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.

Entering the Research Conversation

One of the early stages in the research process is when you investigate the existing research on your topic, which may include articles and books, magazines and newspapers, data, or other historical primary sources. Investigating that existing research is like listening to a conversation that’s already been going on--asking your own questions and producing a response is adding to that conversation. Learn more about “Research as a Conversation” in this short video (or read the text transcript).

UNLV Librarians can help you find existing research to prepare you to join the research conversation!

Types of Sources

  • Looking for background information on a topic? CQ Researcher has great overviews of many topics of current social and political importance.
  • Need to use sources in a particular format (book, article, government document, map, etc)? You can search for sources by format.
  • Learn what a scholarly article is, and how it’s different from a popular article. 
  • Different types of sources (a tweet, a news story, a book) can be used for different purposes. The “information lifecycle” explains these differences. (text transcript)

Finding Sources

Getting Help... from a Librarian

General Resources for Research Projects