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Get Help - Research Help

How do I find a particular map?

As of Fall 2013, the Map Cases are located on the 5th floor of Lied Library (northwest corner). Our large flat maps are located in these cases, and are called UNLV Maps in the online catalog. Folded maps are in the Government Publications stacks, and are called UNLV Gov Pubs.


What types of maps are collected at Lied Library?

The Lied Library map collection contains a wide variety of maps, including maps accompanying environmental impact statements for federal and state land, U.S. Geological Survey, miscellaneous maps treated as government publications, and CD-ROMs containing maps that have been scanned or loaded as datafiles.

Where are Government Publications located in Lied Library?

Most federal, state, and local publications are located in the compact shelving on the east side of second floor of Lied Library, behind the bound periodicals. Microforms and CD-ROMs are located in cases on the second floor. Some titles are kept in the reference collection near the second floor desk. Government publications located in LASR (our automated storage and retrieval system) are indicated as such in the online catalog.

Ask at the second floor Research and Information desk for more assistance.

What topics do government publications cover?

Government publications can cover virtually any subject, including Congressional laws and hearings, nutrition, crime, diseases, endangered species, and immigration. The U.S. federal government is the world's greatest collector and publisher of statistics.

What are government publications?

Government publications are documents issued, published, or financed by local, state, federal, or international government agencies, such as the Department of Education, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, or the City of Henderson. Government publications come in many formats, including books, maps, periodicals, microforms, pamphlets, CD-ROMs, and Internet sites.


Can I chat if the computer I am using does not have Instant Messaging software installed?

Yes! During chat reference hours you can click the link below. If chat reference is closed, you can send an e-mail.


What is a screen name?

A screen name is a name that you choose to identify yourself online when instant messaging with others. You will need to establish a screen name with one of the supported Instant Messaging services before logging in and chatting with a librarian.


What is Instant Messaging?

Instant Messaging is a form of electronic communication that uses software such as AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger to exchange text-based messages between two or more people in real-time.


What is Lied Automated Storage and Retrieval Unit (LASR?)

LASR is a storage area where older or less used items are kept in order to make room on the shelves for newer material. It's located on the 1st floor of Lied Library, behind the glass wall opposite the reference desk.

Books and journals can be retrieved from LASR by using the Request This Item button in the catalog: