Welcome to the neighborhood! There are different adhesives used for different things.
For basic paper to paper, I've always loved the 3M tape runner, and still use it sometimes, but I took a Bazzill class and they gave us a free Marathon runner, which I now use most of the time.
Liquid glues I use are Diamond Glaze, Glossy Accents and Multi-Medium. I picked up a few Tombo Mono liquid glues at the Expo just to try them out. I like that it has 2 different applicator ends on the bottle.
Have fun and experiment to find which ones you like for the projects you're working on.