Patrick Ragains
Business and Government Information Librarian
Mail Stop 322
University of Nevada, Reno 89557

ph: (775) 682-5593; fax: (775) 784-4398


Click here for information about my book, Information Literacy Instruction that Works: A Guide to Teaching By Discipline and Student Population. Chicago: ALA-Neal-Schuman, 2013. Here is my interview with Angela Bakker about the book.


Online tutorials:

Creating Community Tags in the Library Catalog (Encore).

Finding different types of writing in the Library Catalog (Encore).
Finding Web-based Nevada and local publications in the CLAN library catalog.
Government Information: What it is and how to use it. For Honors 235.
Primary and secondary sources: Their role in your research.
Retrieving Congressional Bills using GPO's Federal Digital System: FDsys.
Searching the Nevada Revised Statutes via the online Nevada Law Library and Lexis-Nexis
Searching case law in Lexis-Nexis
Searching Mergent Online
Searching Mintel Reports
Searching RIA Checkpoint
Searching Topics and Case Law in Campus Research (Westlaw)
Searching the OECD iLibrary

Using the Find it link resolver to retrieve articles
Using the Find it link resolver to locate books

The Writing process: Style manuals, documenting sources & avoiding plagiarism

Current World Wide Web pages:

Selected Publications:


Contact me at

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Updated November 22, 2011

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