Rod Cast - News and Events

February 28, 2012 - 12:41 pm

We now have available a stapler, a glue stick, and a pair of scissors available for a 3 hour checkout.  This is in addition to laptop chargers, cell phone chargers, crayons, colored pencils, color markers, calculators, highliters, Sharpie markers, and wite out.  Don't forget that we also have flash drives that you can checkout for three days.  See us on the first floor (lower level) of the library for an...

February 27, 2012 - 2:39 pm

The Iowa African American Hall of Fame (IAAHF) was founded in 1995 and aims to recognize "outstanding achievements of African Americans with respect to enhancing quality of life for all Iowans."  More than 60 individuals have been inducted into the IAAHF; photos are included for some inductees. For more details visit their website at http://www....

February 18, 2012 - 2:32 pm

More than 65 historical African American newspapers are highlighted in a new research guide prepared by the Marist College Library. Most of the newspapers are freely available online, thanks to digitization projects undertaken by various libraries, historical societies, and Google. The guide arranges the newspapers by title, by six historical time periods, and by geographic area of coverage. The guide is avai...

February 15, 2012 - 1:59 pm

 

 "Who Am I? Young Minds Forced to Choose" tells the compelling true story of young Jehovah's Witnesses who were quickly thrust into a political firestorm of Nazi propaganda.  Against the tide of coercion and terror, these youths took a firm stand of conscience, often times facing severe reprisals, despite their age. The exhibit, designed by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, is an effective tool to a...

February 09, 2012 - 6:15 pm


Rod Library is conducting a survey to gauge the access, use, and effectiveness of our library subject guides. We want to know what you think!  Please go to http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EKL5RWPEB and answer some questions. Your responses are appreciated.  All responses are anonymous.  The survey will run through Friday, February 24th....

February 08, 2012 - 5:42 pm
Name this picture!

Guess where we took this picture in the library and win a prize! Send your best guess to rodlibraryuni@facebook.com using your UNI email account. Only entries from a uni.edu address can enter!

Contest open to all UNI faculty, staff, and students (unfortunately, Library employees, including library students, cannot participate).

Three randomly-selected c...

February 07, 2012 - 1:18 pm

The IBISWorld United States database includes reports on more than 700 industries. These reports are based loosely on Michael Porter's Five Forces model and may be helpful for students doing industry analyses. For example, the Products & Markets section of the reports typically discuss demand determinants, while the Competitve Landscape section covers topics such as barriers to entry, the basis of competition, and industry concentration.

IBISWorld is a licensed Rod Library database and can be accessed directly at this URL which works from on-campus and off-campus (will be prompted for UNI CatID if off-campus): http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/owl/ibisworld-united-states

IBISWorld also can be accessed from the Rod Library Business Portal and from the Rod Library Databases A-Z list.

A second licensed database, the Small Business Reference Center, also includes industry reports. Some reports published by Datamonitor include explicit Five Forces analysis. A full text search for "five forces" turns up reports such as Breakfast Cereals Industry Profile, for example. This database also can be accessed from the Business Portal and Databases A-Z.

Other databases listed under the Industries & Markets tab on the Business Portal may lead to industry/market reports or articles from academic journals, trade journals, and business magazines that would be useful in five forces analysis of a given industry.

 

February 07, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Need some crayons, colored pencils, or color markers to help finish a project?  Well, we've got them now.  We also have cell phone chargers as well as a charger for Mac, Dell, and Hewlett Packard laptops.  All these items can be checked out at the Multiservice Center Desk on the first floor (basement) of the library for a three hour check-out period.

February 06, 2012 - 3:42 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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February 02, 2012 - 10:58 am

To help celebrate Black History Month, the State Data Center has updated it's African American profile.

African Americans in Iowa: 2012, can be located on the State Data Center website at http://www.iowadatacenter.org/Publications/aaprofile2012.pdf