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.
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!
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.
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"
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.
Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.” It emphasizes the “importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.” Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The event highlights books that have been challenged or banned in libraries and school districts. Many titles appear regularly on the annual list of the most commonly challenged books. Rod Library has mounted two displays related to Banned Books Week. There is an informational exhibit in the flatbed display case adjacent to the Reference Desk and Electronic Resources area on the main floor. In the lobby is a display of books from the Library’s circulating collection that have been banned or challenged by libraries and schools. All of these titles are available for check-out. Stop by to browse the display, and select a title to read or re-read. For additional information, visit the American Library Association web site at http://www.ala.org/