October 2011

Free Database Trial - Video Clips Repository

INTELECOM Online Resources Network

Blue Marble photo, NASA, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

  • Video content streamed on demand for use in your classes
  • Designed to meet the growing demand for rich media in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.
  • Content across academic disciplines
  • No risk of copyright infringement 

DIRECTIONS - To Access the Free Database Trial
Go to: www.intelecomonline.net
Username: uni
Password: guest
Expires: 11/27/11

Links to Core Content Collection clip lists

Adult Basic Education
Biological Sciences
Environmental Studies
Political Science



ProQuest down Nov. 5-6 for maintenance

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on November 5, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 21:00 CST to Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 9:00 CST.

This will include access to: 

  • any title accessed via the ProQuest platform, such as ABI/Inform, Dissertations & Theses @ UNI; Ethnic Newswatch; International Index to Music Periodicals full text; ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and more
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with "chadwyck.com"
  • Illumina products such as Technology Research Database, Illustrate: Natural Sciences, and Sociological Abstracts


September 2011 Exhibits

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

October 2011 Exhibits in Special Collections

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

October 2011 Exhibits

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

Small Business Reference Center

 Rod Library recently added this database as a result of a contract change negotiated by the State Library of Iowa.

It contains the full text of about 400 periodicals,  about 450 reference books,  numerous small business "how to" videos, and several hundred industry reports from Datamonitor. It's listed under Databases A-Z on the Rod Library home page and also from this direct link: http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/owl/small-business-reference-center


Flu Shot Clinic October 25

The Student Health Clinic will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic in the Library tomorrow, Tuesday October 25, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Clinic will be located in the study area outside of room 286 (after entering the building turn right to find room 286). 

The Flu Shot Clinic is for UNI students and for UNI employees who are enrolled in the University’s sponsored health insurance plan.

Apple Cider Now Available



We are pleased to add Apple Cider to our selection of coffees, teas, and hot cocoa.  Made with real apples,  Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals™ puts a new spin on a familiar favorite. The fresh, juicy goodness of sweet orchard apples is captured in convenient K-Cup® portion packs.

And available for a limited is Pumpkin Spice Coffee.  Always an autumn favorite!!







State of Iowa Draft of the 2012 Action Plan for the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

State of Iowa Consolidated Plan for Housing & Community Development
2012 Annual Action Plan - Draft
Announcement of Availability

The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority announces the availability of a draft of the 2012 Action Plan for the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development as of October 7, 2011.  The report details the housing and community development plans for the 2012 program year with funds provided to the State of Iowa by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The programs covered include: Community Development Block Grant Nonentitlement (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnership Act, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program.

The public is encouraged to comment through 4:30 p.m. November 7, 2011. The report may be obtained and comments accepted via the Internet at http://www.iowalifechanging.com/community  or by contacting: Derek Lord, IEDA, 200 East Grand, Des Moines, IA  50309, (515.725.3081) or by e-mail at derek.lord@iowa.gov.  In addition, a public hearing will be held at 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on November 2, 2011 in the Southwest 1st floor conference room at 200 East Grand Ave. in Des Moines to receive public comments on the plan.

Mobile Website Now Available

The Library's mobile website is back up and running normally now.  Thank you for your patience while we worked on the problem.

Mobile Website Temporarily Unavailable

The Library's mobile website is temporarily unavailable.  We are working on the problem and will have the site working as soon as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Change in Coffee Prices Effective October 10

 Effective Monday, October 10, 2011, the price for coffee will increase to $1.25 it you need a cup.  If you have your own cup it will remain at $1.00.   Don't forget we now have hot cocoa and the seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice coffee. Coming soon - Apple Cider!!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Has Arrived!!

 Pumpkin Spice Coffee is a delicious coffee enhanced by the creamy pumpkin spice flavors of autumn.  Always a seasonal favorite.  Available for a limited time.

What Can You Eat in the Library?

Eating snack foods in the Library has been allowed for several months now.  However we have had questions from students, faculty and staff about what types of foods are considered snack foods and what kinds are not.  To help everyone with this quandary we updated the Library's Food and Drink Policy to include more specific examples of foods that are OK to eat in the building.

If you are considering bringing a snack into the Library please take a look at our Food and Drink Policy first to make sure your snack item is OK to eat while you are studying.