Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'library'

Zotero 3.0 Released, Featuring Zotero Standalone

Zotero is a free tool that helps users collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. Zotero was first released in April 2009 as a FireFox browser extension and later developed into an extension for other browsers. The Zotero team recently...

My Experience with eBooks

The Reader Ecosystem and Digital Rights Management The current crop of digital reader devices share a common set of attributes: most employ a special black-and-white display that offers paper-like readability even in bright light, allow you to read digitally formatted...

Library Databases Search Widgets - Bringing Search to Your Students

A few weeks ago we wrote a short article about how to embed widgets into your course web site. A particularly useful category of embeddable widgets is "library database search tools". Example: Pre-Defined, Single Service Search Many of Columbia's database...

RefAware: Personal Research Assistant

RefAware is a convenient service from RefWorks, the bibliographic citation management software company, that keeps you notified of newly released journal articles in your subject area of interest. RefAware canvases the Internet 24/7 for new content from over 8,000...

Managing Journal Articles and Citations with Mendeley

Mendeley Desktop is a free software application that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into a personal digital library. Similar to the previously EnhancED Noted entries Papers for Mac and Zotero, Mendeley allows you...

Meta-Lib Offers Custom Multi-Database Searches

The Columbia Libraries' research and subject guides generally list a number of pertinent databases. Searching across these disparate databases (a federated search) is now possible using a tool called MetaLib. When MetaLib receives a search request, it will provide a...

CUL Adds Video Collections from Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press' Critical Video Editions combine extensive collections of video with a powerful suite of searching, video clipping and sharing tools specially designed for teachers and researchers. The collections include famous and rare video from the performing arts as...

The Commons on Flickr

The Commons on Flickr is a project that makes some of the world's greatest public photography archives available at no cost. Thousands of photos are available for download and can be used by faculty and students for teaching, research, presentations,...

Zotero 1.5 Beta and Web Application Released

"Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work--in the web browser itself." The Zotero 1.5 Beta Firefox extension offers a number...

Reading Lists: Beyond Bookmarks

If you like saving useful articles, papers, and pages from the web for to read later but want more than just the tagging features of bookmarking sites like Delicious or CiteULike, there are several easy-to-use products tailored to provide this...

Organizing Scientific Papers

The award-winning Papers for Mac (OS X only) is an application that makes it easy to organize science papers and journal articles, integrating smoothly with sources like Google Scholar, JSTOR, Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed to automatically pull metadata...

Wilson Adds Audio to Full-Text Articles

WilsonWeb, a comprehensive search tool to which Columbia subscribes, recently added a "listen" button next to its full-text HTML articles. The automatic reader sounds surprisingly natural. Because the audio can be downloaded, this is a great resource for on-the-go researchers...

CUL Adds LibX Firefox Plugin

The Columbia University Libraries have released a customized version of the popular LibX plugin for Firefox browsers. The LibX plugin can be customized to perform searches on the local library catalog. Once installed, LibX enables direct Columbia catalog (CLIO) searches...

Setting Google Scholar to Columbia

A feature of Google Scholar is its Library Links Program which allows each participating library to include a link for its patrons facilitating access to its resources. Columbia is a participating member. These special links, appearing in the search results,...

Copyright Digital Slider

The American Library Association recently released a digital slider tool allowing you to check various copyright terms for works released in the United States. The tool can be viewed at the following location: http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/...

Creating a Remotely Accessible Link for Restricted Library Resources

Access to restricted Columbia University Libraries resources such as databases, ejournals, and other commercial services is limited to Columbia network users. To provide remote access to Columbia affiliates, the Libraries operate a proxy server. When you connect to restricted resources...

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