Skip to main content

Ezra's Research Diary: Tried and True Strategies for Effective Undergraduate Research: Step 3. Search for Specific Sources

This library guide is designed to help students understand the overall process of undergraduate research at Cornell.

Step 3. Search for Specific Resources

Step 3. Begin searching for specific sources

  • There are a variety of tools that librarians use everyday to search for resources. Maybe you've heard of some of them:

Ready Resources

The databases you use will vary depending on your area of study. Librarians know this, and they have created pathfinder and guides to help you find the resources that are best suited to your topic. Browse the Library Guides by subject or course to find vetted resources for your research.

Finding Public Opinion

Finding Popular Articles

Finding Scholarly Articles