Whether researchers are on campus or working anywhere around the world, our extensive online reference resources are available to Cornell students, faculty, and staff 24/7. The most important reference titles are available for searching and browsing through Databases, linked from Library’s home page. The full text of classic and current reference works like the Dictionary of National Biography, the Oxford English Dictionary, and the extensive International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences and AccessScience are available to the Cornell community, not to mention access to a host of online periodical databases. Article search results are linked to our extensive collection of full-text journals, magazines, and news sources.
Supplementing our online resources, the Olin Library print reference collection is a strong resource supporting research and instruction in the humanities and social sciences at Cornell. Subject encyclopedias and dictionaries provide valuable context and reliable background information for humanities and social science research topics. The collection also contains almanacs, subject and national bibliographies, manuals, yearbooks, and biographical and statistical sources. The collection is located on the main floor of Olin Library.
For more information, contact the librarian in charge of the collections, Michael Engle.
Telephone: (607) 255-1884