Subject Specific Research

Vote! Topic Ideas & Resources

By Susan Gregg
Published on 9 October, 2020

Are you exercising your right to vote this fall? Why not choose this topic for one of your assignments? This topic would work for an informative essay or speech and also a persuasive or argumentative essay or speech. You can easily narrow this broad topic to a more manageable and specific area.For informative assignments:What primary sources document your right to vote?Ways you can vote in Nevada / Who can voteWhat is the Electoral College?What is

How to Find Biographies & Autobiographies

By Susan Gregg
Published on 28 March, 2019

What is a biography?A biography or autobiography is an account of the special and important events in a person's life along with the basic facts such as date of birth, date of death, nationality, profession, or reason for celebrity. An autobiography is written by the individual themself and a biography is written by an author interested in the individual.A biography may be a short entry in an encyclopedia or a full length, very detailed account

Need Local News Sources?

By Christine Shore
Published on 30 October, 2018

Does your research assignment focus on a topic related to Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas or any other location within Nevada? If so, our Las Vegas/Nevada News (Newsbank) database can help. It contains articles and transcripts from over 50 news outlets within Nevada.Currently you'll find same-day articles from our local major newspapers the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Sun, as well as articles going back to 1996 from these two publications.

It\u2019s All About Las Vegas, Baby! Research Tips for Local History Topics

By Clarissa Erwin
Published on 4 April, 2018

In his introduction to Nevada Yesterdays: Short Looks at Las Vegas History, Las Vegas journalist John L. Smith says: “Las Vegas history, the real Las Vegas history, makes fops and fools of even the most sincere explorers. The City’s story is riddled with blind alleys, dead ends, crazy twists, and outright fabrication.” Fortunately, dedicated local Nevada historians and archivists have continued to re-examine and sustain the fascinating record of our desert hometown. They knew how

Psychology Assignments 101

By Clarissa Erwin
Published on 12 February, 2018

PrepareResearch assignments for CSN psychology classes can be among the most varied and challenging you will encounter. For certain class assignments your instructor will ask you to locate empirical research to help you examine a specific assigned topic. You may have to examine peer-reviewed journals. Occasionally, you are asked to select your own topic based on something you care about. You may have to prepare an oral presentation in addition to the paper. You may

Let's Get Down to Business (Databases)!

By Becky Blunk
Published on 1 February, 2018

You don’t have to be a business major to understand the importance of finding sources that are accurate, current, and reliable- so whether you’re putting together a business plan or looking for information about different companies and industries for an essay, CSN Libraries can help!With unlimited access to some of the most sought-after databases and collections for students studying a wide range of business topics, our resources will take your work to the next level

Culinary Resources: Recipe for Success

By Susan Gregg
Published on 13 December, 2017

Assemble ingredients: Assignments, students, faculty, librarian, and culinary resources. Blend faculty and assignments, spread evenly to students, add a librarian and generous culinary resources. Mix well and add a little more librarian if necessary for a rich, culinary related assignment ready for presentation or submission!Have fun exploring the comprehensive collection of the culinary arts at the North Las Vegas campus library. If you have a personal interest in cooking and baking or you plan to

Writing and Researching Your ENG Literature Paper - Some Quick Tips

By Clarissa Erwin
Published on 16 November, 2017

If you have not yet had the opportunity to write literature papers for English classes, and you now have that assignment coming due in a few weeks, you do not have to panic. While there are some unique aspects to writing and researching about literature, as opposed to other subject areas, your best advice is to begin by keeping to the same basic strategies that you would use for any research paper.Start by reading the

View the Past With History Resources

By Becky Blunk
Published on 19 October, 2017

Churchill once said, “The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward.” As we reflect this October on a number of national and cultural celebrations – from LGBT and Filipino American history month, to Hispanic and Polish Heritage, as well as our very own Nevada Day observances, it’s important to consider how accessing the past can help unlock our understanding and experiences in the world today.At CSN Libraries, our variety of databases