Recently we have added several dozen reference books to the Gale Virtual Reference Library database. The titles added include Encyclopedia of Global Health (2008); Women in World History, a Biographical Encyclopedia (2000); and Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (2007). Student technology fees funded these purchases, allowing the library to better support students in finding information needed for academic papers and presentations.
The Library will offer extended building hours this week and next week. Our open hours will be:
April 27 - 28, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
April 29, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 30, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 1, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
May 2 - 3, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
May 4, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 5, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 6, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rod Library has been adding an increasing number of electronic books and other e-publications over the last several years. This year, Rod Library used student technology fees to purchase an electronic books collection from a company called ebrary. It contains electronic books covering many areas of the UNI curriculum, including several thousand business and economics books from publishers such as Harvard University Press, several additional university presses, Amacom, Wiley, and Business Expert Press. Ebrary books are entered in UNISTAR, the library catalog, like print books.
Flat World Knowledge is offering free and open online access to textbooks in many fields, including more than 40 in business areas such as accounting, communication, business law, economics, finance, management, and marketing. The publisher says the textbooks "are written by leading experts and are peer-reviewed, edited, and highly developed.
We have purchased a second Bookeye KIC Scanning station and it is now available for use. It can be found right next to the original scanning station. Like the other KIC station you can save your document to a flash drive or email it. Either way there is no charge to using this scanner and now you should have a shorter wait to use one of the scanners!
Beginning today there are eight MacBook Pro laptops available for a three hour checkout period for use within the library. Stop at the Multiservice Center desk to check one out today!!