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PUA 701: Governance and the Urban Community (Fenley): Library Guides

Resource guide for upcoming research assignments.

PUA 701 PowerPoint--Searching and Finding Resources

UNLV Libraries Video Tutorials

Finding Peer Reviewed Articles on Your Topic

Using Google Scholar

Finding Government Information

One of the easiest ways to find government information is via Google: After you type in your keywords, then type: site:.gov

This will narrow your search to only federal, state, and local government resources.

For example, you could try the following keyword searches:

  • "crime statistics" site:.gov
  • homeless veterans site:.gov

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress. They produce analytical, non-partisan reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. In 2018 they stood up a public website for dissemination of their more recent reports, and there are a number of free and subscription sites where you can find current and older CRS reports. You can also request copies from your Congressional Representative.

Finding White Papers

Finding White Papers & Policy Briefs: Below are some resources to find a variety of white papers & policy briefs:

Literature Review Resources--Resource Guide Link and Video Tutorial

APA Style Resources

Other Resources:

RefWorks & Mendeley

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Create a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, including APA, MLA and Chicago
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Include citations while you write your paper

"New" RefWorks Instructions

Urban Affairs Librarian

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
Contact:
UNLV Libraries
Lied Library
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 457014
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7014
susie.skarl@unlv.edu
702-895-2141
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