The Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) includes 400,000 printed volumes, more than 70 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. A number of collections contain material related to the history of literature and theatre in England and the U.S.
Click on the tabs above for links and references to a variety of literary and historical resources, both online and in print, available through the Cornell University Library. For even more resources, see the Library's subject list of Research Guides.
In the class we will cover:
Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference lists
Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.)
Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs
Requesting items not available at Cornell
BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan
Evaluating your sources
Some tips on how to evaluate the sources you've found
Citing your sources
Guides and Resources for preparing your bibliography
Ask a Librarian!
See the Library's Introduction to Research web page for more tips and strategies.