Click on the tabs above for 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 on the left.
Reference Sources for Background Material
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Evaluating your sources
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Citing your sources
Guides and Resources for preparing your bibliography