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Asian 1105: Mischievous Monks & Talking Tigers: Story & Meaning in Asian Religions: Welcome

An introduction to doing research in the humanities using Cornell University Library.

Today's Objectives

A Guide to Doing Research  
Using the Resources of Cornell University Library


In this session we will cover:

  • Research Strategies
  • Getting Started (Encyclopedia vs. Web)
  • Finding Sources
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Citing Sources
  • Getting Additional Help /Ask a Librarian




Your professor has asked you to write a thought paper on Indian animal tales, investigating the question 'why use animals at all?'  To give a better answer, you want to engage with what others have written on the subject.

        1. Where would you typically begin your investigations and determine/refine your argument?


2. What keywords and approaches will you use for searching the internet, library catalog, and CUL's indexes and databases?


3. How will you expand your pool of resources and keywords as you go along?


Submit your answers via the comments link below.

How Well Do You Know CUL?

1) How many main campus libraries are part of the CUL system?

      a) 3

      b) 9

      c) 17


2) How many books are housed by CUL on campus?

      a) 3 million+

      b) 5 million+

      c) 8 million+


3) How many books are available to CUL users through Borrow Direct?

      a) 25 million+

      b) 40 million+

      c) 50 million+


4) How many items does CUL make available full-text online?

      a) 50 million+

      b) 100 million+

      c) 300 million+

Subject Guide

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Dan Mckee
173 Kroch Library


Pancatranta & Indian Animal Tales