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March 2010 RodCast Articles

Training on ISI Web of Knowledge - April 7th

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:47pm -  Rod Library now provides access to the Web of Knowledge collection of databases. Training sessions for faculty with a representative from Thomson Reuters have been scheduled for Wednesday, April 7th, from 11:00 – 12:00 noon and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Rod Library, Room 373. To sign up, please call Chris Neuhaus at 273-3718.  What is the Web of Knowledge? - It’s a research platform that provides access to leading citation databases and a variety of content. However, Web of Knowledge is more than an aggregation of content and tools. It's a unified platform that enables you to conduct one search to find all relevant items. The content includes:23,000 journals (... Read More

CQ Researcher

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 3:36pm - The CQ Researcher is a powerful research tool for finding original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. It offers an overview of a topic and provides resources and information for further study. This content requires Flash. To view this content download Flash player at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Database Cancellations and Changes

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 3:32pm - Rod Library has canceled its subscriptions to the Testing & Education Reference Center, Wilson Art Abstracts, and Wilson Applied Science & Technology Full Text databases, and will lose access to them by mid April.  Many of the test preparation materials available through Testing & Education Reference Center are available in other formats in the Library collection.  Wilson Art Abstracts is being replaced with Wilson Art Full Text, which not only indexes over 500 periodicals but also provides access to the full text of nearly 200 journals, with content dating back to 1997.  The Library also has canceled its subscription to Wilson Applied Science &... Read More
Hi-def equipment

Hi-Def in Rod Library!

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:09am - The Art & Music Collection, located on the 4th floor of the library, is now equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD player and a 42-inch LCD flat panel television that is high-definition capable. The library also has a growing collection of high-definition movies and movies that have been remastered in high definition including operas, foreign films such as Chunking Express and Before the Rain, and Hollywood blockbusters like Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Keep Up-to-Date with Automated Alert Services

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 11:26am - Alerting services provide a way to automate searches in your fields of interest. This involves setting up a personal account with a database, publisher, or other organization; saving a search that is executed on some regular basis; and requesting that alerts be sent. Notices of new publications matching your saved search are sent by email or RSS feed (What is RSS). The frequency of alerts varies. In some cases, an alert is sent whenever a search match occurs; in other cases, it's on some scheduled basis such as weekly or monthly. Below are examples of alerts by type of resource. Books Rod Library UNISTAR - Within your My Library account, searches can be saved, with notification sent when something on the topic is... Read More

Access to Panther Prowler & Find it! Restored

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 2:51pm - The Panther Prowler and Find it! server has been repaired and access to these resources has been restored.  Please report any problems you experience.  Thank you again for your patience!

Maquilapolis - Free Showing

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 9:52am - Join us for a free showing of Maquilapolis – City of Factories at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23rd in Room 324 of Rod Library. This documentary explores globalization through the eyes of Mexican factory workers. The event, which is part of Women’s Studies Month programming, is sponsored by Rod Library and Women’s & Gender Studies.The documentary is part of the Library’s collection, and is available for individual and classroom viewing. The Library also has acquired public performance rights for the title.

"KIC" Up Your Next Paper With Our New Scanner

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 11:01am -  Have you seen the perfect image in a journal that you know will give your paper the "wow" factor, if you could only figure out a way to insert it?  Well give it the “KIC” it needs with the Rod Library’s new Knowledge Imaging Center, located on the 1st floor next to the Photocopy Center. This walk-up scanning unit will scan in black & white and also in color. It will handle any size books as well as flat material from postage stamp size to 17 x 24 inches. Images can then be emailed or saved to a flash drive. Give it a try today!!     

March Exhibits at Rod Library

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 5:05pm - For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.
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