Research Links: List of Databases, Course Reserves

Quick Search: Articles, newspapers, books and ebooks, videos and more. Results primarily available online but may also include books available in the library or articles that can be requested for email delivery from ILLiad.
Books: Print and online books available from UNLV Libraries or by ILLiad request.
Articles: Articles from academic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Library Information: Pages on library web site, for example research guides, library policies and procedures, hours and events.

Faculty Institutes

Faculty at UNLV and around the country are exploring options beyond the traditional research paper. At UNLV Libraries Faculty Institutes, faculty explore various types of assignments – websites, infographics, poster sessions, podcasts, videos – that enable students to increase knowledge and develop skills. The purpose is to provide a space for faculty to explore creative alternatives to traditional research assignments that challenge students’ critical thinking skills and support them as they create new knowledge.

In the institutes, faculty create learning outcomes that challenge and strengthen the critical thinking and inquiry skills of students in their disciplines. Through collaboration with campus partners, faculty consider how these learning outcomes can be achieved through creative assignments that engage students in research and knowledge creation practices. We also explore possibilities for student learning outcomes assessment in order to evaluate assignments and plan improvements.

Learning Outcomes

The institutes enable attendees to:

  • Articulate developmentally appropriate learning outcomes for research assignments that address critical thinking and inquiry skills.
  • Construct creative assignment prompts using alternative methods for presenting the process and product of student research.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in order to engage in cross-disciplinary discussions about course design.

Contact Melissa Bowles-Terry, Head of Educational Initiatives, via email for more information.





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