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About this guide

This is a class guide for ROMS 1102-101, The Craft of Storytelling: The Decameron, taught by Dr. Irene Eibenstein-Alvisi.

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A Tale from the Decameron by John William Waterhouse (1915), National Museums, Liverpool.

In this class we'll cover:

Reference Sources for Background Material

Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference lists

Finding Books

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

Finding Articles

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

Getting Help:

Ask a Librarian!

See the Library's Introduction to Research web page for more tips and strategies.

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