Research Guides Use Conditions

Use of, Modification of, or Linking to Our Library Research or Subject Guides Content

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.

Terms for Use  and Attribution:

You have our permission to reproduce or adapt the content of the following pages:

Library Research at Cornell
and subsidiary pages, or any other of our Web pages with a link to this guide including
The Seven Steps of the Research Process,
Critically Analyzing Information Sources,
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Non-Scholarly Periodicals,
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography, or
Book Reviews: A Finding Guide

for the use of you and your students,

as long as

1) the source of the content is clearly attributed on each page (on the Web or in print) as

Research & Learning Services
Olin Library
Cornell University Library
Ithaca, NY, USA


2) you also explicitly state on the page (on the Web or in print) that you have received permission from us to reproduce it and adapt it for your own use. (Your reading and acceptance of the conditions stated on this Web page is your permission. You need not contact us for noncommercial use).

The following Web page is not covered by this permission document: Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider formerly Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages. Please contact Jim Kapoun for permission to use this content.

Noncommercial use:

Permission is granted only for noncommercial uses. Requests for commercial use should be e-mailed to okuref[at]


You agree to share any product or Web page you produce using our content under the same conditions of attribution, non-commerical use, and further sharing.


Permission to make a hypertext link to these pages is also granted.

Creative Commons Commons Deed Permission to use this work is based on the conditions of the Creative Commons Commons Deed, version 2.0 regarding attribution, noncommercial use, and "Share Alike" reuse. See the Commons Deed for further details.


Updated 26 July 2016
Michael Engle
Reference Librarian
Research & Learning Services
Cornell University Library


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