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GOVT 3413/SOC 3410 Modern European Society and Politics: GETTING
STARTED

Guide to research resources for contemporary European politics and society.

metaphor for the research process

Research steps

Introduction to research (this is a link to the Library's research overview page)

Learning goals

Find scholarly, authoritative background information on European countries and the European Union.

Find scholarly, authoritative background information on issues, concepts and theories.

Search for books at Cornell and elsewhere.

Select databases to search for articles and working papers; navigate to connect to the full text.

Design database search statements to retrieve relevant materials.

Identify sources of statistics and data on a variety of outcomes.

Identify sources of  news and working papers.

Evaluate information sources to determine if they are authoritative or scholarly.

Know how to cite sources.

Know how to request additional research help.