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HIST 3692: Anarchism: A Global History

Spring 2020, Prof. Jose Moya

CLIO Catalog Searching

What is CLIO?

CLIO is the online catalog to Columbia University Libraries. CLIO contains over 7 million records for books, online resources, journals & newspapers, conference proceedings, sound recordings & scores, videos, archival collections & oral history transcripts, online databases, maps & images, and more!

CLIO Search Tips:

  • Use the Catalog search to find books, journal and newspaper titles, media materials, musical scores, archival collections and databases (but not articles within databases). You can also find maps and atlases.

  • Article Search allows you to search articles indexed in all of Columbia's databases

  • Search for specific e-journal titles using the E-journal Title search

  • Use the link to Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan when the book or media item is checked out.

 

Catalog search tips

  • If you know exactly what book (journal, video, etc.) you are looking for, you can search by Title, Author, ISBN, etc.
  • To find items about a specific topic, first try a keyword search in All Fields.
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for an exact phrase: "mutual aid".
    • Use * for truncation (to find variant spellings and endings of a word): wom*n will find woman, women, womyn; anarch* will find anarchy, anarchism, anarchist, anarchists, etc.
    • For more complex search, use AND and OR:
      • AND finds records which have all the search terms you entered.
      • OR finds records which have one of the search terms you entered, as well as records which have more than one of the terms. OR finds MORE.
    • ​Use parentheses to group terms:  "mutual aid" AND (housing OR tenant*)
  • Subject headings: If you find a book that's relevant, look at its subject headings in CLIO and click through to find more related works.