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JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011

Ann Mack, Global Director of Trendspotting for J Walter Thompson, discusses 100 things to watch in 2011, ranging from 3D printing to the older workforce to p-to-p car sharing to virtual mirrors. She leads off with an intro, a discussion of the track record for this annual forecast, and then through the 100 things we'll be hearing about this year.

Snack Food Allowed in the Library

Recently the Library revised its Food and Drink policy to allow snack foods to be eaten in the building.  The only exceptions are while visiting the Special Collections unit or while using materials from locked collections in the Youth Collection, Art and Music Collection, and maps collection. 

Can you bring in that delectable steak for a late night protein boost?  Probably not.  But you can snack on some nuts and dried fruits instead. 

Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online, a compendium of 10 award-winning series of reference works published by Gale Cengage, is now available to the UNI community. The database provides access to diverse views on historical and modern authors and their works from a variety of regions, eras, and genres. The content includes author biographies and excerpts of literary criticism published in books and journals. The literary series covered by the database, which can be searched individually or as a group, include:

Extended Building Hours for Finals

The library will extend its open hours this week and next week to allow everyone to complete end-of-semester projects and prepare for tests.

December 8 - 9, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 10, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 11, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 12, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 13 - 14, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 15, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 16, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
December 17, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries/Foreign Firms Operating in the United States

These two directories, formerly available only in print at Rod Library, are now online and can be accessed on campus from computers on the UNI campus network. (Off campus users will not be able to obtain search results.) The overall name for the database is Uniworld Online. The Rod Library subscription for American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries can be used to "Search by Country" and create a list of U.S. companies operating in China, for example.

Need a Jump Start with Research? We Can Help!

Students, are you finding enough good information for your research projects? Or is there one stubborn research topic that just won't come up with good search results? If you are stuck on a topic-- or even just need one more piece of information to complete your research -- reference librarians are here to help you. We are experts at finding information that is solid and authoritative, just as is required for most class projects.

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