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Admont Abbey Library, Admont, Austria

Admont Abbey Library in Admont, Austria, the largest monastic library in the world

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Find Books and Dissertations

Start with CLIO to find books and journals in Columbia University library collections. (Use Educat for resources in the Teachers College Library.)

Then try WorldCat, the largest online catalog in the world, with over 100 million book and journal records.

To find dissertations, start with Proquest Digital Dissertations. Also check Dissertations & theses. UK & Ireland and DART, Europe's E-theses portal.

Other essential resources include:

  • Center for Research Libraries
    The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) makes primary and rarely-held research materials available to Columbia affiliates via interlibrary loan and document delivery.  CRL holdings are strong in newspapers, foreign dissertations, and international materials.
  • Borrow Direct
    Borrow Direct enables Columbia University students, faculty, and staff to request books only from Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
  • Interlibrary Loan enables eligible Columbia University affiliates to borrow materials (journals/articles, microfilm, audiovisual content, etc.) from other libraries and universities and obtain copies of articles or book chapters from titles that are not owned or available at Columbia.
  • 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.

European Studies Librarians

Ian Beilin, Philosophy & German Studies Librarian, igb4@columbia.edu

Yuusuf Caruso, Africana Studies Librarian (*excluding North Africa), caruso@columbia.edu

Rob Davis, Slavic & East European Studies Librarian, rhd2106@columbia.edu

Meredith Levin, Western European Humanities Librarian, mjl2209@columbia.edu

Peter Magierski, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Librarian (*including North Africa), pm2650@columbia.edu

Socrates Silva, Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian, ss5000@columbia.edu

John Tofanelli, British & American History and Literature, jt628@columbia.edu