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1.3: Resources to Use

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    Using Face-to-Face Resources

    CSN Libraries

    CSN Libraries provides support for students completing assignments that require research and the use of information. Librarians are available to students for one-on-one assistance locating and citing quality information either online at the library’s “Ask Us” page or at one of our campus libraries. Find more information on our website:

    The library is probably the most important and useful resource you have on campus.

    Charleston Campus Library

    The Charleston Campus Library is located in building I, first floor.

    Campus Map | Google Map

    Circulation Desk: 702-651-5723
    Reference Desk: 702-651-5729
    Interlibrary Loan: 702-651-5007
    Library Administration: 702-651-5716

    CSN Libraries
    6375 West Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89146-1124

    Interlibrary Loan Fax: 702-651-5725

    Library Staff Directory

    North Las Vegas Campus Library

    The North Las Vegas Campus Library is located in the Main Building, Room E201 (2nd Floor, East Wing).

    Campus Map | Google Map

    Circulation Desk: 702-651-4014
    Reference Desk: 702-651-4419
    Fax: 702-651-4812

    CSN Libraries
    3200 East Cheyenne Ave.
    North Las Vegas, NV 89030

    Library Staff Directory

    Henderson Campus Library

    The Henderson Campus Library is located on the ground floor of the H building. Entrance on the southeast side.

    Campus Map | Google Map

    Circulation Desk: 702-651-3066
    Reference Desk: 702-651-3039
    Fax: 702-651-3513

    CSN Libraries
    700 College Drive
    Henderson, NV 89002

    Library Staff Directory

    The Writing Center

    Writing Center/Brainfuse: All students are strongly encouraged to use the free services provided by the Writing Centers, also called the “Centers for Academic Success,” located on all three campuses. The services are on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. Trained tutors are available to help students discover topics, complete helpful prewriting tasks, learn to work with campus resources for conducting research, organize papers, develop ideas, draft papers, and revise for readability. Help is available for both MLA and APA format and documentation style. For optimal assistance, students are encouraged to bring a copy of their writing project at any stage, including free writes, notes, research, an outline, a partial or complete draft, and a printed copy of the assignment guidelines.

    Henderson Campus: Building C, Room 114 (702-651- 3187)
    Charleston Campus: Building C, Room 112 (702-651- 7402)
    Cheyenne Campus: Building Q (Telecomm.), Room 1708 (702-651- 4101)

    Hours for all Writing Centers:

    Monday – Thursday 8:00AM – 6:00PM
    Friday – Saturday 9:00AM – 3:00PM
    Writing Center Web site:

    Brainfuse provides students with an online Writing Lab. Students can access this free service via their Canvas account.

    Computer Labs At CSN

    West Charleston Campus

    C Building/Room WCC176
    Phone: 702-651-5931
    Lab Hours:

    Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Nursing Lab: K Building/WCK322
    Phone: 702-651-7590
    Lab Hours:

    Mon – Fri: Closed
    Sat – Sun: Closed

    North Las Vegas Campus

    C Building/Room CYC2652
    Phone: 702-651-4592
    Lab Hours:

    Mon – Wed: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed

    Network/CISCO Lab: A Building/Room 2726
    Lab Hours:

    Mon – Thurs: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed

    Henderson Campus

    C Building/Room HNC115
    Phone: 702-651-3002
    Lab Hours:

    Monday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Sat – Sun: Closed

    In order to provide opportunities for in-class drafting and research sessions, many writing instructors will reserve a computer lab. Below are the locations of the most commonly used computer labs:

    Using Digital Resources and Tools


    CANVAS is the student learning management service used for instruction in online and in-person courses. Students can access a user guide to CANVAS here.

    Information Services and Technology – OTS Help Desk

    Contact us for any assistance needed with CSN owned technology such as your assigned computer, software, or connecting to college resources. You can reach us one of several ways.

    Log in on the right of this page to create your own ticket. (24×7)

    Click the chat button (7am – 9pm PT)

    Call us at 702-651-4357 (HELP) (24×7)

    Email us at (24×7)

    College Resources

    CSN Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement and current Disability Resource Center (DRC) Contact Information

    The College of Southern Nevada is committed to making physical facilities and instructional programs accessible to students with disabilities. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) so that such accommodations can be considered. All discussions will remain confidential. The DRC has offices on all three campuses. These serve as the focal point for coordination of services for students with disabilities. If you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability that “substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working),” and will require accommodation in this class, please contact the DRC

    at West Charleston 702–651–5644, or email at

    at North Las Vegas 702–651–4045, or email at or

    at Henderson 702–651–3795 , or email at

    For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services contact the DRC using 702–651–4448, or email at Any student who receives an accommodation letters from the DRC, please meet with me to discuss the provisions of those accommodations as soon as possible.

    When you choose to become a student at CSN, you accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in CSN’s academic and social community. You can find policies covering students such as the Student Conduct, Students’ Right to Know, Students’ Academic Integrity, and Disruptive and Abusive Student in the following locations:

    Catalog and Student Handbook: in the Policies and Procedures section and the CSN Website: under the heading “Student Policies.”


    Counseling & Psychological Services

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 students experience a mental health condition in college and half of college students reported their mental health as below average or poor. Common mental health stressors for college students include anxiety over grades and finances and burnout.

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at CSN exists to offer free and confidential psychological services to help students manage their emotional, relational and behavioral growth. Any CSN Student currently enrolled is eligible for CAPS Services and CAPS strives to help students pursue their academic, personal and career goals.

    Our Vision is to promote the personal and emotional growth, coping ability, problem-solving ability, and self-management of CSN student services. We believe that academic and career success can be facilitated by developing students’ appreciation of the integration of behaviors, belief systems, emotions, interpersonal interactions and even their own health issues. Counseling and Psychological Services strives to help students to pursue their academic, personal and career goals. Any CSN Student currently enrolled is eligible for CAPS Services.


    Need to schedule an appointment? Contact us for the appropriate campus below:

    West Charleston Campus

    Building D, Room 104
    Phone: 702-651-5518

    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

    Henderson Campus

    Building B, Room 136
    Phone: 702-651-3099

    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

    North Las Vegas Campus

    Main Building, Room 120E
    Phone: 702-651-4099

    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

    Services and Resources

    Services for Students in Crisis
    If a student is an immediate danger to self and/or others, contact CSN Campus Police (702-651-7911) or local emergency services (9-911) immediately. If a student has expressed an intention of harming self or others (but is not an immediate danger to self or others) or is otherwise experiencing a crisis, she/he should contact CAPS, either in-person or by telephone. A detailed description of the situation will help CAPS staff to most appropriately meet the needs of the student and the situation.

    National Suicide Prevention : 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish

    (from CSN website)

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