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Individual students and faculty can request extensive assistance with a research project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian. A research consultation normally lasts about an hour. The librarian and researcher will discuss resources and strategies oriented toward a specific topic. (* indicates required information)

Desired dates when you would like to meet with a library specialist. Please schedule for weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Research consultations should be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

Latest Additions to Rod Library!

RodCast - Most Recent Articles

INPUT NEEDED: 'Research Databases' index replacing Databases A-Z

06/23/2015 - The new Research Databases page is now in Beta (public testing) phase, and we'd love your input.    You shouldn't really notice much of a difference except for New styling, since it's now part of the library's Drupal 7 site A new 'View by publisher ...Read more
North American Review Exhibit

North American Review Exhibit

06/10/2015 - North American Review In celebration of the bicentennial event, Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives has created an exhibit showcasing the "Northern American Review at Northern Iowa" and local poet James Hearst, long term friend and fan of the magazine. ...Read more

UNI Power Plant Public Notice

06/02/2015 - Public Notice Iowa Department of Natural Resources   Notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has under review an application for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality construction permit.  The permit application was ...Read more

June 2015 Student of the Month

06/02/2015 - Mackenzi is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for June 2015. She is from Mason City, Iowa. Mackenzi is a senior Electronic Media major and plans to graduate in May 2016. She says she chose Electronic Media because she has always been fascinated by movies and television programming and ...Read more

Help Rod try out Digital Theatre Plus!

05/15/2015 - We have a trial subscription to Digital Theatre Plus until June 5th;  it's like Netflix for plays and other theatre performances, and is a great learning tool for those involved in stage production.   Rod Library is evaluating this service on behalf of UNI, and would love your take on ...Read more

P.E.T.P.A.L.S. (Therapy dogs are coming back!)

04/22/2015 - ...Read more