Biology Research Guide for Courseworks: Find Books, e-journals & More

Research Guide for Biological Sciences

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The Columbia University Libraries offer a wide range of research, instruction, and borrowing services to support all levels of academic research.

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Reference & Research Help

  • Librarians are available to assist you with research support in person, via e-mail, phone, IM, or by appointment. If you need help, Ask a Librarian.
  • Our Research Guides are curated lists of recommended resources (for specific academic disciplines and subjects) from expert librarians. 

Finding Library Materials

  • The Libraries' website is a gateway to collections and services.
  • CLIO is the libraries' primary search interface. It provides access to many kinds of resources, including books, databases, journals, and articles. 
  • Borrow Direct enables you to borrow books directly from other university libraries if the book you need is unavailable or is not owned by Columbia University.
  • Interlibrary Loan is the service to use for items that are not available through Borrow Direct, such as journal articles.


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