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Find an academic encyclopedia article on the topic of UAP or UFO
Specialized encyclopedias are great sources of background knowledge on new topics. They can also provide leads on other sources to consult.
Use the library's CREDO database to find specialized encyclopedias on this topic. Make sure your article:
Is at least 1000 words long.
Was published after 2010 (publication info is usually at the bottom of CREDO articles).
Find a recent news article on UAP/UFOs
The library offers several databases for news sources. US Newsstream and Access World News are two of the best. US Newsstream is a little easier to work with, but Access World News has more content, especially for Nevada issues. Both feature filters on the left that let you narrow results by date, region, or news source.
Find a news article on UAP/UFOs. Be sure that your article is:
Substantial -- more than a blurb or an announcement.
From a newspaper or magazine you have heard of before.
Searchable current and recent articles from newspapers, including Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Full text of articles from major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today. Also included are the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Find a chart or graph related to UAP/UFOs
The Statista database features charts and graphs on a range of topics. Using the Infographics filter will take you directly to charts and graphs composed by Statista's data journalists, but it's worth exploring other results as well. Topics pages in particular feature several charts and graphs.
Statista provides statistical data from thousands of institutions and sources. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government agencies.
Statista includes data on more than 85,000 topics from 18,000 sources. About 20 percent of the total data in Statista comes from sources available free online, such as the World Bank and the U.S. Census, but the data also includes numerous exclusive sources which include industry, marketing, and trade groups. Much of the data is related to marketing, demographic, government and industry information, and is international in scope. Data can be downloaded in JPG, PowerPoint and Excel.
Find scholarly journal articles related to UAP/UFOs
The QuickSearch database on the library home page works great for this. Just make sure to use the filter on the right for Peer-Reviewed Journals.
Use the QuickSearch database to find a scholarly journal article on ufology or ufologists. Make sure your article:
Was published after 2010.
Was written by authors with expertise that relates to this area of research.
Where do all of these databases come from?
QuickSearch is the search box centrally featured on the Libraries home page. The other databases can be found under Databases A to Z -- the link is just below the QuickSearch search box.