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

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.

Mendeley Advanced: Collaboration and Networking Features

Friday, January 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn about the three types of groups you can join or create in your existing Mendeley account, file sharing limits, enhancing your profile, and networking with Mendeley.
Some experience, Extensive experience, campus community (students, staff, and faculty)

Instructor:  Sue Wainscott
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Critical Reading

Friday, January 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Amargosa room, 1st floor, Lied Library

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. Bring an article from your discipline!
Brand new, some experience

Instructor:  Samantha Godbey
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Introduction to ClinicalTrials.gov

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online

Description: This workshop will introduce the ClinicalTrials.gov database, and how to search for publicly and privately registered clinical trials. We will meet online using Adobe Connect software, use this url: http://unlv.adobeconnect.com/clinical/ to attend the workshop.
Brand new, campus community (students, staff, and faculty)

Instructor:  Xan Goodman
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Managing Citations And References With Mendeley

Friday, February 3, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn how to store, organize, annotate, and cite resources using the Mendeley reference management tool. If you primarily work on a laptop, please feel free to bring it and get your Mendeley Desktop software ready to go. Brand new, campus community (students, staff, and faculty)

Instructor:  Sue Wainscott
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Identifying External Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhyolite room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.
Brand new, all students

Instructors:  Patrick Griffis and Carol Brodie
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PubMed Searching Tips for Busy Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn some practical tips for using the National Library of Medicine's premier biomedical database to support your research, including: basic search strategies; working with results in various formats; and take advantage of special features such as Related Articles, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries.  Emphasis will be on directed, hands-on practice. 
Brand new, and some experience

Instructor:  Joanne Muellenbach
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RefWorks, a New (Re)introduction

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Get (re)introduced to the New and Updated RefWorks. If you have used it in the past or are a new user, and want to see what the New RefWorks is like, join us, for this introduction on how to get started with this online bibilographic citation manager. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.
Brand new, some experience (students, staff, faculty)

Instructor:  Rachelle Weigel
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Data Across the Disciplines

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Eureka room, 1st floor, Lied Library

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.
Brand new, some experience (students, staff, faculty)

Instructor:  Patrick Griffis
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References, Citations, Paraphrasing, and Referencing Tools

Friday, February 24, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Amargosa room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn the how and why of citations, references, paraphrasing, and seeking permission to reuse copyrighted materials. This workshop will cover basics, provide an overview of reference management tools, and you will get some guided practice on how to paraphrase correctly.
New and advanced, all students

Instructors:  Sue Wainscott and Gina Sully
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Evaluating New Journals for Publication: What Authors Need to Know

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: With so many new journals being produced, and many of them sending unsolicited invitations to publish, it can be difficult for authors to identify legitimate new venues for their articles. Attendees of this workshop will gain practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar journals. Attendees will also leave the workshop with a better understanding of publishing terminology such as open access, article processing charges, and have the opportunity to discuss the concept of predatory publishers.
Brand new, all students

Instructor:  Andrea Wirth
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Finding Evidence-based Answers to Clinical Questions - Quickly & Effectively

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Find reliable and relevant health information quickly and effectively.  We will cover questions related to alternative therapies, case files, differential diagnosis, drug information, evidence-based, point-of-care, patient care, practice guidelines, and public health.  Emphasis will be on directed, hands-on practice.
Brand new, and some experience

Instructor:  Joanne Muellenbach
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Literature Searching for Engineering Literature Reviews

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn best practices for searching the Engineering literature and specialized databases, as well as tips on evaluating, organizing, and using what you find.  The IEEE Xplore, Compendex, TechStreet, and TRID databases will be explored.
Brand new, and some experience

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

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.
Brand new, all students

Instructors:  Heidi Johnson and Kate Lambaria
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Basic SPSS

Thursday, March 9, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This overview demonstrates how to input data and format SPSS software in order to perform basic statistical descriptive functions. It will also demonstrate how to output simple graphs from the data using SPSS.
Brand new and some experience

Instructor:  Michael Luesebrink
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US Census: Local Employment Dynamics: On The Map

Thursday, March 9, 2017
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This workshop is designed for students who want to research local workforce and employment trends. The LED tools will allow data users to analyze employment, hiring, job creation and destruction, earnings and more.
Brand new and some experience

Instructors:  Susie Skarl & Eric Coyle (US Census Bureau)
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Critical Reading

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Amargosa room, 1st floor, Lied Library

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. Bring an article from your discipline!
Brand new, some experience

Instructor:  Samantha Godbey
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Basic Literature Searching for Biomedical Research - Featuring Embase

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: The Embase database features in-depth coverage of the drug-related and clinical literature.  Core strengths include coverage of adverse drug reactions, evidence-based medicine indexing (including systematic reviews), and development and use of medical devices. Emphasis on directed, hands-on practice. 
Brand new, and some experience

Instructor:  Joanne Muellenbach
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Introduction to Bibliometrics and Altmetrics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This introduction to bibliometrics and altmetrics will cover a variety of measurements including journal impact factors, author level impact, and article level impact. The workshop will address specific measurements, such as the Journal Citation Report, Eigenfactor, Hirsch Index, and the SJR. There will also be a review of resources available at UNLV Libraries that provide bibliometric and altmetrics information.
Brand new, all students

Instructors:  Cory Tucker & John Novak
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RefWorks, a New (Re)introduction

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Get (re)introduced to the New and Updated RefWorks. If you have used it in the past or are a new user, and want to see what the New RefWorks is like, join us, for this introduction on how to get started with this online bibilographic citation manager. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.
Brand new, some experience (students, staff, faculty)

Instructor:  Rachelle Weigel
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Theses and Dissertations: iThenticate, Embargoes, Uploading to ProQuest, and More

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This workshop will cover the submission process for dissertations and theses, including iThenticate, embargoes, and will demonstrate the ProQuest upload process.
Brand new

Instructors:  Megan Wilson & Kelly Lutz
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US Census: Accessing Quick Data Reports and Interactive Maps

Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov, including QuickFacts, Census Explorer, American FactFinder, and more.
Brand new and some experience

Instructors:  Susie Skarl & Eric Coyle (US Census Bureau)
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Article Publishing Tips for New Academic Authors

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This workshop will cover several aspects of article publishing for new authors. An overview of the anatomy of a research article, selected tools and considerations when choosing a journal, and a look inside peer review will be discussed.
Brand new, all students

Instructor:  Andrea Wirth + TBD?
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Mendeley Advanced: Collaboration and Networking Features

Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pioche room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn about the three types of groups you can join or create in Mendeley, file sharing limits, enhancing your profile, and networking with Mendeley.
Some experience, Extensive experience, campus community (students, staff, and faculty)

Instructor:  Sue Wainscott
Register for this workshop