Rod Cast - News and Events

March 29, 2010 - 2:01 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 - 8:09 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 - 10:26 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 - 1:51 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 - 5:23 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 - 12:17 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...

March 22, 2010 - 8:52 am

Join us for a free showing of Maquilapolis – City of Factories at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23rd in Room 324 of Rod Library. This documentary explores globalization through the eyes of Mexican factory workers. The event, which is part of Women’s Studies Month programming, is sponsored by Rod Library and Women’s & Gender Studies.

The documentary is part of the Library’s collection, a...

March 21, 2010 - 7:29 pm

The content of ABI/INFORM has been expanded recently to include the full text of some 23,000 business and economics-related dissertations. Searches can be limited to dissertations by clicking the More Search Options and then selecting the Publication Type of Dissertations. Another approach is to do a search by topic or author and see if any res...

March 21, 2010 - 7:04 pm

The company that produces LexisNexis Academic has developed a new interface. The old as well as the new interface will be available until the end of the spring, 2010 semester. Both interfaces - LexisNexis Academic for the old and LexisNexis Academic: Beta for the new - will be available from the Databases A-Z list on the Rod Library home page until then. T...

March 12, 2010 - 8:34 am

The Library will have different hours of operations during Spring Break.

  • March 12, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • March 13 - 14, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
  • March 15 - 19, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • March 20, Saturday, Closed
  • March 21, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Have a great week!  And don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour...