Rod Cast - News and Events

February 18, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Britannica Online is a one-stop resource for basic background information covering many topics that can be used in student research papers, speeches, and other projects.  Students often would like to use Wikipedia, but many instructors will not allow that to be used as a source.  Britannica would make an excellent alternative for many assignments where other encyclopedias are allowed.


February 15, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Ulrichsweb will be temporarily unavaiable on Monday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to conduct maintenance.

February 15, 2011 - 3:10 pm
Library Book Sale

Come check out the latest items added to the Library's book sale.  Look at the shelves in the Library's lobby and you'll find best-sellers, children's books, fiction, non-fiction... we have it all! 

$2 for hardcover books and $1 for paperbacks - you can't go wrong on the price.

Pick out as many as you like and pay at the Circulation Desk.

We add new title...

February 14, 2011 - 5:36 pm

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February 11, 2011 - 9:52 am

ProQuest will perform maintenance on February 12, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. CST to Sunday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m. CST. 

The following product will be unavailable at that time:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers
February 07, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Rod Library is conducting a survey to help us tailor our mobile website to fit the needs of our mobile users.   The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and will be available until Feburary 16th. Thanks for your help!

Mobile Website Survey (survey is closed)

February 07, 2011 - 10:42 am

Business researcher Amelia Kassel provides helpful tips in her short article called, "US Private Companies: Research and Analysis." She discusses topics such as variant names, Secretary of State filings, state securities offices, researching key executives, public records, credit reports, legal information, SEC EDGAR, free v. fee searching, and what's...

January 28, 2011 - 1:42 pm

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January 28, 2011 - 12:26 pm

It's that time of the year again. . .Tax Time!

Federal Taxes
The IRS no longer distributes tax information or forms in print. All information and forms can be found on the Internal Revenue website:

State of Iowa Taxes
A limited number of Iowa tax forms are available in paper. They are located...

January 28, 2011 - 4:00 am
Mobile phone

We are continuing to develop our mobile website to better meet the needs of our users.  Please take the Mobile Website User Survey and tell us what you want to see on Rod Library's mobile site. The survey will be available from January 28 through February 14, 2011.

Thank you for your help!