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Anthro 2560: Japanese Society Through Film : Welcome

An introduction to writing research papers using the resources of 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




Let's imagine that, for your final assignment, you will need to write about two films from the course in relation to Japanese conceptualizations of gender.  

        1. Where might you 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.

For Fun: 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


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