University Writing CC1010: Introduction

University Writing

This research guide provides links to library resources and services that will help you successfully complete University Writing assignments. If you need research assistance, please feel free to chat with us, email us with a question, stop by during our drop-in hours, or schedule an individual consultation using our Ask a Librarian service.


Additional information for undergraduates:

Library Services

Hours & Study Spaces

  • Check the hours of our libraries, departments and services.
  • We offer a variety of individual study spaces. For group study spaces, please use our seat reservations system.

Research Support

  • Librarians are available to assist you with research support in person, via e-mail, phone, chat, 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. Consult the Borrowing and Loan Policies page to see loan information.
  • Scan & Deliver enables students, faculty and staff to request electronic delivery of articles and book chapters from the general print collections of most Columbia Libraries.
  • Pick Up services allow current faculty, staff, and students to request pick up of library materials at participating library locations.
  • 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.