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General Library Research Tutorial

This guide provides access to instructional videos and instructions to provide an overview for starting research at the Library.

What type of information do I need?

Common Sources of Information

•Book – Useful for finding information that is not updated frequently
•Academic Journal – Useful for information that is continually investigated
Magazine - Useful for entertainment or hobby information
•Newspaper – Useful for information related to current  events or recent activities
•Internet – Useful for finding current government resources for free - URL ends in: .gov

The Information Life Cycle

The Information Life Cycle from UNLV Libraries on Vimeo.

Video from the Uinversity of Nevada, Las Vegas. See more at :

Online Information

Open Access = Free information online    Closed Access = Library Databases - Proprietary Information -*MEID!