Once you’ve selected a topic, read the existing research, gathered your evidence, and dug deeper into sources, you’re ready to create your project! Whether you’re writing a paper or creating a multimedia presentation, you can find help at the UNLV Libraries.
Writing: Citing Other People’s Ideas
- This video explains how to use other people’s ideas and avoid plagiarism. (text transcript)
- Need some tips for avoiding plagiarism?
- This library guide about citations has examples of common style formats (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Learn how to automatically generate citations from the library website in this video. (text transcript)
- Learn what an annotated bibliography (PDF) is and how to create one.
- Use Refworks or Mendeley to organize your sources and create a bibliography.
- There are lots of online tools to help you create APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
The Writing Process
- You can get a consultation at UNLV’s Writing Center.
- The Writing Center also offers workshops on specific topics.
Presentations or Posters
- We sometimes offer poster design workshops: check our workshop schedule.
- Learn where and how to print a research poster. (more info on printing)
- The Media Lab in Lied Library offers software for creating presentations and posters.
- We offer a variety of “tech” equipment that you can borrow, from cables to digital cameras to laptops. (Borrowing rules vary by item, but you can see an overview here.)
Getting Help... from a Librarian
- Use our website to schedule an in-person appointment with a librarian.
- Contact us by text, IM, email, or phone.
- Feel free to drop by a library research desk (Lied’s is on the first floor) for in-person assistance!