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McMullen Hall
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

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Library HOW-TOs! 

  1. Library Website: Information Portal 
    1. Learn how to find what you are looking for!
      1. Books (and eBooks)
      2. eBooks
      3. Databases and Journal Articles
      4. Research Help
        1. Subject Guides
      5. Renew library materials/view your account
  2. Library Card: Your Key
    1. You need a library card to check out PHYSICAL items from the library. (You do NOT need this for database access)
  3. Tips to Start Your Research 
    1. This slide show will give you tips on how to get started planning your research.
  4. Logging Into Databases (Instructions)
    1. This page will give you the info you need to log into a database off campus!  You do NOT need a library card to log into library databases!
  5. Database Searching
    1. Searching for an article can be difficult, but if you know some tricks, you can retrieve really great information.
  6. Evaluating Information - Websites
    1. Scholarly v Popular - Evaluating information for credibility is so important in this information age! In college, you MUST use credible sources; this will guide you on how to determine what is good information and what is not.
  7. Popular v Scholarly
    1. Be careful using websites! Especially for college level work! ANYONE can put up a website, and a lot do with incorrect or bias information. Please evaluate all sources carefully!
  8. Citation Help
    1. Great Basin College has a strict plagiarism policy. Do not find yourself in hot water with academic dishonesty. It is so easy to prevent. Use information ethically. These guides will assist you.
  9. Inter-Library Loan! Get books and articles delivered to the GBC Center near you!
    1. Need an article GBC Library does not have? Need a book we do not have? Or are you a distant education student in need of materials! Here you will learn how to get the material!
  10. HELP! 
    1. If you find yourself stuck, please check out the tutorials we have made for you. 

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Great Basin College Library
McMullen Hall
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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