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LA 5090: Master of Professional Studies Project: Background Information

Introduces students to the resources available at Cornell University Library with emphasis on the Erie Canal class project.

Selected Online Reference Resources

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias and dictionaries offer a very quick way to get yourself started on research topics. They are compiled by experts in the field. One strategy to find subject dictionaries and encyclopedias is to do a guided keyword search for your topic in the Classic Cornell Library Catalog. Enter one or two keyword terms in the first search row, then in the second, enter encyclop? dictionar? handbook? guide? and select any of these from the pull-down menu as additional keyword search terms. Please note that question marks function as wildcard characters. The following are some selected resources at Cornell University Library: