How to find articles

The Steps

  1. Find a database. You can browse by subject or by database title. 

  2. Click on the link to get into the database

  3. Search the database for articles

How to locate an article

Not all articles are available online!

If an article isn't available full text through a database...

  • Use the "Get it! Cornell" link/button (an app that will appear inside databases) to track down the article. Sometimes an article exists only in print, not online.
  • If you get stuck or lost or have any problems, Ask a Librarian!

What is Passkey?

Passkey is a bookmarklet (Firefox and IE) that lets you quickly authenticate as a CU person, when you're off-campus. This allows you to access databases.

In firefox, drag the icon to your bookmarks toolbar or right click and bookmark this location. Control-click (mac users)

In Internet Explorer, right-click the icon, add to favorites

The next time you're off-campus and a publisher asks you to log-in, click the Passkey.  You'll be prompted for your CU netid, and that's it! 


Selected databases for articles on the Middle Ages

Selected Article Databases for Contemporary Topics