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CSIEME Program: Coursework and Comprehensive/Qualifying Exams

Library guide in support of the CSIEME Program in the College of Education

Session Outline

Find Articles Using Quick Search

This is the search box on the UNLV Libraries home page. Click the image to go there.

Find Articles by Searching Databases

A database is an organized collection of information, data, or citations stored in electronic format. Since each database includes a different set of journals, magazines, newspapers, and other resources, searching more than one database can help you to find additional information.

Related Databases

Use the following Citation Indexes to see which articles have cited one another. 

Borrowing Things from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows UNLV students, staff, and faculty to borrow from other libraries if items are not available at UNLV Libraries.  

             Log into My ILL Account         

             Create a New ILL Account (Click "First Time Users Click Here")

You can also request a scanned copy of any article or chapter we have in print through your ILLiad account. 

Managing Citations


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RefWorks offers a way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  I highly recommend that you set up an account to help with organizing sources and creating bibliographies. You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

The UNLV Libraries has an extensive library guide about RefWorks: Learn more here

Search Tips

Narrow/ Focus Your Search

Broaden/ Expand Your Search

Place quotation marks around words to search for an exact phrase, e.g., "high school" (works in many databases and Google)

And or Not connector between concepts

Or” connector between synonyms

Field Limiters, e.g., dates, type of document

Truncation or Wildcard (e.g., child* to search for all terms beginning with child, e.g. child, children, childcare)

Use the controlled vocabulary (human assigned main topics --Thesaurus)

Free-text or keyword searching (computer mediated, no human intervention)

Proximity searching, e.g.,  first year n3 retention (finds results in which first year is found within 3 words of retention)


Using Google Scholar

A note about Google Scholar . . .  Although Google Scholar contains many resources, it does not have many options to narrow down your results. Also, never purchase articles via Google Scholar. Many are available for free through the UNLV Libraries or via Interlibrary Loan.

For help connecting to UNLV Libraries' resources through Google Scholar see the following.

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