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PSC 401D: State Politics (Phelps): Library Guides

Resources for upcoming research-related assignment

Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, December 9, 2022

Nevada and Las Vegas Resources

Local and State Data and Statistics Starting Points


Finding Government Information Tutorial

Searching for Government & Legislative Information

Google is an easy way to find official government information (reports, statistics, factsheets, etc.). After you type in your keywords, add site:gov to the search. 

For example:
Las Vegas homeless
Nevada high school dropout rates

food stamp statistics

Then, you will limit your search to federal, state, and local .gov sites 

National Data & Statistics Starting Points

Principal U.S. Federal Statistical Agencie

UNLV Libraries Databases

Newspaper Databases

Keeping Track & Citing Your Information

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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 (using Write-n-Cite plugin)
  • Access your personal account from any computer connected to the internet

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Urban Affairs Librarian

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
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