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CHEME 7920: Principles and Practices of Graduate Research (Fall 2017): Off-campus & Ordering

Learn important ways to become more efficient when it comes to finding information.

Get Full Text!

  • Bookmark library catalog links to ejournals, ebooks and databases 
  • Request scans of articles or book chapters from the Annex or other libraries outside Cornell. 
  • Request books from peer research libraries within 2-4 days through BorrowDirect.

Work Off-Campus

Off-campus or hitting a paywall? Log in once with this browser bookmarklet that connects you to all the Library's databases and journals with a single Cornell log-in. See this video tutorial on why Passkey is helpful in accessing library resources.


  • Drag the icon above into your browser toolbar or add to favorites.
  • When you want to get into an article or database off campus, click the Passkey.
  • You will be prompted for your netID and then redirected to the article full text. 
  • ​PassKey works on most common browsers and mobile devices. 
  • More information/help at

Smarter Google Scholar

Set your Google Scholar Preferences so that Google recognizes you as a Cornell person, and knows what you have access to. 

  • In Google Scholar, go to Scholar Preferences
  • Under Library Links settings, set to Cornell
  • Now, GetIt! Cornell appears in your search results, when that item is available