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“From a faculty perspective, time is the most precious commodity, and the librarians have saved me many hours. The librarians are the most important interface with both the students and faculty.”
—AAP faculty response to library survey
Take advantage of everything the Library has to offer, from new services you may not know about to tried-and-true resources to help you succeed and save time with your research and teaching. Your library liaison will be happy to help you explore.
Faculty use our collections heavily, in all their forms—including more than 8.1 million print volumes, 120,000+ ejournals, 1.6 million ebooks, world-class archival materials, and more than 4,000 specialized databases.
Off campus access: With Passkey, access the Library’s licensed digital resources from off-campus with a single Cornell log-in.
Contactless pickup: Peruse Cornell University Library’s physical collections from the comfort of your home or office and request items to be sent to a convenient pick up location near you.
ScanIt: Save time and effort by requesting scans of articles, manuscripts, musical scores, book chapters, and more to be emailed to you.
Virtual browsing: Browse items that share a topic by using the library catalog’s virtual shelf browse feature, or by browsing call numbers by list. These features will show not only similar volumes across all of our libraries, but also similar digital items.
Interlibrary borrowing: Get books, articles, and more from thousands of libraries all over the world through Interlibrary Loan and BorrowDirect.
Rare and distinctive collections: Explore Cornell’s historical primary sources on a universe of topics and connect with a curator in your area of interest.
Citation management: Get advice on software tools that retrieve and organize information into properly formatted bibliographies.
Data management: With the help of the multi-disciplinary Research Data Management Service Group, you can adopt best practices and different solutions for managing, storing, and sharing data.
Research consultations: Meet with a librarian for in-depth, customized, one-on-one research consultations to refine research topics, develop search strategies, and find resources.
Evidence synthesis: Design and implement complex search strategies, and improve your review’s quality and reproducibility with help from library experts.
Privacy services: Safeguard your intellectual freedom by understanding the digital privacy landscape and learn concrete strategies to assess your risk and increase your digital privacy.
Instruction services: Build students’ research skills through virtual library instruction or by incorporating research assignments into your syllabi.
Workshops: Boost your students’ research and computer-application skills by recommending library workshops.
Research help for your students: Refer your students to us for expert advice, including 24/7 chats with librarians, online guides, and one-on-one consultations.
Guides and tutorials: Teach your students to research more efficiently with course-specific online research guides, tutorials, or videos.
Course reserves: Make course materials easy to find by placing items on reserve for students. You can request textbooks to be licensed and you can have DVDs converted to streaming media for protected viewing by your class.
Digital scholarship: Get help using computational methods to analyze millions of documents in multiple languages. We offer workshops and consultations to help integrate digital tools and techniques into scholarly work to extract data, identify trends, look for patterns and better understand the relationships of terms within and between documents.
Digitization services: Access high-end digitization for instruction and research. We also support the College of Arts and Sciences with metadata creation and online delivery of images and other visual resources.
Open access: Make your research publicly available in Cornell’s digital repositories such as eCommons. Untenured faculty may apply for Cornell Open Access Publication funds, which, when available, can help pay publishing fees when other sources cannot be found.
Digitization: Turn your content into online digital publications, with library help at every step of the way through planning, creating, organizing, and preserving digital collections.
ORCID iDs: Turn to us to implement your Open Researcher and Contributor ID, which is increasingly required by publishers and funders and can streamline reporting, publishing, and other processes.
Research metrics: Understand author impact measures, journal impact factors, and other metrics that comprise your scholarly profile.
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