November 2009

New Country Reports and Data in ABI/INFORM

The ABI/INFORM (ProQuest) database has been enhanced recently with several hundred country reports and data from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Oxford Analytica. They can be viewed by clicking the Browse tab after logging on to ABI/INFORM Complete. Look under the Country Reports Heading. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Data, for example, "contains 370 economic variables over a 50 year period (1980-2030), actual and forecasted. Reports include comprehensive information such as GDP, import/export statistics, industry data, monetary indicators, liquidity metrics, and more." This is for the G20 countries. Data can be downloaded into a spreadsheet. ABI/INFORM Complete can be accessed from the Rod Library Business Portal and the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z.


Video: Cedar Valley Hunger Games 2009 @ UNI Library

Watch the video of the first ever Cedar Valley Hunger Games at the UNI library! On October 24th, 2pm-7am, 8 teams were locked in the library and had to undergo amazing physical and mental feats.

Only 1 team survived!


Rod Library is now on Facebook!

Rod Library is now on Facebook! Take a look at our Facebook page!  We have photos, YouTube videos, events, specialized search boxes and much more! Become a fan today!


November Exhibits at Rod Library


Google Scholar: Getting the Articles

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This video shows you how to get the full text articles from Google Scholar using the five options that the Rod Library has to offer.


Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Now Online

Ulrichsweb.com, the electronic version of the Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, is now available through UNISTAR, the Library’s online catalog. Use this resource to obtain bibliographic and publisher information about more than 300,000 journals, determine journals in subject areas of interest, and identify refereed journals. This tool can be used to identify periodicals - scholarly, trade, general - covering particular disciplines or industries. Entries for specific titles include details such as publisher, start year, whether refereed, and URL. This is an international directory, so, for example, it can be used to find periodicals published in a certain country that focus on a certain industry or field.