The first place to look for journal articles is Academic Search Premier. ASP is the largest database and contains both scholarly and popular material from many disciplines.
Research Tips - you can search ASP with other Ebsco databases at the same time.
Quick Search will look for books, journal and magazine and newspaper articles and even materials from Special Collections. Searches will return many hits, sometimes too many.
A few tips for using Quick Search
Search the UNLV Library Catalog
Locate books, videos and other materials owned by the University Libraries. The Library Catalog will tell you the location of the book in the Libraries and the call number.
Need a book not available at UNLV?
Interested in finding out what books other libraries have about your topic?
Search the Link+ library network.
Find and borrow over 8 million books and documents from over 40 libraries throughout California and Nevada. Items usually arrive in 2-4 days.
If the item you need is not available at the University Libraries and is not available via Link+, you can place a request via Document Delivery. Items that can be obtained usually arrive in 1-4 weeks.
Professors often ask students to use scholarly sources, but what exactly does that mean? This handout lists criteria to help you decide if a source is popular or scholarly
Special Collections has many interesting, rare and specialized documents pertaining to Las Vegas history, gaming and UNLV.