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

Critical Reading

Friday, September 9, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am
​Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Participants will discuss and practice strategies for critically approaching a scholarly text, annotating texts, and how to utilize those notes in academic writing. This workshop will assist students with annotated bibliographies, as well as conducting and writing effective literature reviews. Bring an article from your discipline!

Instructor:  Samantha Godbey
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Manage Your Life!: An introduction to personal information management and productivity tools

Monday, September 12, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
​Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: In this hands-on workshop students will learn about tools and strategies for being organized and staying productive. Students will have the chance to share and discuss strategies for Personal Information Management, or "the art of getting things done in our lives through information." A number of productivity tools will be introduced, and students will be encouraged to explore and select tools that work well for them individually.

Instructor:  Heidi Johnson, Kate Lambaria
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RefWorks

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2:30pm - 3:30pm
​Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: RefWorks for Graduate Students: Learn how to create citations and lists of works cited in various citation styles. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.

Instructor:  Rachelle Weigel
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Overview of National Library of Medicine Resources

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:30am - 11:15am
Online

Description: This workshop will focus on resources offered by the National Library of Medicine to assist students with research.

Instructor:  Xan Goodman
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Tools for Literature Review

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am
Online

Description: 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 Health Sciences and Life Sciences but is open to graduate students in all disciplines.

Instructor:  Xan Goodman
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Introduction to Bibliometrics

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: 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.

Instructor:  Cory Tucker and John Novak
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Identifying External Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Rhyoline Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.

Instructor:  Patrick Griffis and Carol Brodie
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Techniques for Effective Research with IEEE Xplore

Thursday, October 6, 2016
9:00am - 10:00am
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Search like a professional with this overview of best practices for maximizing features of IEEE Xplore, covering advanced search techniques, setting up alerts, donwloading equations, finding patent citations, and much more.

Host: Sue Wainscott
Speaker: George Plosker, IEEE
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How to Write a Quality Technical Paper and Where to Publish within IEEE

Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SEB 1243

Description: 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: 1) Tips on how to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference, organize your manuscript, and work through peer review; 2) Learn how successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted; 3) Understand how to avoid common mistakes and ethical lapses that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted; and 4) 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

Speakers:  George Plosker, IEEE, and Julie Longo, College of Engineering
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Tools for Literature Review

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Online

Description: 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 Health Sciences and Life Sciences but is open to graduate students in all disciplines.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Critical Reading

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
​Amargosa Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Participants will discuss and practice strategies for critically approaching a scholarly text, annotating texts, and how to utilize those notes in academic writing. This workshop will assist students with annotated bibliographies, as well as conducting and writing effective literature reviews. Bring an article from your discipline!

Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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Introduction to PubMed

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:30am - 11:15am
Online

Description: PubMed is global biomedical literature database that contains more than 26 million article citations. Learn basic searching including how to construct queries in the simple search box.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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RefWorks

Monday, October 24, 2016
11:30am - 12:30am
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: RefWorks for Graduate Students: Learn how to create citations and lists of works cited in various citation styles. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Rachelle Weigel
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Evaluating new journals for publication: what authors need to know

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: With so many new journals being produced, and many of them sending unsolicited invitations to publish, it can be difficult for authors to identify legitimate new venues for their articles. Attendees of this workshop will gain practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar journals. Attendees will also leave the workshop with a better understanding of publishing terminology such as "open access," "article processing charges," and have the opportunity to discuss the concept of "predatory publishers." Offered in conjunction with International Open Access Week

Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Advanced PubMed

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Online

Description: Learn more about PubMed searching including using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and other PubMed tools: Single Citation Matcher, Journals Finder, and Topic Specific Queries.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Introduction to American Factfinder

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description:  Learn how to use the American FactFinder to access the most current and relevant demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics about your community.

Instructor: Susie Skarl
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Starting and Publishing an Open Access Journal


Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Goldfield Room (LLB, 3rd floor) (cap. 80)

Description: This workshop is for faculty and graduate students interested in starting and running an open access journal in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, our institutional repository.  The panel consists of UNLV faculty and librarians describing their experiences establishing a journal. For a list of open access journals in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, visit this site: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/peer_review_list.html

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Introduction to Systematic Review Research Methodology

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
10:30am - 11:15am
Online

Description:  An introduction to systematic review researching, including PRISMA flow diagram, and constructing your search protocol.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Advanced American Fact-Finder

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn to capture the key demographic, social, economic and housing indicators that define communities and neighborhoods.

Instructor: Susie Skarl
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Data Across the Disciplines

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eureka Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: A workshop showcasing the data and statistical sources at UNLV Libraries with an overview of data & statistical sources in business, social sciences, education, health sciences and STEM.

Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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Strategies for Research in Archives and Special Collections

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
UNLV Special Collections, Inner Reading Room (LLB, 3rd floor)

Description: Participants will explore research scenarios that take them into university special collections and archives to learn some of the most efficient approaches to discover unique historical materials for their topics. These can include documents, photographs, maps, images, oral histories, and film or video.

Instructor: Su Kim Chung, Priscilla Finley
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Introduction to Clinical Trials.gov

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Online

Description: Introduction to searching ClinicalTrials.gov useful to search for publicly and privately registered clinical trials.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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RefWorks

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: RefWorks for Graduate Students: Learn how to create citations and lists of works cited in various citation styles. Prior experience and knowledge of library databases required. Space limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Rachelle Weigel
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Managing Citations and References with Mendeley

Friday, November 18, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pioche Room (LLB, 1st floor)

Description: Learn how to store, organize, annotate, and cite resources using the Mendeley reference management tool.

Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Introduction to LiverTox

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
10:30am - 11:00am
Online

Description: LiverTox is a database in the ToxNet suite of free resources focused on liver injury information.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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Benefits of Mendeley & RefWorks

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
11:00am - 11:45am
Online

Description: This workshop will answer student questions about the benefits of using Mendeley or RefWorks to manage biblographic citations.

Instructor: Xan Goodman
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