As UNLV strives to reach top tier status, the University Libraries’ commitment to our students and the university’s educational mission is as strong as our focus on research. UNLV is committed to graduating students who can navigate in a complex information environment and make informed, evidence-based decisions in academics, work, and life.
This issue of Between the Lines focuses on new resources and services provided by the University Libraries that support the university’s research mission for both our faculty and students.
The article about data sets details some of the electronic digital databases and statistical resources licensed by the University Libraries on behalf of faculty researchers. These resources are available to students, and faculty can design assignments that require exploration and application of the information found within them.
Mendeley is the latest tool licensed and supported by the University Libraries in support of faculty research citation management and research collaboration. The article about resource guides explains how library faculty can partner with instructors to custom design an online research guide in support of a specific course to help ensure students are directed to quality information and strategies.
The annual call for nominations for the University Libraries’ Calvert Award for Undergraduate Research provides an opportunity for instructors to identify and encourage students engaged in course-related research projects to apply for recognition of their efforts. Finally, the article about the latest Faculty Institute underscores how primary resources from Special Collections can be embedded into assignments for students.
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