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.

Library Workshops

Note: Our workshop series is designed with graduate students and faculty in mind.  Undergraduates who are pursuing research in areas related to the workshop content are also welcome to attend.  Undergraduates who are not doing related research but instead are trying to earn extra credit by attending a workshop should consider other options.  For example, the Writing Center offers a range of useful workshops for students working in all disciplines.

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Citation Manager Showdown: RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero

Find out whether RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley is the best bibliographic management software for your needs. Librarians who use each program will demonstrate strengths and weaknesses and answer your questions.
9/6/2019, 2:30-4:00 pm
Amargosa Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors:Priscilla Finley, Sue Wainscott, Rachelle Weigel
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Mendeley 101 Reference Management

Have you found so many articles, books, reports, and other information resources that it is a challenge to find and use them in your own writing? This workshop will help you create a personal library of information that will allow you to organize, annotate, and cite those items in your own writing more efficiently
9/19/2019, 4:00-5:15pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor:Sue Wainscott
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RefWorks 101: Citation Management

Learn how to use RefWorks to keep track of the many sources you find. This workshop will help you create a personal library of references that you can use to organize, annotate, and cite these sources more efficiently.
9/26/2019, 4:00-5:15pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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Getting started with Zotero Citation Management

Zotero helps you organize your PDFs and citations into a personal library and automatically create formatted notes and bibliographies. In this workshop you will save citations, store PDFs with your own notes, and create in-text citations and bibliographies in Google Docs. If your main computer is a laptop, bring it along!
9/27/19, 10:00-11:30am
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Priscilla Finley
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Mendeley Collaboration Tools

Learn how to use your Mendeley library of information resources to work more efficiently with your research teams. Share folders and files, and collaboratively annotate articles to improve group communications.
10/3/2019, 4:00-5:00pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Sue Wainscott
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RefWorks 101: Citation Management - Online

Learn how to use RefWorks to keep track of the many sources you find. This workshop will help you create a personal library of references that you can use to organize, annotate, and cite these sources more efficiently.
Online/WebEx -- participants will receive the link via email
10/8/2019, 5:00-6:00pm
Online/WebEx -- participants will receive the link via email
Instructor:Samantha Godbey
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RefWorks Advanced: Working with Your References

Bring a RefWorks account with citations already in it, and learn how to use the advanced features of your account.
10/10/2019, 4:00-5:15pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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Strategies for Research in Special Collections and Archives

This workshop is for anyone planning to use unique materials in library special collections and archives either at UNLV or at another library, archive or museum. Participants will learn to locate where collections are held, use collection descriptions and finding aids to discover relevant material, and share tips on collecting and organizing the historical gems they uncover.
10/11/19, 1:00-2:00pm
Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd floor
Instructor: Su Kim Chung, Priscilla Finley
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Starting from Square One: Understanding Scholarly Publishing and Your Role as a Researcher

This workshop is ideal for graduate students who are interested in publishing scholarly work, but aren't quite sure how to get started. It discusses the key steps of the scholarly publication process and offers participants the opportunity to assess their own unique interests, strengths, and opportunities for growth as researchers.
10/14/2019, 4:00-5:15pm
Graduate Commons Conference Room
Instructor: Chelsea Heinbach and Mark Lenker
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Identifying External Funding

Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.
10/15/2019, 2:30-3:30pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Patrick Griffis
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Responding to Reviewer Comments

This workshop will focus on the academic peer-review process with an emphasis on responding to reviewers' comments and developing revision strategies based on reviewer comments.
10/16/2019, 2:30-3:30pm
Graduate Commons Conference Room
Instructor: Mark Lenker and Dave Beasley
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Mendeley Networking Tools

Maximize your Mendeley account to seek out colleagues with similar research interests, grant opportunities and job postings. Create a robust Mendeley user profile that will allow others to find you and your publications.
10/17/2019, 4:00-5:00pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Sue Wainscott
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Finding Local Data

This workshop will focus on techniques for finding local data from numerous sources including government, open-access, and UNLV Libraries’ licensed databases.
11/14/2019, 2:30-3:30pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructor:Susie Skarl and Patrick Griffis
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ResearchGate, Authors' Rights, and You

Questions about making your research articles available online on professional networking sites like ResearchGate or Academia.edu, university and disciplinary repositories, or your own website? Attendees will learn about: journal copyright transfer agreements; how to navigate journal policies for sharing articles online; and why authors may consider using multiple venues for sharing their articles.
11/19/19, 10:00-11:30am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Andrea Wirth
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Mendeley 101 Reference Management

Have you found so many articles, books, reports, and other information resources that it is a challenge to find and use them in your own writing? This workshop will help you create a personal library of information that will allow you to organize, annotate, and cite those items in your own writing more efficiently.
11/26/2019, 4:00-5:15pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st Floor)
Instructors: Sue Wainscott
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