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Classics: A Guide to Cornell Library Research: Home

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Olin & Uris Libraries
Cornell's Humanities & Social Sciences Libraries

Uris Library Entrance

Don't pay for stuff!


Never pay for an article or book or access to resources.

In most cases (except for textbooks), the Cornell Library has online journals, newspapers, magazines, ebooks and print books, or can get them for you at no charge to you! 

Passkey can help you find it at Cornell, or Ask a Librarian.

About this guide

This guide is designed to help with library research.

Use the blue tabs above to navigate.

Each tab relates to a step in the library research process and/or a kind of material.


The Judgement of Paris 560/50 BC
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

Use ALL the tools!


The best research makes use of everything, all the tools, and the best tool for the task.

But not all tools are equal. Google and Wikipedia have their uses, but when it comes to scholarly research, rely on restricted tools/resources which are superior, have more content, and are free to Cornellians.

Open to the World Tools

Scholarly Tools


                Library databases

Google Scholar/Google Books



                    Online & print scholarly encyclopedias

                        Newspaper databases & archives


                        Journals (online & print)

Virginia Cole

Virginia A. Cole, Ph.D.
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