Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
Bibliographic databases index the global literature and provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, etc. that match your search criteria.
They help you to find information about previous publications in your research field.
The following databases will help you discover material related to Cornish Studies.
Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.
You can browse by subject e.g. Historyor type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.
Primary sources are documents which were created during particular historical periods, as opposed to secondary sources, which are written at a later date about particular historical periods.
Examples of primary sources are:
Find out more on the Primary Sources LibGuide
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The Penryn Library holds a wide range of material relevant to the study of Cornish history, literature, folklore and social issues.
Multiple copies are held of the important book series - Cornish Studies.
A few titles are highlighted in the book gallery.
You can search for other titles in the series using the library catalogue or can go along to the library and browse the shelves to find other titles in this series and other related materials on all aspects cornish studies.
There are a number of local archives and libraries that will support your research in cornish studies.
COPAC - exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries.
WorldCAT - search the collections of libraries in your community and tens of thousands more around the world.
SUNCAT - is the Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community, a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK.
The European Library - access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
The Library of Congress - catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections in the USA.
LibWeb - Access to a listing of online library catalogues worldwide
CORE - gives an incredibly fast search of the full-text of 80M open access research resources
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