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Notes from the Science & Engineering Libraries

We wish you a long week of sunshine and relaxation. We will be open if you HAVE to do work. The Science and Engineering Libraries start our spring break hours Friday, March 13. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday!

Friday, March 13: 9am - 5pm
Saturday, March 14: Closed
Sunday, March 15: Closed
Mon, March 16 - Fri, March 20: 9am - 5pm

We will be back to regular semester hours starting Saturday, March 21.


  • SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry - PhD students and postdocs, the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is your chance to get involved and connected to a global network of accomplished researchers. You could win an all-expense-paid trip to attend the 250th ACS National Meeting and a $1000 stipend! Submit an application by April 5.
  • Criterion Collection and Janus Films - Like international films? Can't get enough Hitchcock? Columbia recently acquired access to the Criterion Collection and Janus Films. Check out important classic and contemporary films including the work of such masters of cinema as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Fuller, Lean, Lang, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Ozu, Buñuel and Powell.
  • Labguru ELN Trial is still going! - Have you heard about Electronic Lab Notebooks and been curious about how they work? Labguru is offering Columbia labs an exclusive trial of their ELN software. Sign up for the free trial at and let us know what you think!
  • Knovel Academic Challenge - Interested in winning some prizes? Knovel's annual academic challenge is going on through the end of March. Registration is open to all Columbia students, full details are available here -

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Digital Science Center computers give you access to Spotfire? You can even download it onto your own computer. Spotfire allows you to create stunning visualizations of your data. Check it out and let us know what you think.


  1. Take a picture with the theme #iheartscience
  2. Tag @columbiascience on Instagram
  3. Win Prizes!

More Details...


     March 25, 2-3pm
     750 CEPSR - new room!


Know Your Rights as an Author
     April 2, 12-2pm
     Davis Auditorium
     *pizza provided!


How to get an article published
     April 9, 12-2pm
     Davis Auditorium
     *pizza provided!


Search Strategies
     April 16, 2-3pm
     Davis Auditorium


Library-Wide Events

Comics, Underground and Above: The Story of the Kitchen Sink Press
     April 13, 6-8:30pm
     Butler Library 523
The Geography of History: Plotting Columbus in Map and Narrative
     April 16, 6-8:30pm
     Butler Library 523

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