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About this guide
Each page in this guide relates to a step in the library research process:
- Identifying and Negotiating a Research Topic
How to identify a viable topic and negotiate changes in your topic as you go
- Reference Sources for Background and Context on a Topic
Find articles that summarize the topic, explain key concepts, define terminology and much more
- Finding Books
Find items held at Cornell (books, videos, journal holdings, etc.)
- Finding Articles
Find articles, essays, and book chapters
- 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!