IndexUNI: Database of University Articles


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IndexUNI is Rod Library's online index of articles from official campus publications, dating from 1876 to the present. These publications are available for use in person at the Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room, located on the 3rd floor of Rod Library.


Articles in these university publications have been indexed, summarized, and assigned subject terms, such as topical keywords and proper names of people, for easier searching and browsing. You can search this database through:

  • ARTICLES:  Search 305,000+ articles based on keywords, time periods, and publication. 

  • SUBJECTS: Peruse the list to find topics of interest - nearly 90,000 subjects.

  • AUTHORS:  Browse through the list of 9,000 individual student, faculty, and staff authors

  • PUBLICATIONS:  View publication dates and issues of 20 separate campus newspapers, newsletters and books.

Please note that this database is not a complete digital repository for these publications. Some of the publications, such as many issues of the student newspaper, are digitized and available for use in this database. Other publications have not yet been digitized, but you may access these publications at the SC&UA Reading Room in Rod Library. You may also make digitization requests. If you have any questions about using this database or accessing articles, please contact SC&UA staff at

Rod Library's Digital Scholarship Unit has digitized some of these publications, such as yearbooks and alumni newsletters, and they are publicly available online in UNI ScholarWorks. This digitization work is ongoing and new items are digitized regularly.

Additionally, to view the most recent issues of the Northern Iowan, please visit the paper's online archive.

Please note: Special Collections & University Archives (SC&UA) collects, preserves, and provides access to rare, valuable, and delicate collections of books, manuscripts, and institutional records. Materials located in SC&UA come from a broad range of sources and time periods. Some of these materials may contain offensive stereotypes, ideas, visuals, or language. Such materials serve as evidence of the era in which they were created, and are part of the historical record. Their presence should be viewed and considered within their historical context. They do not represent the views of the University of Northern University, the Library, or SC&UA, which strive to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Questions about this service?

Contact Jaycie Vos, University Archivist | (319) 273-6307


1227 W 27th Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
(319) 273-2838  |