Places to start
Want basic biographical information on Emily Dickinson? Try Gale Literature
Not sure what "chiasmus" means? Check the New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics
Need to search through the texts of Adrienne Rich's poems? They're in Literature Online
Looking for scholarly articles on A.R. Ammons? Try the MLA Bibliography
Wondering about Hopkins's use of the word "brinded?" Look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary
Library Tutorials -- Teach Yourself!
The tutorials linked below will give you the basic knowledge you'll need to effectively navigate the Cornell Library web site and the skills that will enable you to find the information you need for your assignments:
Using Wikipedia to Start Your Research -- But Not End There!
How to Find a Book in the Library
This course guide contains links and references to a variety of scholarly information resources, both online and in print, available through the Cornell University Library. For even more, see the complete library Research Guides listing.
This class will cover:
Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic summaries, key concepts, terminology and reference lists
Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.
Find articles, essays, book chapters and monographs
Requesting items not available at Cornell
Borrow Direct 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
Related Library Subject Guides
106 Olin Library
[Virtual] Class Handouts
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