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When you are looking for scholarly information a great place to start is with the RRU Library's homepage at Here you will find access to Discovery, databases of journal articles, sources of data and statistics, and links to recommended websites.

In this review of doing research, information sources like books, ebooks, articles and the Internet will be discussed. You will be examining them in terms of why they are useful when doing research and how to access the appropriate tools to support your learning and assignments.

Information can also come from instructors, peers, personal experience and knowledge. We recommend that you use several sources during your investigation.

Here's a more detailed description of what you will find via the main search box:

Discovery tab (the Library's "single search" feature)

  • print books and ebooks
  • journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
  • conference proceedings and reports
  • some government documents
  • encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference materials
  • items in Dspace (institutional repository) and the Archives
  • Videos (DVDs and streaming video)

Research Databases tab

  • newspaper databases
  • magazine databases
  • scholarly journal databases
  • legal research databases
  • data and statistics databases
  • financial and market research databases
  • ebook databases