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.

Library Workshops

Workshop: Critical Reading

Friday, January 30
10am - 11:30am
​Amargosa Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Participants will discuss and practice strategies for critically approaching a scholarly text, annotating texts, and how to utilize those notes in academic writing. This workshop will assist students with annotated bibliographies, as well as conducting and writing effective literature reviews.

Instructor: Samantha Godbey & Xan Goodman
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Workshop: Tools for Literature Review

Friday, February 6
10am - 11am

Description: This workshop will focus on tools to help students with effective strategies for finding and organizing information for a literature review. This workshop will emphasize research in Health Sciences and Life Sciences but is open to students in all disciplines.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Workshop: Poster Design Workshop

Thursday, February 12
2pm - 3pm
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: This workshop will cover the basics of how to create a poster and teach best practices in design, layout, and printing. We will discuss what software to use, how to create an impactful look, and what mistakes to avoid. The hands-on portion of this workshop will walk through the steps of creating a poster from scratch using PowerPoint and other software.

Instructor: Dan Werra & Hugh Aoki
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Workshop: Refworks

Wednesday, February 18
3pm - 4pm
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn how to create citations and lists of works cited in various citation styles. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases helpful. Space limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Rachelle Weigel
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Workshop: Refworks for Architecture Students

Thursday, February 26
4pm - 5pm
Architecture Studies Library, Room 203

Description: Learn how to create citations and lists of works cited in various citation styles. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases helpful.

Instructor: Caroline Smith
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Workshop: Calvert Award for Undergraduate Research

Friday, March 6
3pm - 4pm

Wednesday, March 18
4pm - 5pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Did you know that you can win up to $1000 for your excellent research project? The Calvert Award rewards undergraduate students for excellence in research and the research process. This workshop will provide you with information on the application process and how the submissions are evaluated.

Instructor: Melissa Bowles-Terry & Kate Wintrol
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Workshop: Oral History for Scholarly Research

Tuesday, March 10
1pm - 2pm
Special Collections Reading Room (LLB, 3rd floor)

Description: Why is the field of oral history growing so rapidly? Who can use it and why? Oral history gives all of us the right to tell our story thus reclaiming the historical experience as the events lived and engaged in by ordinary people. The past is communicated clearly and historical events are broken down into individual observations and experiences. The most important concept to grasp in an oral history workshop is "to learn how to listen." Active listening is learned over time. This workshop is designed to begin that learning process. Whatever your oral history project, you must learn enough about the topic to ask good questions. Listening actively allows the interviewer to use that knowledge to frame the question.

Instructor: Claytee White
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Workshop: Strategies for Research in Archives & Special Collections

Wednesday, March 11
3pm - 4pm
Special Collections Reading Room (LLB, 3rd floor)

Description: Participants will explore research scenarios that take them into university special collections and archives to learn some of the most efficient approaches to discover unique historical materials for their topics. These can include documents, photographs, maps, images, oral histories, and film or video.

Instructor: Su Kim Chung & Priscilla Finley
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Workshop: Finding Government Information

Thursday, March 19
4pm - 5pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: This workshop concentrates on the content, searching and retrieval of current and historical U.S. Federal and Nevada government information. Learn how to search for current & historical information and statistics by subject, general resources, and more.

Instructor: Susie Skarl
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Workshop: Introduction to Bibliometrics

Friday, April 10
10am - 11am
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to Bibliometrics covering a variety of measurements including journal impact factors, author level impact and article level impact. The workshop will address specific measurements including the journal citation report, Eigen Factor, Hirsch Index, and the SJR just to name a few. In addition, the workshop will include a review of resources available at UNLV Libraries that provide bibliometric information.

Instructor: Cory Tucker & John Novak
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Workshop: Identifying External Funding Opportunities

Thursday, April 16
4pm - 5pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.

Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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Workshop: Scholarship Boot Camp

Friday, May 1
10:30am - 12:30pm
​Amargosa Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: These workshops will provide information on scholarship resources available for students, help students identify which scholarships are right for them, as well as provide hands-on instruction on the information and tools needed to successfully complete scholarship applications.

Instructor: Rhea Watson, Sue Wainscott, & Xan Goodman
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