How to use this guide

Each tab (above) opens a page that either introduces a step in the general research process or suggests extra sources for a particular project for this class. 

This guide will help you find:

  • background (wisely);
  • authoritative contextual sources;
  • factual maps and statistics;
  • information about topics of interest.

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Photo: 1940s Unfinished Mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros / Escuela de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, in a public place.

This guide introduces library research strategies for projects for this class.  Find authoritative sources quickly, and evaluate your sources.

For more background on library research strategies and resources at Cornell University, consult Introduction to Research and other links from the Library home page.

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About the background image

Diego M. Rivera, 1886-1957.  Open Air School (detail from the mural The Rural Teacher, Secretaria de Educacion Publica), 1932.  Drawing; lithograph.  Detroit Institute of the Arts.  © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission requested.