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.

Scholarly Literature & Inquiry for Graduate Students

Whether you’re working on a class assignment, writing an article, preparing an experiment , looking for a thesis topic, or working on your dissertation, the UNLV University Libraries is here to support your research. We offer a variety of services to help you discover scholarly literature, data, and other sources for your research. We also consult on writing a literature review and other research activities. 

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Finding Relevant Literature

We can help you discover ...

  • The best scholarly databases for your discipline, and how to search them effectively.
  • Advanced search techniques to find books, technical literature, and articles.
  • Resources outside the UNLV collection available via interlibrary loan.
  • How to set up database alerts for specific keyword searches.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various scholarly databases and tools (including subject databases, Google Scholar, etc.)

Keeping Up With Scholarship

We can teach you how to ...

  • Track the scholarship of a specific author.
  • Perform a citation analysis to analyze the impact of an author or a specific work.
  • Use social media to stay current with scholarship in your field.
  • Set up alerts to review new articles published in specific journals.

Data and Statistics

We can help you discover ...

Crafting Literature Reviews

We can help you learn ...

  • How to synthesize and contextualize existing research.
  • About various aspects of critical thinking and inquiry:
    • how to choose topics and formulate research questions
    • how to access and collect needed information from primary and secondary sources
    • how to evaluate information
    • why and how to avoid plagiarism (and related issues of ethical uses of information)

Using Primary Sources

We can help you ...

Consult With Experts

Contact a librarian with expertise in your subject area.