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New Digital Collections

Rod Library now makes available several periodical and newspaper runs in digital form. These were acquired with one-time money.  All of these titles previously were available in the collection only in physical formats, including print and microfilm.  We anticipate that the physical pieces will be put in storage or withdrawn in the future.  The following titles have been purchased and are accessible through OneSearch!:

​Art Gay-la!

Art Gay-la!

The LGBT* Center and Rod Library are partnering together to host this year's Art Gay-la. Be sure to stop by the lounge near the west entrance of Rod Library to see the art displayed from April 3-9. You can also vote for "Audience Choice," which will have the opportunity to be on permanent display in the LGBT* Center as a special featured piece. The voting box is located in the Art Gay-la exhibit.

Compact Shelving, 1st Floor changes

Compact ShelvingAs you may be aware, the compact shelving on the library’s first floor has been broken for almost a year and a half.  We have been working on replacing the shelving but the cost is prohibitive.  The shelves have become too dangerous for staff to retrieve items and the print journals housed within them are still of interest to researchers.  As a result,

Milestone- UNI ScholarWorks receives over 100,000 downloads

UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository reaches 100,000 downloads. 

The purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to collect, preserve and make available the digital research and creative and scholarly output from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) community.The repository contains articles, journals, image galleries, theses, dissertations, conferences, etc. 

A few examples of new peer-reviewed journals and collections are listed below.

Peer-reviewed journals in UNI ScholarWorks include:


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