On the the Library Catalog home page https://www.library.cornell.edu/, scroll down to the lower part of the page to the "Research" heading There are links to resources which will be useful in starting your research. Some are listed below.
This Lib Guide covers topics that will help in starting your research:
--Choosing and developing a research topic;
--Finding books, articles and other materials;
--Evaluating web (online) resources;
--Distinguishing scholarly from non-scholarly periodicals (articles and papers).
This is a list of research guides that have been created by librarians. Course Guides are listed by class code (PSYCH, ASIAN, HIST).
Subject Guides are listed alphabetically by. subject. (examples -- Area: Asia; Area: Latin America & the Caribbean; Gender Studies; Literature).