Subject encyclopedias allow you to explore a topic and identify the key events, people, and organizations involved.
All of the encyclopedias listed below, with the exception of the Online Nevada Encyclopedia, limit off-campus access to current UNLV students and faculty.
Research Topics @ UNLV Libraries
Select a topic supported by primary source material!
The history of southern Nevada and Las Vegas are particular strengths of the primary source materials in the UNLV Library. Topics of local or national history explored through their impact in Nevada, or Nevada’s impact on the larger world, will be most successful.
Hoover Dam, Nevada Test Site, Water & Land Use, Gaming, Entertainment, Architectural Design, Mining, Railroads, Howard Hughes
Materials to support topics of U.S. History or the history of other world regions are available but will be less plentiful and primarily in these formats: