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Shortcut to find research articles

03/04/2014 - In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the ...Read more

March 2014 Student of the Month

03/01/2014 - Ally is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for March 2014. Ally is from the small community of Petersburg, Iowa, near Dyersville and is a Mathematics Teaching major. She says she has known she wanted to be a math teacher since her freshman year in high school. Ally says that she always ...Read more

Media Consultants Help with Adobe Creative Cloud

02/25/2014 - Creative Cloud got you down? We are here to help!  We have a fine group of student Media Consultants on hand to help.  They have experience in CSS, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audacity, WordPress, HTML5, Drupal, and more! Stop by the ...Read more

African American History Digital Sources

02/03/2014 - It's African American History Month!  Rod Library's Digitized African American History Sources guide is your portal to digitized historical documents and other primary sources documenting the African American experience.  Browse the guide today; and please let us know if ...Read more

February 2014 Student of the Month

02/01/2014 - Chelsea is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for February 2014. Chelsea is from Raymond, Iowa. She is an Art major, and is contemplating a minor in Writing. Chelsea is currently a junior and plans to graduate in May 2015. Chelsea has worked at the Rod Library since the fall semester ...Read more

December 2013 Student of the Month

12/05/2013 - Winner of Rod Library’s December Student of the Month is Paige who is employed in the Fine & Performing Arts Collection. Paige is originally from Illinois, graduating in December, and has agreed to an interview for her award. Question: What is your major? Answer: "My degree is ...Read more

November 2013 Student of the Month

11/15/2013 - Joanna is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for November 2013. Joanna is from Storm Lake, Iowa. She is an English Education major, and is minoring in Literacy. Joanna is currently a senior and plans to graduate in May 2014. Joanna has worked at the Rod Library for two years. She has ...Read more

October 2013 Student of the Month

10/17/2013 - The Student Employment Advisory Committee is so very pleased to announce that Nick from the Special Collections and University Archives Department is our October Student Assistant of the Month. Nick is a senior anthropology major from Evansdale. He has worked all four years of his Rod Library ...Read more

Sharing the Results: You Talk. We Listen. We All Win!

09/18/2013 - In the spring of 2013, Rod Library conducted the LibQUAL+ survey, better known as "You Talk. We Listen. We All Win!" We asked the campus community to tell us how well we are doing as a library, what we could improve upon, and to give us insight into what the UNI campus community expects ...Read more

September 2013 Student of the Month

09/16/2013 - Michelle is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for September 2013. Michelle is from Guttenberg, Iowa, located on the mighty Mississippi. She initially came to UNI as an Elementary Education major, but soon found a new calling and is pursuing a Public Administration major, with a Human ...Read more


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