How to Critically Analyze Information Sources
Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
MLA Citation Style (Purdue OWL)
MLA Handbook (9th edition)
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Click on the tabs above for links and references to a variety of resources, both online and in print, available through the Cornell University Library. For even more resources, see the list of Library Subject Guides.
This class will cover:
Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic overviews, 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
BorrowDirect 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
Ask a Librarian!
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Using Wikipedia to Start Your Research -- But Not End There!
How to Find a Book in the Library