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Research Basics

This guide contains tips and tricks for general research success!

Need scholarly articles?

Start with these multi-subject databases. See the A-Z database listing for subject specific databases.

Need newspapers or magazines?

Use these databases to find local, national, and international news as well as articles from magazines. See the A-Z database listing for additional newspaper and magazine databases.

Need books or ebooks?

Need to learn about a topic?

The databases below are like the library's version of Wikipedia. You can use them to find trusted background information about topics you're less familiar with.

Need more help?

Check out our full list of Research Guides to get specialized guides for subjects and even some courses. 

Navigate through the rest of this guide to learn about each step in the research process and get links to additional useful resources.

Jump to Library FAQ for answers to common questions. 

And don't forget, you can always contact the library for personalized research assistance!

Phone: 402-826-8287