In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles. Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed." This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the advanced search page.
In OneSearch!, there are 2 ways to limit to research articles. Watch this short video to see how to do it.
One word of caution. In most cases, the software will retrieve research articles. However, it is software, so it isn't perfect. A quick librarian tip to see if it's research.....look for references or footnotes. Generally, if it has references, it's considered research.
If you have questions, ask a librarian. We'd be happy to help!
We are here to help! We have a fine group of student Media Consultants on hand to help. They have experience in CSS, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audacity, WordPress, HTML5, Drupal, and more!
Stop by the Reference Desk to find them. They are at the desk the following dates/times:
If you haven't stopped by the Digital Media Hub on the 2nd floor next to the Reference Desk lately, you may have missed a few updates.
We have 3 iMacs and 2 Apple TV's for public use. There are 2 new group study spaces with 70' monitors that you can book in advance at the Circulation Desk.
The production rooms are nearing completion. They have video cameras for use in the room and for check out from the Reference Desk. The rooms have a green screen, microphones, lighting units, a sound board, and a telecaster. There are media consultants at the Reference Desk to help you with any of the equipment and software, if needed.
The Friends of the UNI Museums is having a bookfair on Saturday, December 14th. The bookfair will take place at the Waterloo Barnes and Noble from 9am-10am, and at the University Book & Supply in Cedar Falls from 10am-5pm.
A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Friends as long as you mention to the cashier that you want to support the Friends group (or mention the UNI Museums). This is good on just about anything that you can get in the stores--books, music, DVD's, toys, games. At Barnes and Noble, there are additional items that are included such as purchases of Nooks and cafe items. The Friends group will also be doing gift-wrapping for donations that same day at Barnes and Noble store.
You can support the UNI Museums online as well. If you shop online at www.barnesandnoble.com from December 14th through December 18th, you can enter the bookfair number 11208535 when you check out.
Are you looking for some tutoring help with your coursework? The A-Team, a student-centered tutoring service from the Academic Learning Center, is available to help on Sunday nights from 6-9pm in the Digital Media Hub room 282 right here in Rod Library. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science, humanities, business, as well as assistance with college reading, study strategies, and writing.
Stop by on Sunday nights at Rod Library to take advantage of this great service!!!
Congratulations to one of our colleagues, Dr. Jean Donham, who was recently awarded the ILA Member of the Year at the Iowa Library Association conference! This award is given to an individual or institution based upon their activities or accomplishments in areas such as assisting libraries in improving their service, helping library users, leadership in education or in-service training for librarians, extension of library services through cooperation, and development of library facilities.
Come hear how the annual Iowa River cleanup has turned into a work of art!
David Williamson, Iowa artist, and Lynette Seigley, from Project AWARE, will be at Rod Library at 7pm on Tuesday, October 8th. Mr. Williamson will discuss the public artworks created from a decade of river trash salvaged by canoeists and displayed in the library.
The presentation will take place on the 3rd floor of the library, where the sculptures are currently located.
Last year, it was present at the Iowa State Fair! Here's a clip from the CBS affiliate in Des Moines.