Accessing Electronic Resources
The electronic collections available to the Cornell community vary among campuses and branches. While using a computer connected to the Cornell University (Ithaca) campus network, such as those inside the various libraries at any public workstation, you will be able to access all resources licensed for all Cornell campuses. However, electronic resources subscribed only for the Weill Cornell Medicine campuses are not accessible directly on the Cornell University (Ithaca) campus network due to licensing restrictions. WCM users must access these electronic resources from the library's website via OneSearch or e-Resources, which will require authentication through EZproxy.
Searching the Online Catalog
The Cornell University Library catalog does not include the Samuel J. Wood Library or the Distributed eLibrary in Qatar collections. Search for materials at the Samuel J. Wood library using OneSearch, the online combined catalog of the libraries of Weill Cornell, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University. Only on-site or remotely authenticated users will be able to follow links into licensed resources such as e-books, e-journals, and databases. If you want to search for materials across all Cornell University libraries, use WorldCat. The e-Resources page contains links to some electronic resources not listed in OneSearch.
Borrowing Library Materials
Weill Cornell faculty, staff, and students can register to borrow materials in-person from the Cornell University libraries by presenting a WCM ID. The loan period is generally six months. If necessary, you may return items borrowed from Ithaca at the Samuel J. Wood Library. Please advise library staff if you are returning item(s) from a different library.
Requesting Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery
Weill Cornell faculty, staff, and students should use the TripSaver service to request items not held by the Samuel J. Wood Library. This includes items at Cornell libraries in Ithaca/Geneva unless you wish to retrieve the material in person.
Samuel J. Wood Library materials that are not accessible electronically may be requested at no charge when you are off-campus. When completing your TripSaver request, please select "No, I do not want to use the TripSaver service" and indicate in the comments field the dates that you are off-campus and your delivery information. Physical items will be available for pickup at the Medical Library unless you arrange to have the book sent to another Cornell University library.
Using Your Laptop in the Library
A Cornell University Network ID (NetID) entitles you to full access. Visit Network IDs to see if you are eligible.
Consulting with an Expert Staff Member
The library staff is here to help. Visit Ask a Librarian for contact information, live chat, and training opportunities from one of the 20 Cornell University libraries, including the Medical Library.
Finding Research Collaborators and Resources
Use VIVO, the Virtual Life Sciences Library, to discover who's working on a particular research topic, where they've taught and published recently, what facilities are available, and what online tools can expedite your research.