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Library Research at Cornell: The Seven
 Steps

A stepwise guide to efficient research using the Cornell University Library. Click on the BLUE TABS below to access each section.

Seven Steps to Effective Library Research

Identify Your Topic

Find Context: Use Reference Sources for Understanding a Topic
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference lists

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

Find Articles
Use databases to find periodical articles

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!


Library Jargon: Common Terms Defined

Reference Help

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