Get started with a systematic review with our workshops this Spring

Are you interested in conducting a systematic review? We have two workshops to help you get started.

Step one-
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review         

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Jennifer Deberg, User Services Librarian, Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing

This class provides a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, including:

    • standards and criteria to consider
    • establishing a plan
    • registering a protocol,
    • developing a research question,
    • determining where to search
    • identifying search terms
    • reporting search strategies, and managing references.

 Tuesday, February 28, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Step two-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching for the Health Sciences

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a health sciences systematic review. Topics include

    • techniques for developing search strategies
    • deciding which databases to search
    • how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
    • selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies
    • saving and organizing references.

Tuesday, March 7, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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DIY: Light Up The Night At Your Formal!

Spring is right around the corner – those spring dances and formals aren’t far behind! Are you looking for the perfect, unique, attention-getting outfit? How about a DIY project?

Want your dress or suit to sparkle and light up the party? Make: Wearable Electronics will help you learn how to incorporate LED lights in your clothes. LilyPad was designed specifically for e-textiles and clothing and we have one in our Tool Library! It has all you need to get started!

Starboards are flexible circuits that can be sewn directly into garments. Creator Meredith Scheff also offers low resistance (2.5 ohms per yard) solderable conductive thread. It is a conductive thread that is also solderable and it strong enough to be used like regular sewing thread. Need to solder? We now have soldering irons in our Tool Library!

Space Face LED Galaxy Makeup

Wear Space Face Galaxy Light Up Makeup, inspired by the constellation Cassiopeia, and you could be the star of the evening. This spacey headpiece uses 5 FLORA NeoPixels.  Make: Wearable Electronics has an example to help you get started using this versatile module. It is wearable, sewable, easily wired, individually addressable, ultra-bright, multicolored LEDs – what’s not to love?

Butterfly Dress designed by Alexander Reeder

 

Or make that statement wearing a dress with butterflies that actually flap their wings. If you are interested in wearable tech that utilizes motors, both Make: Wearable Electronics and Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists can help you learn to do just that!

 

Caution Tape Dress from HC : Her Campus

 

How about ABC (Anything But Clothes)? Perhaps the ultimate DIY clothing project? Found objects around the house can be combined into a one-of-a-kind outfit! Want some ideas to jump-start your creativity? How about garbage bags, balloons, shower curtains, sheets, cardboard boxes, and candy wrappers? A caution tape dress? Use your LilyPad skills to add warning lights. And, there is always the always-versatile duct tape, too! Check out Season 7 of Mythbusters for information about adhesion….

 

Whatever bright idea you have about that special outfit for that special dance – we’ve got the resources – information on everything from circuits and batteries to conductive materials and how to make your one-of-a-kind ideas wearable!

Resources:

Hartman, Kate. 2014. Make : wearable electronics. Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media. Engineering Library QA76.592 .H37 2014

Lichtenberger Engineering Library. Tool Library.

Bonnington, Christina. May 29, 2011. Light Up Your Life with LEDs, Sewable Circuitry. Wired .

Ho-To: Space Face LED Galaxy Makeup. Make

It’s what’s inside the breadboard that counts (hint: it’s and Arduino). Sparkfun

Roberts, Dustyn. 2011. Making things move : DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists. New York : McGraw-Hill. Engineering Library TJ147 .R56 2011

MythBusters. Season 7. 2011. Engineering Library Circulation Desk Video Record 37153 DVD

Anything But Clothes Party Ideas. Sept. 22, 2009. Craftster

Shore, Alex. Oct. 24, 2014. 5 ABC (Anything But Clothes) Halloween Costume Ideas. Her Campus at Emerson .

 

Other Resources:

Pedersen, Isabel. 2013. Ready to wear : a rhetoric of wearable computers and reality-shifting media. Anderson, South Carolina : Parlor Press. Engineering Library QA76.592 .P43 2013

 

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New Exhibit: Library Technology Through the Years

Library Technology Through the Years

The Sciences Library has a new exhibit, relating to this semester’s theme: Our Lives Online. The exhibit, “Library Technology Through the Years”, showcases items from the University Archives collection that have been made obsolete by new forms of media and online streaming. In our cases, you’ll find an antique typewriter, an Edison phonograph record, a Barbara Streisand 8-track, an Asteroids Atari game cartridge, and so much more. Check out our exhibit and take a walk down memory lane! How many of the items do you remember?

Library Technology Through the Years Library Technology Through the Years

 

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Faculty and Scholars: learn to measure your scholarly impact | Workshop Thurs., Feb. 23, 1-2pm @Hardin Library

Scopus and Web of Science databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact, with a focus on health sciences. Most citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus.

This hands-on session will demonstrate:

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Xiaomei Gu, Clinical Education Librarian, Adjunct Faculty in Pharmacy

1) how to quickly find the articles you need for you research or systematic review in each database
2) how to track an article’s cited and citing references in each database
3) how to find journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science
4) how to determine an author’s H-index using Scopus.

Our next session is:
Thursday, February 23, 1-2pm, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register online.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Researchers | workshop on data management planning | Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-3pm @Hardin Library

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

As a result of recent requirements to expand public access to the results of federally funded research, researchers in all disciplines are required to “better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded research.”

The purpose of this workshop is to explain research data management and its importance, help identify some common data management issues, and learn about best practices and resources that are available to assist researchers.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2:00-3:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online.  No time for class?  Get help from the libraries research data services.

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Special Collections News 2/16/2017

Portrait of Janet WeaverNews of Interest: Prairie Pop: NPR’s Codrescu breaks down Dadaism’s ongoing influence [Little Village feature about Adrei Codrescu’s talk at UI Libraries on Saturday] http://littlevillagemag.com/prairie-pop-nprs-codrescu-breaks-down-dadaisms-ongoing-influence/  Exploring Dada: Anti-war art movement on display at […]
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Love Your Data Week

It’s Love Your Data Week! A five-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Did you know there are resources on campus to help you create a management plan to store, organize, document, share, and preserve your research data? Research Data Services can help!

If you have questions about any of the services described above, please contact us for assistance. And make sure to stop by one of the campus libraries this week for candy and a bookmark!image of candy

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