Don't pay for stuff!
Use ALL the tools!
The best research uses everything, all the tools, and the best tool for the task.
But not all tools are equal. Google and Wikipedia have their uses, but when it comes to scholarly research, rely on restricted tools/resources which are superior, have more content, and are free to Cornellians.
Open to the World Tools
- Google Scholar / Google Books
Restricted / Subscription / Academic Tools
- Library databases
- Books / HathiTrust
- Online & print scholarly encyclopedias
- Newspaper databases & archives
- Journals (online & print)