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"How do I cite my sources and prepare a bibliography?"


The Cornell Library has prepared citation guides for each of the major citation styles.

Members of the Cornell community have access to RefWorks, a citation management tool. When you enter information regarding the sources you used for a project (such as author, title, journal, etc.), Refworks will create a bibliography in the format that you want. Refworks has a series of online tutorials to get you started and there are also Refworks workshops offered at Olin, Uris, and Mann libraries to learn about the more advanced features.

"Where can I find recent business news?"


The library subscribes to most of the top business publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Investor's Business Daily. Recent issues can be found on the Current Periodical shelves on the first floor of the library. A few extremely popular titles, such as The Economist and Institutional Investor, are kept on course reserve at the circulation desk. These publications can also be accessed electronically with Factiva.

Several free web sites provide daily business news, inlcuding Yahoo! Finance, Reuters, and

"If I have an article citation, how can I find a copy of the actual article?"


Cornell University Library subscribes to thousands of journal titles so the first step is to perform a journal title search for the periodical in the Library Catalog. You may limit your results to a certain format by choosing an option category on the left. Click on the title to see if the periodical is available electronically or in print.

If you would like to limit your search to journals that are available electronically, use Find e-Journals.

If the item you need is not available at Cornell, you will see an option of requesting the article via the interlibrary loan (ILL). Click the ILL button to go to the item request page. If you need assistance with submitting an ILL request, please ask a member of the library staff.

"How can I read an issue of my favorite newspaper or magazine online?"


If you want to read today's Financial Times, Wall Street Journal or this week's issue of Fortune at home, you don't have to pay costly subscription prices. The Cornell library has already paid for these subscriptions, and members of the Cornell community have access to thousands of publications - online, full-text, for free. Factiva, ProQuest, and Business Source Complete have built-in features to make browsing the tables of contents of recent issues easy.


  • Create an account for the Financial Times using your Cornell email address and access from your home computer or mobile device.

  • Factiva - click the "News Pages" tab to get today's front page headlines from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and more.

  • ProQuest - click the "Search by Publication" link, then type in the title you want to browse. Click the most recent issue to view the table of contents.

  • Business Source Complete - click the "Publication" link, then type in the title you want to browse. Click the link for the title and then choose the most recent issue to view the table of contents.

  • Library PressDisplay provides online access to more than 700 newspapers from more than 55 countries, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.

Find e-Journals is a quick way to determine which of these databases contains the specific journal or newspaper you are seeking.

"Which business journals does the library subscribe to?"


The library subscribes to most of the top business journals, including the following:

  • Advertising Age
  • Barron's
  • Brandweek
  • BusinessWeek
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Investment Dealer's Digest
  • McKinsey Quarterly
  • The Deal
  • Value Line Investment Survey

To see if a business journal is available electronically, search for the title in Find e-Journals. If the journal is not available electronically, you can find the location of the print copy by searching for the title in the Library Catalog.