Rod Cast - News and Events

April 06, 2010 - 3:32 pm

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

March 31, 2010 - 1:47 pm
 
Rod Library now provides access to the Web of Knowledge collection of databases. Training sessions for faculty with a representative from Thomson Reuters have been scheduled for Wednesday, April 7th, from 11:00 – 12:00 noon and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Rod Library, Room 373. To sign up, please call Chris Neuhaus at 273-3718. 
 
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March 29, 2010 - 3:36 pm

The CQ Researcher is a powerful research tool for finding original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. It offers an overview of a topic and provides resources and information for further study.

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March 29, 2010 - 3:32 pm

Rod Library has canceled its subscriptions to the Testing & Education Reference Center, Wilson Art Abstracts, and Wilson Applied Science & Technology Full Text databases, and will lose access to them by mid April.  Many of the test preparation materials available through Testing & Education Reference Center are available in other formats in the Library collection.  Wilson...

March 29, 2010 - 3:01 pm

As of March 31st, NewsBank's America's Newspapers and Access World News will no longer be available.  In 2009, NewsBank lost the rights to provide access to Gannett publications, including the Des Moines Register, which had been accessible through America's Newspapers.  The Library has redirected funds to making the Register available on the ProQuest platform.  It appears on the Databases A - Z list as D...

March 26, 2010 - 9:09 am
Hi-def equipment

The Art & Music Collection, located on the 4th floor of the library, is now equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD player and a 42-inch LCD flat panel television that is high-definition capable. The library also has a growing collection of high-definition movies and movies that have been remastered in high definition including operas, foreign films such as Chunking Express and Before the Rain, and Hollywood blockbu...

March 25, 2010 - 11:26 am

Alerting services provide a way to automate searches in your fields of interest. This involves setting up a personal account with a database, publisher, or other organization; saving a search that is executed on some regular basis; and requesting that alerts be sent. Notices of new publications matching your saved search are sent by email or RSS feed (...

March 23, 2010 - 2:51 pm

The Panther Prowler and Find it! server has been repaired and access to these resources has been restored.  Please report any problems you experience.  Thank you again for your patience!

March 22, 2010 - 6:23 pm

The business library at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a knowledge database containing hundreds of business and economics questions asked by students and faculty there and thousands of links to sources, some free and some available only to subscribers. Called Business FAQ, it is organized into fifteen broad categories that can be br...

March 22, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Mergent Online is getting a new interface later in the semester. To see a preview, log on to Mergent Online and look for the link in the upper middle portion of the page that says, "Click here to view new Mergent Online." Mergent Online contains data on publicly-held companies from the U.S. and other countries. Company information includes, for example, 15+ years of financial statements, ratio analysis, hist...