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Provides tools for finding resources and services that will assist students with writing research papers within the geological sciences.

Sciences Librarian

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Rebecca Orozco
Lied Library

Find Funding Sources

Are you searching for grants, fellowships or other sources of funding for your education or research activities?  UNLV has several resources that you may find useful.

The University Libraries have a subject guide devoted to resources to help you find and apply for external funding sources. 

The Office of Sponsored Programs' webpages  ( contain many helpful tools and reminders related to seeking external (non-UNLV) funds.

If you are seeking funding from external foundation funds, please remember to coordinate in advance with the UNLV Foundation: . For more information about UNLV's policy on coordination of external funding, please see the current Policy on Solicitation-Grant Coordination on this website

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides on-campus access to the GrantSearch database (

The Libraries also provide three additional databases to seek grants and other funding opportunities

About Citing Sources

This section is dedicated to directing you towards resources which assist you in citing your references when writing research papers. In addition, it will direct you towards citation management software that will assist you in managing your citations and share these resources with your collaborators. 

Geoscience style Guide

The CSE citation style is based on the 7th edition of the Scientific style and format: CSE manual published by the Council of Science Editors in 2006. The CSE manual is generally used for academic writing in the sciences. It is recommended for the Geosciences and offers  provides basic explanations and examples for the most common types of citations used by students.

It can be found on the firsts Floor of Lied Library in reference

Call number T11 S386 2006


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