Welcome to Olin/Uris Library!
- Identify your topic.
- Identify the constituent parts of your topic. List key concepts and synonyms.
- Become more familiar with your topic. Broaden your concept map.
- Discover secondary sources: articles in journals, magazines and newspapers.
- Discover secondary sources: books at Cornell; French books.
- Putting it together: evaluate, manage, and cite your sources.
In this class we'll cover:
- Reference Sources for Background Material
- Find topic summaries, 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
- Getting Help
See the Library's Introduction to Research web page for more tips and strategies.