Research Tools


googlescholar

Google Scholar retrieves references to books, abstracts, and ejournal articles from selected university and scholarly repositories. Columbia's Google Scholar link above also provides direct links to the full-text article for materials in our holdings.

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Google Book Search searches the full text of books that Google scans and stores in its digital database. It provides online access to full text of public domain and out-of-copyright books, reproduced either from text provided by publishers or by the libraries.

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Guide to Installing Columbia University LibX Firefox Plugin
Use the LibX toolbar to conveniently search Columbia Library catalogs, electronic books, journals and selected databases. You can also follow embedded visual cues from Google Scholar, Amazon, Wikipedia and The New York Times Book Review.

Bibliographic Management Tools

EndNote: Bibliographic Software
EndNote bibliographic software allows you to create bibliographies instantly, download citations from electronic resources, and insert formatted citations effortlessly into your Word documents. To learn how to use EndNote, go to the workshops page for a class schedule.

Zotero
Zotero is a Firefox extension that helps you manage, cite, and collect research sources. It runs in your Firefox web browser and offers a range of research organizing tools. Consult the Quick Start Guide for tips and screencasts on how to get started using Zotero. Also, to learn how to use Zotero, go to the workshops page for a class schedule.

Other Tools & Plugins

Libraries Search Plugins
Add our search plugins to Firefox or Internet Explorer to quickly search our website, the Columbia University Directory, CLIO, Google Scholar, and more.

Information about Mobile Resources at Columbia University Libraries
The Mobile Resources page offers a select list of resources for which mobile versions exist.  These resources are mobile browser optimized unless specified by the iPhone or android app icon.

Britannica Widgets
From Encyclopedia Britannica Webshare, these widgets, which allow you to quickly and easily explore a variety of topics, are pre-created and ready to embed into websites.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Browser Lookup Tools
When you add the OED to your browser using one of the OED Online Lookup Tools, you can highlight a word on any web page, click on the Search OED Online button on your browser toolbar, and the OED Online Find Word search will display the results in your browser window. (Note: JavaScript must be enabled)

Follow Us on Facebook & Twitter

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Columbia University Libraries on Facebook
Find us on Facebook for information about CU libraries' news, events, workshops, research help, and much more!

Many of our discipline-specific libraries have Facebook pages as well, including Avery Library, Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University Archives, the Digital Social Science Center, the Engineering Library, the Journalism Library, Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Milstein Undergraduate Library, the Music Library, and the Science & Engineering Library.

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Follow Columbia University and Barnard Libraries on Twitter
Barnard Library - @BarnLib
Columbia University Libraries - @ColumbiaLib
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - @ColumbiaRBML
Journalism Library - @JournalismLib
Lehman Collections Curator, RBML - @LehmanCurator
Academic Commons - @ResearchAtCU
Schapiro Collections, RBML - @SchapiroArchive

 


Library tools help you customize your library experience, bringing library services to you. What tools do you use? What would you recommend to other library users? Send us your suggestions!

For help with one of our widgets or tools, send e-mail to: widget-help@library.columbia.edu.