Rod Cast - News and Events

March 05, 2013 - 7:47 am

 Do you use the electronic journals available through the Library? Ever wonder what happens when a publisher goes out of business or drops a journal from its publications? Rod Library seeks to protect its investment in electronic journals and make purchased content available on an ongoing basis through its participation in Portico, an electronic archiving service. Portico provides a permanent archive of electro...

February 28, 2013 - 8:17 am

We have 4 new collaborative tables located in the learning commons behind the reference desk.  Each station has a 47-inch tv screen and 5 VGA input connections to connect your PC laptop.  We are also getting adapters so devices requiring video connectors other than VGA can utilize these stations as well.

Also new in the learning commons, we have a new electric stapler!  You can staple up to 25 pag...

February 27, 2013 - 12:08 pm

 Rod Library now has a water bottle filling station next to the women's restroom and near the Browsing Room on the main floor of the library! You can save money and reduce waste while enjoying cold chilled water!

February 27, 2013 - 8:51 am

 Did you know....

that the librarians have created guides for specific subjects, courses, and basic research tips?  These guides are full of information on how to find sources as well as other related information about a specific subject or UNI course.  They can be found by clicking on "subject guides" on the left hand side of the library homepage.

They are a very good re...

February 20, 2013 - 3:53 pm

S&P Capital IQ has added about 4,000 reports to the Stock module of the NetAdvantage database; about 8,500 stocks are now covered. Most of the new reports are for Asian and European companies.

NetAdvantage can be accessed from the Databases A-...

February 20, 2013 - 8:36 am

Did you know.....

Rod Library offers databases with business information about other countries and their companies, industries, and markets?

ABI/Inform Complete, for example, provides reports from Business Monitor International, Economist Intelligence Unit, and Oxford Analytica.

Give ABI/Inform a whirl at http://w...

February 19, 2013 - 10:52 am

Thanks to your student computer fees, we have a new color copier/printer/scanner on the main floor in the lobby.  You can scan items and send them via email or save to a USB device.  Stop at the Circulation desk if you need assistance.

February 13, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Guess what?!?! As part of the learning commons project, we now have 4 new mobile carts floating around the library for you to use!!. Each cart has a 47-inch flat screen monitor and cables that will allow you to connect your laptop and/or electronic devices to the flat screen monitor However, we only have cables for VGA and HDMI compatible devices. Carts have cords so they can be plugged into an electrical outlet. Ins...

February 12, 2013 - 7:55 am

We are currently hosting a demo version of a "T1 vision table" right outside of room 222 on the main floor. Please stop in and check it out. We would love to hear feedback!

February 11, 2013 - 6:31 pm

 It's that dreaded time of year again - tax time!  Rod Library no longer receives tax forms in print.  

For federal tax forms and information, please visit

For Iowa tax forms and information, please visit