There are many different strategies for searching the Cornell University Library Catalog , which includes records for books/eBooks, computer files, government documents, manuscripts and archives,maps, musical scores, periodicals, serials, sound recordings, and visual materials held within all Ithaca campus libraries.
One very useful strategy is to search by subject heading.
Once inside the Library Catalog, you can of course search by keyword, title, author, etc. Another useful way to search the catalog is by using Library of Congress Subject Headings. To limit your search to LC Subject Headings, select "Subject" from the drop-down menu. (Some useful Subject Headings are provided to the right.)
After that, use your filters to narrow your results by format,publication year, language, library location, etc.