Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Featured DVD of the Week

A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Directed by Elia Kazan

Screenplay by Budd Schulberg and featuring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, Anthony Franciosa, and Lee Remick. Griffith is a force in his role as Lonesome Rhodes -- a guitar playing hillbilly who, with the support of Neal as a television reporter, gets a get out of jail card to become an overnight television sensation. His philosophizes, he connives, he becomes too powerful -- as he comes close to dominating a political faction. Sound familiar?

Butler Media (Circulating)

Butler Media Res

Monday, October 19, 2009

Featured DVD of the Week

No Direction Home : Bob Dylan

Butler Media (Circulating)

An honest documentary, sympathetic, perceptive -- a chronicle of Bob Dylan's evolution between 1961 and 1966 from singer to protest singer to rock star. Running time of 225 minutes, originally broadcast on the PBS program American Masters in 2005.

Pair it with D.A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back (1967).
Butler Media Res

Monday, October 12, 2009

Featured DVD of the Week

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Directed by John Cromwell
Butler Media Res

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Robert E. Sherwood and starring Raymond Massey as Lincoln and Ruth Gordon as Mary Todd Lincoln.

See the New York Times Review.

Copyright Advisory Office

The Copyright Advisory Office is a service based at Columbia University to address the relationship between copyright law and the research, teaching, and service activities of the university.

The website provides information on fair use and appropriate uses, permissions, and general information on copyright and libraries.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Interlibrary Loan or Borrow Direct?

The Interlibrary Loan Department has published a useful guide outlining the differences between the two services for requesting materials not currently available from Columbia University Libraries.

Please note that Borrow Direct is primarily for books and music scores. For DVDs and other non-print media, please use Interlibrary Loan.

Link to Interlibrary Loan Request It or Borrow Direct.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Endnote, Refworks, and Zotero at Columbia

This page outlines options for citation management here at Columbia.