Top Tools and Tips

Passkey Off-campus? Log in once with this browser bookmarklet that connects you to all the Library's databases and journals with a single Cornell log-in. - looks for legal, open-acces copies of an article. Developed by Impactstory.

ORCID - set your ORCID id and Scopus ID to establish a persistent unique identifier for you and ensures your work is linked to you. Required by some publishers and funders. Dannenhoffer example at Syracuse.

Citation Management - Keep track of your references, format bibliographies in thousands of styles. Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, Papers. Email for instructions for premium upgrade for Mendeley.

Rapid delivery of books not owned by Cornell from Borrow Direct and scanned articles from Interlibrary loan.

SHARES program - visit and possibly borrow books from other libraries, such as Columbia, Syracuse, Ohio State, Boston University.

Stay Current - with JournalTOCS. - have tables of contents from journals in your field delivered to your email.

SPARC Author Addendum -  sign and send to your publisher to retain your rights to your article -  to distribute in your classes, include sections in later works, post to a website.

Events Emailer - Create preferences for receiving event nofitications via email based on campus unit and your search terms.

Weill Cornell Medical College Libguides  - the links may not work for Ithaca students, but the info is helpful.

Databases below for journal articles, patents, standards, etc....Engineering Village, etc...longer lists from the Engineering Library and Physical Sciences Library webpages.


Icebreaker Questions

1) Which citation management program do you use, if any? Why?

2) Have there been times when you couldn't find or organize the information you needed? Describe.

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What was missing (what did you wish you'd learned?)

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Thank you!

Jill Powell