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: Tools for Literature Review

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am
​Online

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 graduate students in all disciplines.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Workshop: Critical Reading

Friday, February 5, 2016
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: Xan Goodman
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Workshop: Designing Effective Research Assignments for Undergraduate Students

Thursday, February 10, 2016
4pm - 5pm
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Participants will discuss strategies for designing research assignments that will enhance undergraduates' understanding of research and develop students' competence as self-directed learners.

Instructor: Mark Lenker
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Workshop: Identifying External Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2pm - 3pm
Rhyolite 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, and Carol Brodie
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Workshop: Manage Your Life!: An introduction to personal information management and productivity tools

Monday, February 22, 2016
1pm - 2pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: In this hands-on workshop students will learn about tools and strategies for being organized and staying productive. Students will have the chance to share and discuss strategies for Personal Information Management, or "the art of getting things done in our lives through information." A number of productivity tools will be introduced, and students will be encouraged to explore and select tools that work well for them individually.

Instructor: Kate Lambaria, and Heidi Johnson
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Workshop: Critical Reading

Friday, February 26, 2016
1pm - 2:30pm
​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
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Workshop: References, Citations, and Reference Management Tools

Friday, February 26, 2016
9:30am - 11:30am
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn reference organization tips, discuss best practices to avoid plagiarism, and explore several tools to provide appropriately formatted citations in your papers and manuscripts.

Instructor: Sue Wainscott and Julie Longo
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Workshop: Systematic Review

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
11am - 12am
Online

Description: An introduction to systematic review research.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Workshop: Strategies for Research in Archives & Special Collections

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
2pm - 3pm
Lied Library 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, and Priscilla Finley
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Workshop: Tools for Literature Review

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
4:30pm - 5:30pm
​Online

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 graduate students in all disciplines.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
Register for this workshop

 

Workshop: Strategies for Research in Archives & Special Collections

Thursday, March 10, 2016
3pm - 4pm
Lied Library 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, and Priscilla Finley
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Workshop: Mendeley

Friday, March 11, 2016
9:30am - 11:30am
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn how to use this reference and citation management software tool to organize your literature review and properly cite sources in your manuscripts. Explore the tool's ability to share and collaboratively annotate papers within a private group and discover public, topicbased groups.

Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Workshop: Manage Your Life!: An introduction to personal information management and productivity tools

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: In this hands-on workshop students will learn about tools and strategies for being organized and staying productive. Students will have the chance to share and discuss strategies for Personal Information Management, or "the art of getting things done in our lives through information." A number of productivity tools will be introduced, and students will be encouraged to explore and select tools that work well for them individually.

Instructor: Kate Lambaria, and Heidi Johnson
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Workshop: Data Across the Diciplines

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
3pm - 4pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: A workshop showcasing the data and statistical sources at UNLV Libraries with an overview of data & statistical sources in business, social sciences, education, health sciences and STEM.

Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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Workshop: Finding government Information

Thursday, April 14, 2016
3pm - 4pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: This workshop concentrates on the content, searching and retrieval of currentand historical U.S. Federal and Nevada government information. Learn how to search for information & statistics by subject, by location, and by time period.

Instructor: Susie Skarl
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