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Clio, muse of history
detail from The Allegory of Painting
by Johannes Vermeer


About this guide

Use the blue tabs above to navigate through this guide.

Each tab relates to a step in the library research process.


Research Strategy

Research Stragegy


Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and bibliography

Find Books
Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.)

Find Articles
Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs

Request items not available at Cornell
BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan

Evaluate your sources
Some tips on how to evaluate the sources you've found

Cite your sources
Guides and Resources for preparing your bibliography

Get Help
Ask a Librarian!

Additional Resources

Cornell Research Guide for American Indian Studies

Cornell Research Guide for East European and Russian History

Cornell Research Guide for Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Cornell Research Guide for Medieval Studies

Cornell Research Guide for Latino Studies

Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

Cornell's Africana Library History of Africa (University of Stanford)

Slavic and East European Collections, Cornell University



Yale University's Research Guide to Modern European History is particularly good on history by region.

The American Historical Association's page with of affiliate historical organizations.

The History E-Book Project a collection of full-text books from the American Council of Learned Societies. List of POD (print-on-demand for purchase) titles

Internet History Sourcebook Project Collections of sources for ancient, medieval, modern, etc. history. A convenient way to find the classic sources of a period. Be wary. "Editions" and translations contributed by volunteers can be outdated and error-ridden.

The Voice of the Shuttle covers all periods of history. Digitized video collections were recently added.

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