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Research Week@ UNLV: University Libraries’ Events and Workshops

By Michael Yunkin on September 19, 2016 9:57 AM | Permalink

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University Libraries is participating in Research Week with the series of events and workshops listed in the schedule below. Please review the schedule for more information on registration.

About Research Week: The second annual Research Week@UNLV event will take place from October 3rd - October 7th 2016. Research Week celebrates the research, scholarly, and creative activities of UNLV faculty and students through events that educate, engage, and inspire attendees. For more information on all Research Week events please visit:

Research Week Events

Research Week@UNLV Kickoff Event
Monday, October 3rd, 11.30AM - 1.30PM
Lied Library, Goldfield Room (3rd floor)

Join the Division of Research and Economic Development to kickoff a week's worth of events dedicated to celebrating UNLV's research, scholarly, and creative activities with presentations on research around campus.

To attend, please RSVP by Fri., Sept. 30

Tools for Literature Review
Tuesday, October 4th, 10:30AM-11:30AM

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 the Division of Health Sciences but is open to graduate students in all disciplines.
Presenter: Xan Goodman
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Introduction to Bibliometrics
​Wednesday, October 5th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lied Library, Eureka Room (1st floor)

This introduction to bibliometrics 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 information.
Presenters: Cory Tucker and John Novak
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Identifying External Funding Opportunities
​Wednesday, October 5th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
​Lied Library, Rhyolite Room (1st floor)

Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.
Presenters: Carol Brodie and Patrick Griffis
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Techniques for Effective Research with IEEE Xplore
Thursday, October 6th, 9:00am - 10:00am
​Lied Library, Pioche Room (1st floor)

Search like a professional with this overview of best practices for maximizing features of IEEE Xplore, covering advanced search techniques, setting up alerts, downloading equations, finding patent citations, and much more.
Presenters: George Plosker (IEEE) and Sue Wainscott
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How to Write a Quality Technical Paper and Where to Publish within IEEE
Thursday, October 6th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
​Science & Engineering Building (SEB), room 1243

Learn more about how to publish papers in IEEE periodicals and conferences, as well as timesaving search techniques for finding technology content. This overview of how to become an IEEE author and best practices for searching IEEE Xplore, will cover:

  • Tips on how to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference, organize your manuscript, and work through peer review
  • Learn how successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
  • Understand how to avoid common mistakes and ethical lapses that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted
  • Tips on how the IEEE Xplore Digital Library can help when writing technical papers, including how to stay up-to-date on the latest research using saved search alerts

Presenters: Julie Longo and George Plosker
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