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October 2011

Small Business Reference Center

 Rod Library recently added this database as a result of a contract change negotiated by the State Library of Iowa.

It contains the full text of about 400 periodicals,  about 450 reference books,  numerous small business "how to" videos, and several hundred industry reports from Datamonitor. It's listed under Databases A-Z on the Rod Library home page and also from this direct link: /gateway/owl/small-business-reference-center


Open Access Week, October 24 - 30, 2011

Open Access

Open Access Week is a global event now entering its fifth year. “Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted."  More details are at this address:

Harry Potter's World

From October through December 2011, Rod Library, in conjunction with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, will be hosting the traveling exhibit, Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, that explores the roots behind the magic and wonder of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Join us in celebrating its arrival by participating in our Harry Potter inspired events listed below, all of which are free and open to the public!

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