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Library Basic Research (ENG 101/103, SPH 131)  

Basic introduction to library use and the research process
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

1. The Library Print Page

Video About Library vs. Web


Why use the library?

 Why Should You Use the Library?

  • Not everything is on the Internet.
    Availability to browse and read books, magazines, encyclopedias, and other print materials that are not online.


  • Not everything is free.
    Access to fee-based databases with thousands of magazines and scholarly journals in full-text.


  • Librarians (with faculty help) spend time selecting quality materials: books, journals, and databases.  We collect scholarly and authoritative materials especially for your classes.


  • Personal assistance from RVC librarians during all hours that the Library is open!

Different Types of Information


When you do research, are you just skimming the surface?  How deep is your research?  You need to go deeper than Google! 


The Internet

Data from P. Gil, "What is the invisible web?" Dec. 2010. Schematic by N. Tann, Goshen College, March 2011.


Why Use the Library?


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