This research guide identifies library resources to support your research in the University Writing course. If you need research help, feel free to contact me directly. I'd be glad to set up an appointment with you.
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- Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of full-text specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
- Gale Biography in Context
A databse of biographical information on over 320,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
- Literati by Credo
A collection of full-text reference books. Use the mind map to visualize your idea in context. Consult Research Tips, videos and tutorials.
- Oxford Reference Online
Search across hundreds of Oxford University Press encyclopedias and companions.
Databases - Discovering the Conversation, Identifying Major Voices
Search Tip: Click in search results to get full-text.
How to evaluate the credibility of an online source.
- EBSCOhost Research Databases
Select All to search across a wide selection of scholarly databases.
Scholarly articles from more than 1,500 peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
- Google Scholar
Useful for broad searches of scholarly literature. Click Preferences option to link directly to Columbia's collection of e-journals.
Use the suggested topics to search by subject.
- Web of Science
Provides access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Click E-Link to see full text.
- Project Muse
Coverage typically starts with journal issues after 2000.
- LexisNexis Academic
Articles from newspapers, wire services; law reviews, case law, government documents.
Finding Books and Articles in Columbia's Collections
Columbia's online catalog for books, journals, films and music.
Search Tip: Use Quick Limit to find films or music; re-sort titles by newest first.
Search for books and journals in major library collections around the world.
- Borrow Direct
A borrowing service offered by the university libraries of Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, Harvard and MIT. It is designed to allow students, faculty and staff to request (and receive in four days) books directly from each other's collections.