An archive of more than 700 important scholarly journals covering business, ecology, education, ethnic studies, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and sociology with content ending 3-5 years ago
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Getting Set Up
Get a RebelCardat the student union - on the back is your library barcode that will allow you to check out books and set up an interlibrary loan account.
To access library journal and database subscriptions from off campus, you will need your ACE account. Links from the library web site to subscription-only articles, journals and databases will prompt you to log in with your ACE.
Set up an interlibrary loan (ILLiad) account so that you can receive articles not owned by the library in PDF form in 1-3 days. Do this at http://unlv.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html - you create your own username and password for this account. Remember that ILL articles only remain in your account for 30 days, so archive anything you need to keep longer on your computer.
Set up your Google Scholarpreferences to direct you to UNLV journal subscriptions so you can get full text access without paying if UNLV subscribes. Now you will see a UNLV Find Text link in your search results for citations that UNLV can provide online access to.
If you want to save your documents and citation info in one place, pick a system that works for you. UNLV Libraries pays for and supports RefWorks and Mendeley; a free, open source option, Zotero, is preferred by many historians because it can automatically format citations for a wide variety of source types and integrates well with Google Docs. Once you create a free account using any of these services, you can save citations, PDFs and links there and automatically generate bibliographies in Chicago, MLA or any style you choose.
A free citation manager that allows you to collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. Includes Zotero Standalone, a desktop application and the original Firefox (internet browser) extension.
This free citation manager tracks your resources, formats citations, and can even help you track and format your in-text citations as you draft your manuscript. Includes a social networking component and file sharing service for group projects. A premium version of Mendeley is provided to UNLV affiliates by the University Libraries.
Essays, videos, how-to guides and case studies by historians, archivists and other specialists about working with primary sources.
From guidance on where you can find historical documents to the questions you might want to pose and how best to approach analyzing the content they hold, this platform gathers together practical advice and instruction from experts working around the world.
SAGE Research Methods has tools and content to help design research projects, plan a study, learn methodological approaches, gather data, and understand findings.
A full-text collection of real social research case studies is incorporated to help understand abstract methodological concepts in practice. Datasets from both international and national sources accompanied by how-to guides covering numerous quantitative and qualitative research methods are included. SRM contains more than 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles, videos, and handbooks as well as the entire Little Green Book (quantitative) and Little Blue Book (qualitative) series. A taxonomy of over 1400 methods terms is featured along with a Methods Map which visualizes relationships among methods terms, concepts, people, and literature. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.