Finding a Specific Title

Finding specific journals, ebooks or databases

Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for a known journal, ebook or database. If the desired title does not appear under “Website Content” then skip to “Clio Results” and click “More results.” From this page use the advanced search options for more specific search fields or use the filters on the left-hand side of the page to narrow the list of titles. Please, note that as a union catalog for all Columbia University Libraries, CLIO is more inclusive.

If the title in question is still not appearing, request it

Finding specific articles

Search the scholarly literature databases to find specific biomedical journal articles. Use the Columbia provided links to access full-text. Here are commonly used scholarly literature databases:

  • PubMed  – Biomedical Sciences
  • Web of Science  – Multidisciplinary Sciences
  • Embase  – Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Scopus  – Biology and Social Sciences
  • Google Scholar  – Multidisciplinary Scholarly Literature


Searches in the databases accessed via the Columbia provided links will include a Columbia e-link button for any content that is accessible to CU users. The e-link button leads to a landing page that will provide options for opening the full text. If the material is unavailable, use the Interlibrary Loan option under “Request item from another library.”


Use advanced search functions in scholarly literature databases to narrow the results in difficult cases. An example of using search functions to improve results is the PubMed Single Citation manager. Here is an article that details how to use that function.