Comparing and Evaluating Sources

It's often useful to get look at overviews or background on your subject before you jump into searching for more specific articles. Books, ​encyclopedias, dictionaries, and overview sites and sources can all help you with this. But where do you start for these?

Google Books

Cornell has a partnership with Google and has scanned lots of books which are available to you online.

Google Book Search

Reading Citations

This segment covers how to read citations of books, book articles, and journal articles.

Need to find it on the shelves?

If you need to find a physical item on the shelves the guides below (though designed for Olin Library) explains the general process.