Join us for a free showing of Maquilapolis – City of Factories at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23rd in Room 324 of Rod Library. This documentary explores globalization through the eyes of Mexican factory workers. The event, which is part of Women’s Studies Month programming, is sponsored by Rod Library and Women’s & Gender Studies.
The documentary is part of the Library’s collection, and is available for individual and classroom viewing. The Library also has acquired public performance rights for the title.
The content of ABI/INFORM has been expanded recently to include the full text of some 23,000 business and economics-related dissertations. Searches can be limited to dissertations by clicking the More Search Options and then selecting the Publication Type of Dissertations. Another approach is to do a search by topic or author and see if any results are listed under the Dissertations tab. A search for "supply chain management" dissertations, for example, gets 197 results.
The company that produces LexisNexis Academic has developed a new interface. The old as well as the new interface will be available until the end of the spring, 2010 semester. Both interfaces - LexisNexis Academic for the old and LexisNexis Academic: Beta for the new - will be available from the Databases A-Z list on the Rod Library home page until then. The new interface has six search boxes on the initial page: News, Legal, Companies, Countries, People, and Combined. There are new choices on the left side of the home page. For example, clicking the Companies choice reveals options such as Company Dossier, Create a Company List, Compare Companies, Company Profiles, and SEC filings. Give it a try before the end of the semester!
Have you seen the perfect image in a journal that you know will give your paper the "wow" factor, if you could only figure out a way to insert it? Well give it the “KIC” it needs with the Rod Library’s new Knowledge Imaging Center, located on the 1st floor next to the Photocopy Center. This walk-up scanning unit will scan in black & white and also in color. It will handle any size books as well as flat material from postage stamp size to 17 x 24 inches. Images can then be emailed or saved to a flash drive. Give it a try today!!
Rod Library recently subscribed to ISI's Web of Knowledge. This is the overall name for a group of databases that includes Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports. This subscription is possible because of factors such as a price reduction, cancellation of the the print Social Sciences Citation Index, and purchase through a consortium. While called Web of Science, the database also covers social sciences journals in categories such as economics, finance, management, and business. One feature of Web of Science is Cited Reference Searching, which makes it possible to identify recent articles citing some particular key author or paper written in the past. Journal Citation Reports is a tool that provides rankings of the impact of journals in various subject areas. Web of Knowledge also includes EndNote Web. Through this, you can set up a personal account and develop your own library of up to 10,000 article citations, organized in the folders you create in the bibliographic format (e.g., APA) you prefer.
The African American Read-In will take place on Monday, February 22, 2010 in the Youth Collection on the 3rd floor of Rod Library. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. Jan Spivey Gilchrist is an award-winning author/illustrator and UNI alumna. She will be doing three rotating workshops with students (grades 1-2) during which she will draw.