[Virtual] Class Handouts
Wo nsa da mu a: a West African Adinkra symbol for participatory government, democracy and pluralism, from the aphorism, "Wo nsa da mu a, wonni nnya wo" -- "If your hands are in the dish, people do not eat everything and leave you nothing." Source: Cloth As Metaphor by G.F. Kojo Arthur
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
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.
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: