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It’s in the Box! Quick Search at the UNLV Libraries

By BTL on November 26, 2012 5:00 AM | Permalink

In the Fall of 2011 the University Libraries introduced a new research tool called Quick Search, which greatly improves discovery of the Libraries’ many resources.  

Quick Search is an innovative Google-like research discovery engine that provides instant search access to a high proportion of the University Libraries’ resources, including journal and newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, electronic books, the locations of relevant print books, and much more. Users type keywords into a single search box to begin finding resources. Quick Search results can be filtered on the fly so researchers can zero in on the precise type of source, date range or subject they need.

Other Quick Search features include:

  • saving references in a folder and outputting them into APA, MLA or Chicago citation styles;
  • exporting citations from a folder to RefWorks; and
  • the ability to use Quick Search on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet

Quick Search has been a hit with University Libraries’ users. UNLV student comments include:

“I like the over-arching method of pulling resources. I can get enough information in a short amount of time and create my work earlier. I think as a graduate student, finding resources should not be as cumbersome as it used to be. It is also great to have a single access point to all local resources.”

“I am immediately able to get a good idea if the materials I need are available through the UNLV library.”

To start using Quick Search go to the University Libraries website at www.library.unlv.edu and type in your keywords. If you need assistance using Quick Search, contact Ask a Librarian (library.unlv.edu/ask/) or call the Libraries’ Research and Information desk at 895-2100.


For more information:

Quick Search FAQs

http://www.library.unlv.edu/summon/summon_about.html