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SW795-Spring 2024 Capstone Seminar (Overcamp-Martini): SW795-Spring 2024

Research tips and resources to assist you with your Capstone project

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How Can You Tell When an Article is Peer-Reviewed?

Generally, by limiting your search to Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed sources, you will be able to find what is required for your Capstone paper. However, on occasion (such as when you're searching Google Scholar), you might not be certain if the article is peer reviewed. Go to the Ulrichs database (listed below) to find out if the article is peer-reviewed.

When UNLV Libraries Doesn't Own Material That You Need

Interlibrary Loan​

The Interlibrary Loan department is here to help UNLV students, staff, and faculty access information that is not available from the UNLV Libraries. We are able to obtain most books, articles, conference papers, government publications, and dissertations through our network of lending libraries.

In order to register for and use our ILLiad Document Delivery system, you must have an active library account with no fines on it.

Log on (or create) an ILIAD account:

(If you do not have an account, click on "First Time Users Create an Account" link)

UNLV Library Databases

Locating an Article with a Citation

Let's say you discover a great article through an author's bibliography. How do you find out if UNLV has access to it? Below are the steps to locate a journal article with a citation.

Citation example: 

Title: Preventing Teen Pregnancy & Academic Failure: Experimental Evaluation of a Developmentally Based Approach

Author: Joseph P. Allen, et al

Child Development Vol. 68(4) Aug. 1997 pp. 729-42

To find out if we have access to this citation, go to the A to Z list of journal titles link, then type in the name of the journal: Child Development
You will then be directed to the databases that include access to the specific journal:


Using RefWorks

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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

APA Style Resources

Other Resources:

Evaluating Info & Scholarly vs. Popular Handout

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