Albert R. Mann Library

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Mann Library supports the instruction, research, and extension programs of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology.

No matter where you are in the research process, we encourage you to ask for help when you need it!

Options include:

For more information, consult the Ask a Librarian page of the Cornell Libraries website.

Off Campus Access to Full-Text

If you're off-campus and want access to full-text, you can either go to the resource via the library website or use the PASSKEY tool. Using either method, you will be prompted to log in with your netID and password to gain access to our licensed resources.

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Getting Started with Research

This guide is an overview of the most valuable print and electronic resources for research in the field of Communication; it will help you find books, popular and scholarly articles and other sources about a particular communication topic.

In this guide you will find: 

  • Information on the difference between primary & secondary sources, web and library resources, and popular and scholarly sources
  • Sources for scholarly resources in Communication & news articles at Cornell University Library, and know how to search them for sources for your research project.
  • Different but equally valid ways of conducting your research:
    • You can start by finding news or other popular information on your topic, and then searching for related scholarly articles
    • Or, it's just as valid to start your research by looking for scientific studies on your topic, and then searching through the popular press and the Web for further information.
  • Information to store, organize and manage your references using Zotero.

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