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ASTRO 1110: Exploring Our Cosmos (Fall 2015): Find Sources

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Here are some search tips to help you track down information, no matter where you start or what you're looking for.

  • Search Google and the Cornell Library catalog. You might be surprised what you find in one that you won't find in the other.
  • Start using broad search terms to start, and as your search progresses, use more focused search terms. If you're too specific upfront, you may only find a small number of results and get discouraged.
  • If you find the perfect article, find related articles by looking at who the authors cite and who has cited them.
  • If you find the perfect book, look at what's next to it on the library shelves or see what has the same subjects in the catalog. (Caution: You might have to go to the library to do this.)
  • When it's nowhere to be found, Ask a Librarian. They'll find it for you.

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