A union catalog which consists of over a million cataloging records of public libraries in Korea.
- RISS International
A union catalog, similar as OCLC WorldCat which consists of over 7 million cataloging records of libraries in Korea. (CU affiliates only)
Most books in the Korean Collection are located on the 150 and 100 levels of the stacks in the library, where they are shelved along with Chinese, Japanese, and Western-language materials by subject using the Library of Congress Classification number. Materials not being used for a while as well as all bound periodicals are held in off-site. See Off-site Library Shelving Facilities for more information.
- History Culture Series
A multimedia contents database dedicated to Korean history and culture. The database covers subjects such as archeology, Korean history, and art history. (CU affiliates only)
- Korea AtoZ
A collection of full-text databases on a variety of subjects related to Korean Studies. The databases are arranged into 11 categories and include many classical works, dictionaries, and so on. (CU affiliates only)
- Korean History & Culture Research DB
A full-text database of excavation reports and provides a full-text reports in History, archeology, anthropology, literature and folklore in 3,000 volumes from many organizations. (CU affiliates only)
A collection of full-text databases related to Korean Studies offering a variety of subjects such as Korean history, literature, art, oriental medicine and the classics. They are arranged in 11 categories and each database provides access to full text as well as image files. (CU affiliates only)
- KSI E-book
Full-text electronic books in the fields of humanities and social sciences. (CU affiliates only)
- LawnB's Legal Information Service
A legal information portal service that provides a collection of South Korean legal materials online including law information, judicial precedent, lawyer and law firm information, etc. (CU affiliates only)