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"KIC" Up Your Next Paper With Our New Scanner

 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!!

    


March Exhibits at Rod Library

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


Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports

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.


African American Read-In

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.


Rod Library Introductory Tour

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This video provides an introductory tour about the library's collections and services.


February Exhibits at Rod Library

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


Tax Time is Coming!

Tax time is coming upon us again!  You can find federal information and forms online at the IRS website.  For Iowa, paper forms are located on the 2nd floor by the Reference Desk.  Online information and forms for Iowa can be found on the Iowa Department of Revenue website.  If you need any assistance locating tax forms, please drop by the Reference desk.


Biological Abstracts - A New Platform

The Biological Abstracts database, previously available to Library patrons on the Ovid platform, is now accessible through the ISI Web of Knowledge database package.  The database may be searched alone or in combination with other resources that are part of the Web of Knowledge package to which the Library subscribes. 


ProQuest databases down for scheduled maintenance

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on January 30, 2010. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 9:00 CST to Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 1:00 CST.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
  • Genealogy and local history products including Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries and Digital Sanborn Maps
  • K-12 products, including eLibrary and SIRS
  • COS products
  • UMI products including online dissertation products

 


ScienceDirect down for scheduled maintenance January 23

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 12 hours from 7:00AM CST Saturday, January 23 to 7:00PM CST.

For information on the new upgrades please follow this link:

 


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