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The Research & Learning Services Department (formerly Collections, Reference, Instruction and Outreach (CRIO); also formerly Instruction, Reference, and Information Services (IRIS)) in Olin and Uris Libraries, part of the Cornell University Library, sets the following conditions for the use of the content of the Guide to Library Research at Cornell Web page and subsidiary or related Web and print pages.

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Updated 15 July 2022
Michael Engle
Reference Librarian
Research & Learning Services
Cornell University Library