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:

How to Navigate the Library Home Page

How to Use Search Terms

Using Wikipedia to Start Your Research -- But Not End There!

Using Passkey to Access Remote Resources

Welcome!

This guide contains links and references to a variety of literary and historical resources, both online and in print, available through the Cornell University Library. For even more resources, see the subject-specific guides listed to the left of this box.


Jane Austen, from a drawing by her sister Cassandra.


This class will cover:

Reference Sources for Background Material
Find topic overviews, key concepts, terminology and reference lists

Finding Books
Find items held at Cornell (books, journal holdings, etc.)

Finding Articles
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

Geting Help
Ask a Librarian!

Subject Librarian

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Fred Muratori
My contact Info:
106 Olin Library
Cornell University
(607) 255-6662
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Don't pay for stuff!

Never pay for an article or book or access to resources!

In most cases the Cornell Library has online journals, newspapers, magazines, ebooks and print books, or can get them for you at no charge to you.

Passkey can help you find it at Cornell, or Ask a Librarian.

Land Acknowledgment

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.