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HIST 4000 - HIST 4001 History Honors (Fall 2015): Home

A guide to library research for history honors thesis research

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Don't pay for stuff!

Never pay for an article or book or access to resources.

In most cases (except for textbooks), the Cornell Library has online journals, newspapers, magazines, ebooks and print books, or can get them for you at no charge to you! 

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About this guide

Use the blue tabs above to navigate through this guide.

Each tab relates to a step in the library research process.

Use ALL the tools!


The best research uses everything, all the tools, and the best tool for the task.

But not all tools are equal. Google and Wikipedia have their uses, but when it comes to scholarly research, rely on restricted tools/resources which are superior, have more content, and are free to Cornellians.

Open to the World Tools

               Restricted/Subscription/Academic Tools


                Library databases

Google Scholar/Google Books



                    Online & print scholarly encyclopedias

                        Newspaper databases & archives


                        Journals (online & print)

Virginia Cole

Virginia A. Cole, Ph.D.
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