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April 26, 2010 - 4:52 pm

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April 21, 2010 - 12:14 pm

The World Bank announced on April 20 that "it will offer free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers." Some 330 indicators are available for up to 209 countries....

April 13, 2010 - 1:15 pm

If you need to request the use of a wheelchair while in the library, there is a wheelchair located at the Circulation Desk, to the left of the main entrance.  The Access Services staff on duty will make arrangements for use and provide assistance as needed.

April 08, 2010 - 4:28 pm

Calling all students, staff, faculty and community members!

Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its usage, and how the collection might evolve in the future. In doing so, we request your input on this short survey. Your answers will be confidential and anonymous.

To take the survey, click ...

April 06, 2010 - 2:32 pm

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

March 31, 2010 - 12:47 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 - 2:36 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 - 2:32 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 - 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...