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Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925, Part II has been added to the Nineteenth Century Collections Online database. It includes Academies of Science Publications from 1665 to 1925, with strong concentrations in natural history, public health, and entomology.

(Image Credit: Gale Cengage Learning)

New RBML Primary Sources

Candido (1944-1961) is an Italian anti-Communist weekly known for its biting satire and beautifully executed cartoons. Columbia's collection is the largest and most comprehensive in North America.

A portion of the personal library of Nobel prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky includes more than 1,300 volumes reflecting his interest in American literature—for example, Russian translations of the poet Robert Frost—and examples of tamizdat and publications from the early years of glasnost.  This acquisition complements the Loseff-Brodsky collection
(Image Credit: Rob Davis)

Want to see which databases are brand new at the Columbia Libraries?

1. Go to
2. Click on the Databases link.
3. Do a blank search (don't enter any text into the search box).
4. Click on 'Sort by Relevance' and select 'Acquired Latest'.

You'll then see the most recently added databases in our collections!
New and Improved Databases

Spotlight On:

The Digital Humanities Center's computer lab  (305 Butler Library) provides services to support humanities researchers working with digital texts, still and moving images, videos, and other materials.

The Studio@Butler (208b Butler Library) offers many learning opportunities and a collaborative space catering to cutting edge digital humanities work at Columbia. To learn more, visit our offerings page

To schedule a consultation send us an email.

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"Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future" Opening

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00pm                      Butler Library, Room 523

This exhibition, curated by librarian Karen Green, presents art, ephemera, and manuscripts from Columbia's RBML, including items associated with the university's history.


Book Traces in the Butler Stacks!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Sessions at 10am, 12pm & 2pm
Studio@Butler, 208b Butler Library

To participate: RSVP to Karla Nielsen at with Book Traces in the subject line and the time of the session you wish to attend. For more info, see RBML's Off the Shelf blog.

(Image Credit: Karla Nielsen)
Facsimile Score Exhibition
Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge Hall

An exhibition of annotated composers' sketches, illustrated manuscripts of early religious music, and 20th-century graphic scores in unconventional notation, has been co-curated by librarians Elizabeth Davis and Nick Patterson. Through October 17th, 2014.

(Image Credit: Nick Patterson)
Fall 2014 Events
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
2-3pm in the Studio@Butler

In this talk, Dr. Martin Eve will set out the background to open access, the specific challenges faced by the humanities and the potential future solutions.
Tuesday, October 2, 2014
7pm in the Studio@Butler
Jewish Book Researchathon
Friday, November 14, 2014
9am-12pm in the Studio@Butler

Code and Poetry Seminar
Every Wednesday from 11:40am-12:55pm in the Studio@Butler
More Library Events...

The Book History Colloquium at Columbia University- Fall 2014

Publishing Without a Publisher? Scholars Are Doing It for Themselves

FIERCE: The Life and Work of Manuel Ramos Otero

Early Music in the Digital Domain
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