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.

Catalog: Books (including ebooks) and other items in UNLV Libraries. Does not search journal articles.

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

Accessing Library Materials from Off-Campus

Requirements for Off-campus Access

A number of accounts require authentication for off-campus access.  For access you need to: 

  1. Have status as a currently enrolled/employed student, faculty, or staff member. Due to licensing restrictions required by publishers who produce electronic resources, off-campus access to the databases is limited to authorized users. Only currently enrolled students and/or currently employed staff or faculty of UNLV can access licensed databases from off-campus. Alumni are not eligible for this privilege.
  2. Possess an activated UNLV Library Barcode or have activated your ACE account.
    Use either your ACE account or  your activated RebelCard barcode and PIN for off-campus access. You can activate your card in person at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or at one of the branch libraries to establish a PIN.  For more information contact the Circulation Department at 895-2111.

    Online education students can activate their accounts online . For information on how to recover lost PINS visit the PIN help pages.
  3. Have Web access and Internet Explorer version 6 or later, Firefox version 1 or later, Google Chrome version 4 or later, or the most recent version of Safari.
    You must be running Internet Explorer version 6.x or above, Firefox version 1 or above, or the most current version of Safari to connect from off-campus. Some databases only work with certain browsers.
  4. Have cookies and javascript enabled in your browser and any pop-up blocker software disabled.
    Many of the databases and e-journals require that you have cookies and javascript turned on in your browser. Some use pop-up windows to display information. These settings are located under Tools-> Options in FireFox and under Tools->Internet Options in Internet Explorer.

Accessing databases

Once you meet all of the requirements simply click on the database you wish to use. You should see a screen asking for your Ace account username and password or for your library barcode and PIN.

If you have problems accessing resources from off-campus, try our Off-Campus Access FAQ, or use our problem report form to contact a staff member for assistance.