Our new Rebel Research Service is designed for UNLV students, faculty and staff, plus community members needing research assistance with course- and degree-related projects and assignments. Librarians can meet one-on-one or with small groups to discuss focusing a research topic, identifying & evaluating sources, and searching library databases effectively.
"HIT ME!: Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers" by Danielle Gomes and Jay Bonansinga tells the story of Las Vegas during the 1970s—a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption—and the infamous mob busts led by Dennis Gomes, the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history.
"Hit Me!" reveals how Gomes whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators, who shattered clichés about milquetoast accountant cops. Gomes capped off his tenure with the famous bust of the Stardust skim, portrayed in the book and movie Casino.
UNLV University Libraries will once again offer the Calvert Award for Undergraduate Research. The application deadline is April 24, but as you continue to work on your course assignments, take note of your best research projects and enter them in this prestigious academic competition.
"The Singular Beauty of Birds: The Natural History of the
West and the art of Bird Illustration."
Highlighting the work of Andrew Jackson Grayson, whose bird paintings were reproduced in a limited edition of vibrantly
colored, large folio plates by the Arion Press in a portfolio
entitled "The Birds of the Pacific Slope," this exhibit places the
art of bird illustration in the context of Western exploration
and the natural sciences, which formed an important part of the
government-sponsored Western expeditions of the 19th-century.
Lied Library is hosting a collection box for the Harry Potter
Alliance of Las Vegas' used book drive titled "Accio Books."
Donations are being accepted through April 30.
The collection box is located on the first floor of Lied Library in
front of the Library Security Office, adjacent to the Book n Bean