ITAL 1113: Writing the Self
[Virtual] Class Handouts
Developing A Research Strategy
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 right of this box.
Strategize your research
Search strategy is a library term for the process of finding information in a logical, step-by-step manner. Using a search strategy insures that you will find the information or material you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Choose your topic
- Find background information
- Find books on your topic
- Find periodical articles
- Find networked resources or relevant Web sites
- Evaluate your sources
- Cite your sources
For more information about library research strategy and using library resources, go to Seven Steps of the Research Process -- an online, hypertext guide to library research.
Visual History Archive (USC Shoah Foundation)
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: