October 2009

New International and Domestic Industry Reports in ABI/INFORM

The ABI/INFORM (ProQuest) has been enhanced recently with several hundred new international and domestic (U.S.) industry and market reports from Business Monitor International and First Research. Business Monitor International reports cover more than 30 industries, with separate reports for dozens of countries, such as 104 page document called, "China Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report - Q3 2009." First Research reports cover about 140 domestic industries such as bars, theatres & cinemas, and pharmaceuticals. These Industry and Market Research Reports can be viewed by clicking the Browse tab after logging on to ABI/INFORM Complete. They also can be accessed by doing a Basic or Advanced search for an industry such as movie theaters, and then clicking the Reference/Report tab on the results screen. ABI/INFORM Complete can be accessed from the Rod Library Business Portal and the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z.


Access to Biological Abstracts

The Library's subscription to the Biological Abstracts database on the Ovid/SilverPlatter platform expires on Saturday, October 31st.  Access via a different vendor is being investigated at this time. 


Industry Snapshots from U.S. Census Bureau

Industry Snapshots contain 2007 Economic Census data for numerous industries as released by the Census Bureau during 2009. Also includes 2002 Economic Census data for comparison. Includes data such as dollar value of shipments and payroll.


Panther Prowler scheduled maintenance - 6 am Friday, October 30th

Panther Prowler will be down for a short period of time on Friday morning, October 30th between 6 am and 7 am in order to perform upgrades.  Databases can still be searched directly by starting at the Databases A-Z list and clicking on the name of the database during this time.


Lexis Nexis scheduled maintenance for October 31-November 1, 2009

LexisNexis online products will be unavailable to users from October 31, 8:00 p.m. through November 01, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Central Time.  Products affected include LexisNexis Academic, Congressional, and Statistical.


UNI Research Consultation

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Individual students and faculty can request extensive assistance with a research project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian.  A research consultation normally lasts about an hour.  The librarian and researcher will discuss resources and strategies oriented toward a specific topic.


ScienceDirect down for scheduled maintenance

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours from 8:00PM CDT Saturday, October 31 to 4:00AM CST Sunday 1, November).


"When Cedar Falls was Young" added to Digital Collections

This 1928 pamphlet about Cedar Falls describes how the town looked in its early days.    See the book at: http://cdm.lib.uni.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/wcfwy


Winner of the Family Weekend Drawing

Amjad Albu

Amjad Albu- UNI senior in Management Information Systems was the winner of the T-shirt prize from the Rod Library Favorite Student Giveaway drawing during Family Weekend.  Congratulations Amjad and good luck with your academic career!


Public Fax Service

There is a new public Fax service for sending US and International Fax  located at the end of the Interlibrary Loan counter.  Patrons can send a US fax for $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.  International fax can be sent for $4.95 for 1st page and $3.45 for each additional page. A credit or debit card is required for use.  Instructions for use are located on the Fax machine, however, if you have any additional questions contact the Access Services Staff.

Fax Service


Advertising and Consumer Culture

The Duke University Libraries have created several Digital Collections of interest those studying advertising and many other subjects. One of the links on this page is for Advertising and Consumer Culture. It contains several collections of advertisements in various formats, some dating back to the 19th century. Two examples: Ad*Access - "presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955" adViews - "a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s"


October Exhibits at Rod Library

For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.


Google Scholar Cited By

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This video shows you how to use the Google Scholar Cited By feature to find the most recent important articles.


Assignment Calculator: Plan Your Research, Stay On Schedule

Would you rather not stay up until 4 a.m. finishing your next research paper? The Assignment Calculator is a new tool that can help you plan your work and stay on schedule. At the Assignment Calculator home page, enter the due date and then click the /Calculate Assignment Schedule! / button. You will get a list of 12 steps to complete between the date an assignment is received and when it is due. Each step includes a “due date,” help documents, and links to UNI resources and services such as the Rod Library and the Writing Center.

To try it out, go to http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/calculator/ and enter the due date.