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Welcome to Cornell University Library!
We’ve curated a selection of great presentations to acquaint you with just a few of our diverse offerings and resources. Please check them out below! Elsewhere on this website we’ve highlighted the services that we think you’ll find most useful, whether you’re a new or continuing undergraduate, graduate student, or faculty member.
18 Secrets about Cornell University Library
Did you know there are 18 unit libraries on the Ithaca campus that make up the Cornell University Library system? Watch this short video to learn the secrets that make each library a unique part of the CUL constellation.
Watch the 18 Secrets video
Cannabis in the Catalog: A Skill-Building Scavenger Hunt
Online game; self-directed, asynchronous
Starting a research project? Need a quick fact check? The library catalog is your gateway to a big, wide universe of top-quality resources on any subject. In this scavenger hunt, complete the finding challenges we’ve set in place for you to discover some of the newest insights about an old herb, and you’ll be well on your way to mastering Cornell’s library catalog as a powerful information tool. As we really do like to say here at Cornell University Library—any person, any study!
Begin the hunt
Explore Rare Books and Manuscripts Underground
Online presentation
What’s in the deepest reaches of Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell’s only underground library? This presentation will show a sampling of the wide range of rare books, archives, and historical artifacts— as well as modern media—held in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC), and offer information about how to learn more about them.
View the presentation
How to Use the Library Tutorials
Online game; self-directed, asynchronous
Learn how to use the library from your computer by completing these fun and interactive tutorials.
Explore the tutorials
Six Things You Need to Know to Use Archives at Cornell
What are archives and how are they different from doing research using books or journals? Learn the six key skills necessary to use archival collections on campus with this guided exploration of the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. From digital to print collections, you will learn how to request and use primary sources, whether for a research assignment or personal interest.
Watch Six Things You Need to Know
Virtual Exhibit of Uris Library’s A. D. White Library
Online exhibit
Explore Uris Library’s gem of neo-Gothic architecture, the Andrew Dickson White Library, in this online exhibit. The exhibit highlights memorabilia and recent improvements to this library-within-a-library, as well as some of the major figures associated with its history.
Explore the exhibit
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