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Investext Removed from LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic has removed investment analyst reports distributed through Investext, due to licensing cost issues. LexisNexis Academic contains related titles such as Nelson's Company Research Reports, ProfitCents Analyst Reports, Weiss Stock Research Reports, and Zacks Equity Research. Other Rod Library databases with company analysis include Value Line, Morningstar, Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, and Business & Company Resource Center. All are available from the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z and from the Business Portal.


Where is the Google Scholar link?

Several people have asked how to get to Google Scholar, which is a popular resource for finding scholarly materials.  There are three ways to search Google Scholar from the Rod Library website. 

1) Click on Databases A-Z, scroll down to Google Scholar, and click on those words.  This method is an easy way to get to Google Scholar's Advanced Search features (to be able to specify title, author, etc.).  Click on the Advanced Scholar Search link to find the many search options available.

2) Google Scholar is listed in the dropdown menu in the Articles tab on the Library home page.  Select Google Scholar from the dropdown, type your search in the box, and click Go.

3) The Known Article/Journal Title Search page also has a box for searching Google Scholar, near the bottom of the page.

The benefit of entering Google Scholar from the library home page is that the results will often display a Find It@UNI link that may lead to full-text online content available to the UNI community.

If you have questions on how to use Google Scholar effectively, please click on the Ask Us! link to find many ways to contact reference librarians.


August Exhibits at Rod Library

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


Gale Virtual Reference Library Tutorial

View more Rod Library YouTube vdieos at Rod Library Video Playlist.


Wiley Interscience down this weekend

Wiley Online Library will launch this weekend (August 7-8), completely replacing Wiley Interscience.  

Wiley InterScience will no longer be available from Saturday 7 August at 3a.m. CST and should return as Wiley Online Library on Sunday, August 8 at 11 p.m. CST.  Users may go to http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/info to find additional information.

While Wiley has indicated they will transfer all content and access from Wiley InterScience to Wiley Online Library, they also state that they cannot guarantee that all redirects will work in the long-term.   If problems arise, the Library will work with Wiley to reinstate access as soon as possible.

 


Articles Tab Links Have Changed

We have unveiled a new look in the Articles tab on the Rod Library home page.  The names of several links have changed.  The link that was called "Advanced Search (Panther Prowler)" is now Subjects A-Z (Panther Prowler).  The link that formerly said "View a list of databases A-Z" has been shortened to Databases A-Z.  The link that said "Find a journal or locate a known article" is now Known Article/Journal Search.

Another big change with the Articles tab is that the default search box now has a dropdown menu rather than searching just one database.  The dropdown menu includes broad subject categories from Panther Prowler, and also two individual resources: Academic OneFile and Google Scholar.  Those two resources are both also listed in the Databases A-Z list.

We made these changes to make it easier to find a wider variety of searches to try when looking for information.  Anybody who has questions or needs assistance is invited to click the Ask Us! link and to contact reference librarians or staff through one of the methods listed.


Interim Building Hours

Summer session ends July 30th.  We'll have a few weeks of interim building hours before the fall semester begins August 23rd. 

July 31 - August 1, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 2 - 6, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 7 - 8, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 9 - 13, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 14 - 15, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 16 - 20, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 21, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
August 22, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.
August 23, Monday, Fall Semester 2010 Commences


July Exhibits at Rod Library

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


Web Site Change Coming Next Week

New design

Next Tuesday the look of the Library's Web site will change slightly to take on a design that is more in line with the University's homepage.  No content will be moved; only the top of the pages and the menus will look different.  Click on the thumbnail to see a preview.


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