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Reference Desk Directory

Mann Library Reference phone number: 255-5406


Reference Desk Schedules in Mann

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Request a one-on-one Research Consultation

Evaluating Information

TruthFinding information is just the first step. Next you need to evaluate what you find. This guide on evaluation discusses:

  • General evaluation questions to ask about all information
  • Evaluating popular news and websites
  • Types of scholarly literature (including primary and secondary articles in the sciences, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and grey literature)
  • Peer review
  • Reading science information

Ask Your Librarian!

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Jim DelRosso
239D Ives Hall
Catherwood Library
(607) 255-8688

Passkey & Other Tools from the Library

The Thesis Tool allows you to choose from a list of academic disciplines, and find theses in the library catalog.


Passkey logo

The off-campus Passkey bookmarklet helps you connect to journal articles and e-books without going through the library web site. Very useful to install if you use Google Scholar!


CUL New Books lists books, e-books, and other monographs that have recently been added to the Cornell University Library collections.