Best Information Resources for Getting Started
- Quick Facts and Background Information (full-text)
- Journal Articles (many full-text)
- Scholarly journals provide authoritative, well-researched analyses of topics in all subject areas.
Popular magazine articles provide informative though sometimes less thoroughly researched information.
Search Premier and Masterfile
Premier to identify scholarly articles, as well as popular magazine articles and news reports.
- News from Magazines, Newspapers, and Broadcasts (full-text)
- The best resource for information on current events is often the News. LexisNexis Academic and Global Newsbank are
excellent Information Resources for US and International News.
- Books, Videos, Sound Recordings, Government Reports & more
- Faculty often encourage students to use books or videos as references in their assignments. Use
the Library Catalog to find books and other materials
in the UNR Libraries.
- Specialized Subject Indexes (with many full-text articles)
- Research projects often require the use of Specialized Subject indexes and databases that identify
scholarly articles, books, government reports, and other information for specific subjects. Visit the
Web Sites, and Other Resources
by Subject to select a subject area.
- World Wide Web Information
- Many very good information resources are available on World Wide Web sites. Google and other Web Search Engines can be used to identify Web-based information
be wary! The Web is a wide open information
environment — almost anybody can put information on the Web,
good or bad. You must take care to confirm that Web sites
you use are good, authoritative information resources. Internet Detective is a free tutorial that offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.