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Library Research Overview: Home

This guide will assist you in beginning your research with Estrella Mt. Library resources.

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

Online Information

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

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Website Domains

Common Web Domains

*Internet – Useful for finding current government resources for free - URL ends in: .gov

.com
.net
.org 
.edu
.gov
- Commercial
- Network – commercial or non-profit
- Non-profit organization
- Education related 
- U.S. government

*Try! Advance Google Searching : Searching by website domain

“topic” site:.domain

Cancer site:.gov

Cancer site:.edu

Cancer site:.org

Search Engine Options

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