Welcome! This guide will help you locate resources that will be helpful during your research project. If you need help locating resources, please use the ask a librarian feature.
Search & Discover provides sweeping access to books, ebooks, articles, movies, music, and more through a user-driven platform supporting your research interests. You can use Search & Discover without signing in. However, to access e-books, you will need to sign in when prompted.
There are two main ways to use Search & Discover.
Everything allows you to search simultaneously for books, ebooks, articles, movies, music, and more. You may use keywords, titles, authors, or phrases. Refine your results using the choices on the left. For example, if you want to discover the newest results then select Sort by. Explore Resource Type, also on the left, to get a sense of the various materials available to you.
Library Catalog is commonly used to search the physical collections of the James M. Milne Library, including ebooks, by an author’s name or a book’s title. You may also use keywords to search the library catalog, which contains the table of contents for many records. Subject headings are included in keyword searching and are assigned to all library catalog holdings.
While Everything and Library Catalog are two of the main searching functions in Search & Discover, there are others available for use. Child Collection, Course Reserves, EMC Media, NY State Collection, Reference, Special Collections (SCC), SUNY Catalog, and Young Adult (YA) are all options to choose from. These collections can be searched exclusively by selecting them in the top menu. For example, selecting Child Collection will include results only from that collection.
While Milne Library has an extensive collection of resources, you may need to search outside of the library to conduct further research.
To search for items that other libraries own, you need to search either the SUNY Catalog or Worldcat. Worldcat is an online catalog of material held by other libraries and research institutions around the world.
Access to Worldcat is through our databases. Click on the databases link in the side navigation bar on the library's homepage. Click on the "W" in the alphabetical letters and then select WorldCat.
If the item is currently owned by Milne Library, it will indicate that in the full record for the item.
Below you will find a list of suggested websites that may be helpful in locating additional primary sources for your research project.
Milne Library provides access to many useful databases for your research needs. To access the databases, please click on the "Databases" link in the side navigation bar on the library's homepage.
Below you will find a list of suggested databases. These databases contain a mix of primary and secondary sources.
Below you will find a list of Science databases. These are a great place to get started. If you are not having any luck using these resources, then click "browse by discipline" under the database tab on the library homepage. Pick the most relevant subject to your needs and try some of those databases.
Librarians are available to help in several ways:
To conduct research or to receive assistance with the Special Collections/Archives at Milne Library, please contact Librarian Heather Stalter.
For more information about the Special Collections, check out the Special Collections Guide!
Diana Moseman and Chilton Reynolds from the TLTC work with the Cooperstown Graduate Program on a few different projects, including the CGP Community Stories Project.