subject words = less hits & better
keywords = more hits & sometimes worse
A keyword means find the word anywhere--title, author, notes, description, publisher, etc.
Tip 1: Your first seach should be a very general keyword search.
Tip 2: •Never use a, an, or the when searching for a title.
Tip 3: Always use the long view to review subject headings.
Tip 4: If a record says "networked resource" it is usually available online.
Tip 5: Always pay attention to the call numbers and note whether the material is shelved in the regular, oversized (+), or double oversized (++) sections.
For BOOKS already checked out, or that we don't have:Borrow Direct
Click on the link above, connect to Borrow Direct, search for the book and if it's available from another Ivy League university, we will have it shipped to Cornell. Borrowing period is one month. Books arrive in 3-4 business days. (This service is for BOOKS only).
For items (books, articles, microfilm) we don't have:
If Cornell Library does not have an item you need, Use ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database) to request that we borrow materials from other libraries. Loan period is usually one month. Items can arrive in as little as a few days to a couple of weeks.
For items at another campus library or the Library Annex, use the "Request" button inside the Library Catalog and choose Library to Library Delivery.