No matter where you are in the research process, we encourage you to ask for information consulting services. Email us your question or request a consultation. Reference librarians are here to assist.
The tutorials and resources in this guide contain the information you'll need to complete your assignments.
By the end of this class you'll be able to:
Cornell subscribes to several databases that can be used to find journal articles about food microbiology. The good news is that they all use the same user interface, via ISI Web of Knowledge.
Can I search all the ISI databases at once? Yes, you can search across "All Databases" in Web of Knowledge, which can sometimes be helpful, although you won't be able to analyze or refine your results by any database-specific fields, such as "FSTA Sections" and "CABICODES". We recommend that you search FSTA and Web of Science first, and then search the others as needed.
How are the ISI databases any better than Google Scholar, etc.? The ISI interface gives you powerful tools to analyze and filter your results, and the records provide much more detail about each article.
The process of finding scholarly articles can be divided into two major steps:
And remember: you can always ask a librarian for help!