Passkey & Other Tools from the Library

Thesis Tool:  Searching the library catalog for theses and dissertations within a specific department can be tricky.  Thesis Tool allows you to choose from a list of academic disciplines, and view the matching items in the library catalog.

The off-campus Passkey bookmarklet helps you connect to databases and journals without going through the library web site.

CUL New Books lists books, e-books, and other monographs that have recently been added to the Cornell University Library collections.

 JAbbr is an online tool that helps you quickly decipher journal title abbreviations.


Registering for your ORCID iD only takes 30 seconds at Use your Cornell email address when you sign up.

Cornell ORCID IDs

The Science Immersion Program

Are you an early career graduate student in the fields of Agriculture and Life Sciences? Would you like to get a leg up by learning the skills you need to succeed at each stage of the research lifecycle? Please consider applying for the Library’s Science Immersion Program, an intensive, three-day series of workshops on research skills for graduate students. The program will be held in Mann Library from January 9-11, with lunch provided. Can’t make those dates? Check out our recorded sessions from 2018 @  The program aims to provide participants with practical technologies, tools and research skills to become more efficient scholars. Hands-on workshops will cover such topics as:   advanced citation management   complex search strategies   author rights   data management   science communication  research impact  And much more…  A complete itinerary of the program will be available at the end of the Fall 2018 semester. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018. Application can be found here –  If you have any questions, please send a message to

Register today for Science Immersion 2020! 

Welcome to the guide for the Science Immersion Program! Here you will find all of the library guides presented to you within the program, in one place, in addition to some library tools to make your life easier!

Online Tutorials

Christine Fournier

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Mann Library. 255-6197