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LING 1100: The Death of Language (Spring 2017): Finding
Books

Research Guide for Carol-Rose Little's First-Year Writing class.

Finding Books and More

Find nearly everything owned by the Cornell University Library by searching our new Catalog. This includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, videotapes, audiotapes, music CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, manuscripts, microfilm, microfiche--in short, anything the Library owns.

This online catalog also allows you to recall or put a hold on items that are currently checked out by other library users. Clicking on the My Account link at upper right allows you to see what you have checked out; you can also renew your books from this page.

 

Connect to the Catalog

 

A book you might find using this catalog:

Harrison, K. David
When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
(Olin Stacks P 40.5 .L33 H37 2007)

 

Two things to remember about the Catalog:
1. This online catalog lists the holdings of all of the Cornell libraries.
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. To find articles, click on the Finding Articles tab in this guide.

 

Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers

What If We Don't Own It?

If we don't have a BOOK that you need or if we have the book but it's checked out:

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 6 weeks, renewable once. Books arrive in 3-4 business days. (This service is for BOOKS only).

If we don't own an item that you need (any item -- journal article, DVD, dissertation, etc.) :

Interlibrary Loan Service

If Cornell Library does not have an item you need, use our interlibrary loan service 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.

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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