Use these four easy steps to get started with the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library and make the most of your time at Columbia University.

1. Configure your computing setup

Set up your wireless access, download a bibliographic citation management program (ie Endnote) and learn how to use the information resources CUMC provides before things busy.

Activate your UNI with CUIT

Configure your device to use the secured wireless network, Athens

Configure your VPN connection

Printing at CUMC

Copying and scanning at CUMC

Download a citation management program (i.e. EndNote or Reference Manager)

2. Meet with an informationist

Informationists can help you identify scholarly resources (databases, journals, blogs, etc) focused for your research. Send us an email or stop by in person to get started.

3. Improve your search efficiency by attending a library class

Drop in to the library on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to improve your search skills with major databases like PubMed, Medline and Cinahl or sign up for one of our more specialized classes.

4. Find your favorite study and collaboration spots

On the Lower Level 1 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building we offer five group study rooms that seat between 4-8 individuals and three larger collaboration rooms that seat between 8-10 individuals. These can be reserved ahead of time.

Reserve a group study room

There are also a number of other areas on the CUMC campus to study.