International & Public Affairs Research Guide: Getting Started

This research guide identifies some of the major databases and library services that support research at the School of International Affairs at Columbia University.

General Information

Getting Materials

If we don't have a resource you need:

Streaming Videos

See the Streaming Video Research Guide for more resources.

How to Find

Use CLIO, the libraries' primary search interface to find: books, databases, journals, newspapers, and DVDs. 

For guidance about finding scholarly articles go to the "Find Articles" tab. Don't forget that these other catalogs may be helpful for certain subjects

Research Support

  • Librarians are available to assist you with research support in person. You can email the librarian any time to schedule a in-person research consultation.
  • From 9am to 8pm Monday through Friday you can use the virtual reference Ask a Librarian. A librarian will answer any questions you have in real time! 

Don't Forget

As a Columbia University student you have access to several newspapers:

And more, check CLIO