Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference lists
Understanding different types of sources
News, scholarly articles, images; primary vs. secondary; bias.
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.