Rod Cast - News and Events

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.

May 20, 2009 - 1:08 pm
Art and Music Collection

The Art & Music Collection is now open for business on the 4th floor of Rod Library. The Collection serves as home for a diverse array of materials related to art, music, and theater including art slides, posters, prints, videocassettes, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and reference books.

Art & Music is open 85 hours per week and...

May 06, 2009 - 12:29 pm

Google Books is a database of several million books. In some cases the entire book can be viewed online, in other cases a snippet or limited preview, and in other cases only descriptions are available. Individual book entries link to a "Find this book in a library" service; this link indicates whether Rod Library or other nearby libraries own the book.

April 06, 2009 - 4:01 pm

First, follow your professor's instructions, as some may require the "APA" style, others the "Chicago" style, and so on. A copy of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association is available in print at the Rod Library Reference Desk, as is a copy of the APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources. The APA style is summarized at ...