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Research: Research from Home

This guide is designed to help you get started using the UNLV Libraries.

Library Services for Home Research


This guide is intended for UNLV students, faculty, staff, and researchers who have been impacted by the recent changes in services due to global health concerns. Here you will find updates, information on getting your devices connected to UNLV Libraries' services, and tips and tricks for researching remotely. 

The Libraries' staff are working from home and are available to help in the following ways:

  • Answer questions related to research, technical support, your account, and other information through our Ask Us! service. Someone is monitoring live Monday-Friday 9-6 and Saturday-Sunday 1-5. If you have a question outside of these hours, you can still email us through Ask Us! and someone will answer your question promptly upon receiving it. 
  • Meet with you for a virtual research consultation.
  • Find alternative online versions of items only available in print 


Helpful Hints for Keyword Searches

  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase. Example: "gun control"
  • think of synonyms for key words. Example: If you are looking for articles about addiction in teenagers, you might also try searching for "young adults, "adolescents," or "high school students" as well as "substance abuse" or specific addictions like "alcoholism" 
  • Use AND to combine keywords. Example: china AND film AND history
  • Use truncation (an asterisk) and wildcards (usually a question mark or exclamation point). Example: child* and education brings up results with child, children, childhood and any other word with the root "child." Globali?ation brings up results with globalization or globalisation 
  • When searching for books, use broader terms than you would when searching for articles. Example: Instead of Title IX, try sex discrimination in education
  • When you find an article that is perfect for your research, be sure to look at its reference list for more articles likely to work for you.
  • When all else fails, don't forget that the librarians and staff at UNLV Libraries are here to help you!

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