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REU Library Guide: Home

This guide will provide you with an introduction to the resources that are available through the library.
Library Overview
  • Approximately 45,000 print books
  • Over 300,000 electronic books
  • Access to over 100,000 electronic journals
  • Research help available anytime the library is open
  • Interlibrary loan services
Types of Resources

Print and Electronic Books – Scholarly books can be found in both print and electronic formats.

Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Articles and Journals – Scholarly journals are academic in nature and reference researchers in the field of study. Peer-reviewed articles are articles that have been vetted by a knowledgeable member in the field of study through a review process.

Patent Literature – Patents are another vital source of important technical information. Patents can provide information on: experts in subject areas, companies who are doing work in certain areas and current and future trends.

Technical Reports – Technical Reports are reports on projects and processes written by the corporations and institutions preforming the research.

Trade publications – Trade Publications are written for workers and leaders in specific trades and industries. Trade publications are common in engineering and nursing fields.

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