Rod Cast - News and Events

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

January 31, 2012 - 12:53 pm

It's that dreaded time of year again - tax time!  Where can you find forms to file federal and Iowa state taxes?  Online, of course! 

As of this year, Iowa will no longer be issuing paper tax forms.  Online tax forms can be found at:  http://www.iowa...

January 27, 2012 - 8:40 am

 

 

 

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

January 18, 2012 - 10:26 am

The newest selection of coffee available here at the Rod Library is the French Vanilla Cappuccino.  Creamy, steamy, and a little dreamy, cappuccino is the coffee treat you can call your own, any time of day, every day.  With a stimulating aroma and pure taste, Grove Square Cappuccino, made to perfection, provides a potent pick-me-up that highlights the bold vanilla, hazlenut and caramel flavors with coffee in...

January 17, 2012 - 1:06 pm

You asked, we listened. Stacks materials and Government Documents that previously checked out for 3 weeks with weekly renewals will now check out for 3 weeks with 3 week renewals until the end of the semester for undergraduate students. Material is still subject to recall. If another patron has an item you need just stop by the Circulation desk and ask that a hold be placed.

January 13, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Rod Library will  be open this Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday we will be open from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight.

Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Library will be closed.

Have a good weekend!