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WRIT 1380: Fundamentals of College-Level Writing. (Spring 2017): FINDING

A research guide for Kelly King-O'Brien's section of WRIT 1380.


Find nearly everything owned by the Cornell University Library by searching our Catalog. This includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, videotapes, audiotapes, music CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, manuscripts, microfilm, microfiche--in short, anything the Library owns. You can search by keyword (any word in the catalog record), author, title, subject heading, call number, or journal title.


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Example of a book you might find using this catalog:

Streitmatter, Rodger.
Mightier Than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History.
2nd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008.
(Olin Library PN 4888 .I53 S77 2008)


Two things to remember about our Catalog:
1. This online catalog lists the holdings of all Cornell libraries in one place.
2. You cannot find journal articles in this catalog. Only the titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers are listed along with the years and volumes that we own. Use the articles databases to find individual articles.


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We invite you to check with the reference staff if you are having trouble finding a particular book or journal. We can help!

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