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.

For a printable workshop schedule, please download from here: https://www.library.unlv.edu/sites/default/files/documents/pages/fall_2017_grad_workshops.pdf

Teaching at UNLV for the first time? The Libraries are here to help!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Eureka Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This workshop is for new instructors, graduate assistants, and others who are responsible for helping students develop research skills. Enjoy a guided tour of the technology, collections, services and support the Libraries offer to enhance your students' learning.
Brand new (to teaching or to UNLV)

Instructor:  Melissa Bowles-Terry
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Crafting Your Poster Presentation (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
Amargosa Room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Experts from the Writing Center and UNLV Libraries share document design and technical tips for crafting and presenting academic and professional posters. Registration required (limited to 20 participants).
Brand new, some experience

Instructor:  Mark Lenker, Gina Sully
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Beginning SPSS

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Rhyolite Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Basic procedures for formatting and running the SPSS program to compute descriptive statistics. Includes: 1. How to create and format a data file for processing your variables. 2. How to input the data into the data file, and 3. How to make SPSS compute descriptive statistics from the data you input into the file.
Brand new

Instructor:  Heidi Johnson and Michael Luesebrink
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RefWorks

Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:30 pm -3:45 pm
Pioche Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: If you have used Refworks in the past, or if you are a new user and want to see what RefWorks is like, join us for this introduction to this online bibilographic citation manager. Prior experience with library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.
Some experience

Instructors:  Rachelle Weigel
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Beginning SciFinder

Friday, September 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Rhyolite Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Introduces SciFinder Scholar, the Chemical Abstracts online database. Includes strategies for topic-based searching, searching for patents, and searching for substances by drawing the chemical structure. Related event: On October 11th at 10 am, the Libraries will host a SciFinder Scholar representative who will lead an intermediate to advanced workshop as part of our Research Week Workshop Series.
Brand new

Instructor:  Michael Luesebrink
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Strategies for Research in Archives and Special Collections

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd floor, Lied Library

Description: This workshop is for anyone planning to use unique materials in library special collections and archives either at UNLV or at another library, archive or museum. Participants will learn to locate where collections are held, use collection descriptions and finding aids to discover relevant material, and share tips on collecting and organizing the historical gems they uncover.
Anyone planning archival research

Instructor:  Su Kim Chung, Priscilla Finley
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Evaluating New Journals for Publication: What Authors Need to Know

Monday, October 9, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pioche Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: This workshop will provide practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar and new journals. Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of publishing terminology such as "open access" and "article processing charges." Includes the concept of "predatory publishers." (Also being given in conjunction with Research Week)
Brand new, all students

Instructor:  Andrea Wirth
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Crafting Your Poster Presentation (Part 2)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:00 am -11:30 am
Amargosa Room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Practice presenting your poster in a low-stakes environment. We will present on the Amargosa classroom's large-screen monitors, so you can get feedback on your poster before you pay to print your final version. Registration required (limited to 20 participants).
Brand new, some experience

Instructors:  Mark Lenker, Gina Sully
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Effective Survey Design from Planning to Implementation

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Amargosa Room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Provides guidance on designing the appropriate survey for your project. Hands-on session includes tips for developing an instrument, constructing effective questions, administering surveys, and basic survey analysis.
Brand new, some experience

Instructor:  Starr Hoffman and Bridget Kelly
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Identifying External Funding

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Rhyolite Classroom, 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

Instructor:  Patrick Griffis and Carol Brodie
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US Census Workshop: Data on a Deadline

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pioche Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of your community.
Brand new, and some experience

Instructor:  Susie Skarl & Eric Coyle (US Census Bureau)
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Locating Standards Documents / TechStreet

Friday, November 3, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pioche Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn about engineering and architecture standards documents, what UNLV libraries provide, and how to search for them and request them using TechStreet and other databases.
Brand new

Instructors:  Sue Wainscott
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RefWorks

Monday, November 6, 2017
10:00 am -11:15 am
Pioche Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: If you have used Refworks in the past, or if you are a new user and want to see what RefWorks is like, join us for this introduction to this online bibilographic citation manager. Prior experience with library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.
Some experience

Instructor:  Rachelle Weigel
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US Census Workshop: Your Business by the Numbers: Introduction to Economic Programs

Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pioche Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Covers basic navigation of the Census website, including an introduction to American FactFinder, a portal to Census data, and an overview of data available from the Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, the Census Business Builder, and other business tools pertinent to marketing, managing and growing your business.
Brand new and some experience

Instructors:  Susie Skarl & Eric Coyle (US Census Bureau)
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Data Across the Disciplines

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
Eureka Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Showcases interdisciplinary data and statistical sources at UNLV Libraries, including Data-Planet, Roper Center-iPOLL Databank, and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Please contact Patrick Griffis (patrick.griffis@unlv.edu) or Heidi Johnson (heidi.johnson@unlv.edu) by November 10 to learn how to create accounts for these resources in advance of the workshop.

Instructor:  Patrick Griffis and Heidi Johnson
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Scholarly Identity: Who are you? What are you doing here? Using ORCID and other tools to promote and keep track of your scholarly identity

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eureka Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Learn how (and why) to keep track of your publications, which social networking sites for academics are worth your time, and how to assert your identity as an emerging scholar/professional. This workshop will introduce students to researcher identifiers such as ORCID iDs, persistent identifiers and how to get them, and ways to measure impact (such as altmetrics).

Instructor:  A. L. Carson & Matthew Murray
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Data Across the Disciplines

Friday, November 17, 2017
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Eureka Classroom, 1st floor, Lied Library

Description: Showcases interdisciplinary data and statistical sources at UNLV Libraries, including Data-Planet, Roper Center-iPOLL Databank, and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Please contact Patrick Griffis (patrick.griffis@unlv.edu) or Heidi Johnson (heidi.johnson@unlv.edu) by November 10 to learn how to create accounts for these resources in advance of the workshop.

Instructors:  Patrick Griffis and Heidi Johnson
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