News Resources

A very thorough guide to finding news articles, including historical news, in print, in microfilm &/or online.

Literary Translations

In addition to book reviews covering specific translations, here are some resources for evaluating translations:

What is Microfilm?

When you can't find published primary sources, you may be able to get ahold of electronic or microfilm copies

Image: reels of microfilm

Much archival primary source material has been filmed over the years, but using it will take some getting used to.  Ask for help with microfilm, microfiche, or microcards at a reference desk!

Using Microfilm
A sense of what it is and how you use it

Image: microfilm reader

Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections

Image: Cornell's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections website bannerHoused on the lowest level of Kroch Library, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is open for research Monday-Friday and some Saturdays during the semester. Please consult their web site for specific hours. This is Cornell's largest collection of archival and rare book materials. While books are listed in the library catalog, archival collections are described on at the collection (rather than at the item) level. Notable collections are described here. Many of Cornell's 19th-century periodicals must be examined in the rare reading room.

You may also be interested in the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives and its archival collections.

Cornell University Library Map Collection, Level B1 Olin Library

Electronic resources

This is just a sampling of the many, many primary resources available in electronic form.
Try our brand new "primary sources" section of the main library web site.