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Introduction to Research in the University Library (Spring 2016): Research

Getting oriented to research in the extensive holdings of the Cornell University Library.

Research Steps: Overview

In our research session we will cover:

Reference Sources for Background and Context on a Subject
Find articles that summarize the topic, explain key concepts, define terminology and much more

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

Finding Articles
Find articles, essays, and book chapters

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

Getting Help
Ask a Librarian!

Reference Help

Michael Engle
106 Olin Library
(607) 255-1884
Cornell University Library

Subject Selector for
Reference; Anglo-American News