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What is UNISTAR? How do you search UNISTAR? What information is in a UNISTAR record? How can you email a UNISTAR record to yourself?
Last Updated: May 4, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Where is UNISTAR?

To Access UNISTAR, go to the Rod Library's home page.  Click on the Library Catalog tab, and then click on UNISTAR.


    What is UNISTAR and What Does it Provide?

    UNISTAR (UNI System to Access Resources) is:

    • Rod Library's online catalog
      • and identifies materials that are OWNED by the Rod Library such as books, videos, government publications, recordings, maps, and titles of periodicals (magazines and journals). 
      • and identifies titles to which Rod Library has purchased electronic access, such as indexes, databases, books, and periodicals, and a select number of titles to which the library has free access.  

    • Rod Library is a member of the Cedar Valley Library Consortium which includes libraries from the Cedar Valley area and collections located elsewhere on campus. 
      • When you choose UNISTAR on the Rod Library home page, you will be searching only the Rod Library collection.   
      • UNISTAR Library Catalog should be displayed at the top of the main UNISTAR menu page. 
      • To search other libraries in this consortium, click on the Search Local Libraries tab on UNISTAR's main menu page.

      What Information Does UNSTAR NOT Provide?

      UNISTAR does NOT identify individual articles within periodicals (magazines and/or journals).

      To search for journal and/or magazine articles:

        • Library searching system that pulls articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers using a single search box (NOTE: It also searches the library catalog for items such as books, government publications, and other resources such as DVDs.)
        • OneSearch! covers many of the databases Rod Library subscribes to, but not all.  So, if you don't find what you are looking for, go to specific databases.  A full listing of databases can be found by going to Databases A-Z.

      **Not sure what database to use for your search, go to Research Databases by Subject.  You will be provided with a short list of databases appropriate for specific subject areas.


        WATCH! UNISTAR Videos

        Watch the full UNISTAR playlist on YouTube below or go to UNISTAR How-To Videos guide.

        Related Library Guides

        A subject guide is a guide developed by librarians that cover a specific topic or class.  At Rod Library, we have a variety of guides covering most subjects.  Here are a few helpful ones covering how to do basic research:


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