Tips for In-depth research

Many Cornell librarians have background and experience in specific academic disciplines, materials, areas of the world. They create research guides to share their knowledge and recommendations. They welcome questions over email (which you'll find on the guide) and requests for meetings.

Archaeology, Classics, History, & Medieval Studies Librarian

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Virginia A. Cole, Ph.D.
Contact:
vac11@cornell.edu
106 Olin Library
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Latine and Asian American Studies Librarian

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.

Restricted/Subscription/Academic Tools (Free to Cornellians!)

  • Library databases
  • Books/HathiTrust
  • Online & print scholarly encyclopedias
  • Newspaper databases & archives
  • Journals (online & print)

Open to the World Tools

  • Google
  • Wikipedia
  • Google Scholar/Google Books
  • websites

Don't pay for stuff!

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Never pay for an article or book or access to resources.

In most cases (except for textbooks), the Cornell Library has online journals, newspapers, magazines, ebooks and print books, or can get them for you at no charge to you! 

Passkey can help you find it at Cornell, or Ask a Librarian.

Land Acknowledgement

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' leadership.