The Digital Science Center provides a wide range of software to support research and coursework in several science and engineering disciplines. All of the software below is available for use on the computers located in the Science & Engineering Library, and some is also available for download and use on personal computers.
Google Scholar retrieves references to books, abstracts, and e-journal 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. Remember to adjust your settings and add a link to Columbia University e-link: Settings > Library Links > Columbia University > Save
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.
|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.
Other Library plugins and widgets:
If you often do your research from off-campus, we recommend you install the proxy bookmarklet on your browser's bookmarks toolbar. The bookmarklet lets you log into the proxy without having to browse from the Columbia University Libraries website.
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.
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