Rod Cast - News and Events

July 16, 2009 - 2:48 am

The electronic version of the Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory is now available through UNISTAR, the Library’s online catalog. Use this resource to obtain bibliographic and publisher information about more than 300,000 journals, determine journals in subject areas of interest, and identify refereed journals.

July 01, 2009 - 9:48 am

Dozens of new dictionaries have replaced older editions on the dictionary stands located around the library, and many of the stands themselves have been relocated, to provide library users with the most current and convenient information possible.

Sixty-five new unabridged and collegiate dictionaries were purchased with special funds. Altogether, 46 stands in the library hold 91 of these frequently used referenc...

June 30, 2009 - 11:32 am

Library staff members are often asked if we can give someone a list of the books they have checked out in the past. Our answer has always been, "No." The library takes seriously the privacy of your library records so we do not maintain a list of what you borrow after you return it. "My Reading History" is a new feature which allows you to track items you borrow. Some patrons have asked for this serv...

June 30, 2009 - 11:31 am

Rod Library has just added a copy of the "Atlas of Black Hawk County 1926" to its Digital Collections. This book provides a unique look at our county in a different era where the township assumed great importance in local government.

The ideal civil township was six miles square, and the township held elections, repaired roads, and gave relief to the poor. In addition to the detailed township maps...

June 30, 2009 - 11:25 am

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June 30, 2009 - 10:47 am

As you may be aware, the Rod Library recurring materials budget has been protected, and will not be reduced as part of the University's budget reduction measures being implemented in FY 09-10. This is good news for the entire University community. However, the materials budget has been static for the last seven years. This situation already has led us to substantially reduce periodical and other serial subscriptions as...

June 30, 2009 - 10:33 am

The library has a new Multipurpose Room available for groups or individuals affiliated with the university who need a presentation practice area or a larger space for group work. The room is located on the 3rd floor and has a computer with all Microsoft Office products, a projector and a stereo receiver with speakers. The room has 12 tables and will seat 30.

The room can be...

June 17, 2009 - 1:26 pm

The library has a new Multipurpose Room available for groups or individuals affiliated with the university who need a presentation practice area or a larger space for group work. The room is located on the 3rd floor and has a computer with all Microsoft Office products, a projector and a stereo receiver with speakers. The room has 12 tables and will seat 30. For details such as how to reserve the room,...

June 12, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Global Markets Direct Company Profiles, a source in LexisNexis Academic, contains data and analysis on more than 8,000 companies. For about 1,000 large firms, it provides SWOT and other analysis such as: * Business Strategy * Financial and Operational Data * Revenue Breakdown * SWOT Analysis * Value Chain Analysis Another Rod Library databa...

May 29, 2009 - 7:47 am

Deloitte publishes Industry Outlooks for aerospace, automotive, banking, and eleven other industries. Each industry report discusses challenges and offers advice on how to deal with the recession and be well positioned for future growth.