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“Through the library’s Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities, I was able to meet with librarians who not only helped me with my work but also pointed me in new and interesting directions. This project would not be where it’s at without the assistance of Cornell librarians.”
—Ph.D. candidate
Take advantage of everything Cornell University Library has to offer, from networking opportunities and time-saving research help, to training in the tools of 21st-century scholarship. 
Ask a librarian: Craft faster and more effective searches, locate hard-to-find sources, learn about library resources, and much more in person, via phone, email, or 24/7 chat.
Research consultations: Work with a librarian on finding resources for a research paper, a long-term project, or anything in between. 
Data management: Learn best practices and different solutions for managing, storing, and sharing data with the help of the multidisciplinary Research Data Management Service Group, which provides support at any stage of the research process.
Evidence synthesis: Answer new research questions by building search strategies and performing comprehensive syntheses of existing studies, with the help of librarians who are experts in systematic reviews.
GIS help: Get help finding geospatial data, making maps, and analyzing data using tools such as QGIS, ArcGIS, and Carto.
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.
Citation management: Get personalized help with supported software such as Mendeley and Zotero to organize citations and PDFs and create bibliographies for your papers.
Open access: Apply for Cornell Open Access Publication funds, which, when available, can help pay publishing fees when other sources cannot be found.
ORCID iDs: Implement your Open Researcher and Contributor ID, increasingly required by publishers and funders.
Digital Scholarship: We support humanists and qualitative social scientists to analyze texts, images, and networks computationally; build databases; visualize data; and build digital exhibits and publications. Join our digital humanities mailing list to keep up with events, networking sessions, and learning opportunities.
Data visualization: Build your skills in crafting, investigating, analyzing, and communicating research data.
Instruction services: Build your students’ research skills through library instruction or by incorporating research assignments into your syllabi.
Workshops: Boost your students’ research and computer-application skills by recommending library workshops.
Recommend research help for your students: We offer fast, 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.
Collections and databases: Use millions of books and articles, both online and in print, as well as archival collections in a wide array of fields.
Off-campus access: With Passkey, access the Library’s licensed digital resources from off-campus with a single Cornell log-in.
Contactless pickup: Browse 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.
Interlibrary borrowing: Get books, articles, and more from thousands of libraries all over the world through Interlibrary Loan and BorrowDirect.
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.
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.
Graduate student programs: Gain a host of digital research skills through intensive multi-day library immersions for students in the humanities and social sciences and agriculture and life sciences.
Workshops: Library workshops teach research skills, digital privacy strategies, data visualization, GIS, and much more.
Guides and tutorials: Use an extensive menu of discipline-specific online research guides, tutorials, and instructional videos.
Digital CoLab: Learn new tools and forge innovative, cross-boundary collaborations through the Digital CoLab, a co-learning space dedicated to digital scholarship, such as computational text analysis, data visualization, crowdsourcing research, and more.
Library spaces: Find areas for quiet study or enjoy a sense of community in collaborative spaces, including graduate student-only study rooms and individual carrels. 
Library events: Network with colleagues, faculty, and students at a host of library events including book talks and exhibits. 
Social media: Stay up-to-date on the latest library offerings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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