Jorge Luis Borges

Cover art of Borges "Ficciones" short story collection

Important note for print versions of reference books

Due to the construction work in Olin Library, all Olin reference titles are currently shelved in a closed stack area. These books must be paged at the Olin Library Circulation Desk.

Print Reference books in Uris Library are still available in the Willis Room on the first floor of the Library.

Research Strategy

Developing a Search Strategy

Using a search strategy makes it easier to find information quickly and efficiently.

The Seven Steps of the Research Process:

  • Choose your Topic
  • Find the Context: Background information on your Topic
  • Find Books
  • Find Articles in Journals, News Sources, and Magazines
  • Evaluate your Sources
  • Cite your Sources
  • Get Help


Library Jargon: Common Terms Defined

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