HIST 1510 - Introduction to Western Civilization I (Fall 2014): Home

A guide to library research

Welcome to Olin & Uris

Welcome to
Olin & Uris Libraries!

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! 

Passkey can help you find it at Cornell, or Ask a Librarian.

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!

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

Google

                Library databases

Google Scholar/Google Books

                  Books/HathiTrust

Wikipedia

                    Online & print scholarly encyclopedias

NYT.com

                        Newspaper databases & archives

websites

                        Journals (online & print)

Research Strategy

Research Strategy

Identify and Develop a topic

Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and bibliography

Find Books
Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.)

Find Articles
Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs

Request items not available at Cornell
BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan

Evaluate your sources
Some tips on how to evaluate the sources you've found

Cite your sources
Guides and Resources for preparing your bibliography

Get Help
Ask a Librarian!

Virginia Cole

Virginia Cole, Ph.D.
Contact:
vac11@cornell.edu
106 Olin Library
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