LIBRARY SERVICES: Paging Service and CIC borrowing

NEW PAGING SERVICE—Beginning January 4, 2016, you can request up to 10 items for pickup at the Main Library through our catalog. Please request materials before 12:00 a.m. midnight for pickup after 12:00 p.m. noon the following business day. Requests received on a Friday will be ready the next Monday.

UBorrow_Logo—When you have immediate need for items that are not available from the University of Iowa Libraries, search UBorrow. UBorrow enables you to find and request books directly from 15 major research libraries, with combined collections of more than 90 million volumes.

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It’s Love Your Data Week!




Valentine’s Day isn’t just for people – it is time to Love Your Data, too!

Love Your Data Week (LYD) is about recognizing the ways in which individuals and institutions can care for their data – by adopting consistent practices, and then modeling and implementing those practices. Federal funding agencies have more and more requirements with which researchers must comply. More public access to research results – including data – is one of those requirements. Love Your Data week will help researchers, libraries, and students look at how to be responsible stewards of their work.  The LYD website provides tips and tricks for managing research data, resources to help with data management, and daily activities. 

According to the LYD website, “Loving your data means investing in it, taking care of it for the future. Over the five day event, we will guide you through five activities to help get your data organized, secure, and ready for write-up, sharing and reuse.”

Each day of LYD week has a different theme:

  • Monday, Feb. 8: “Data: Keep It Safe”
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9: “It’s the 21st Century — Do You Know Where Your Data Is?”
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10: “What Did I Mean Here?”
  • Thursday, Feb. 11: “Give/Get Credit for Data”
  • Friday, Feb. 12: “Think Big: Transforming, Extending, Reusing Data.”

Involvement across social media platforms is encouraged, and to be involved in the conversation use #LYD16 for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For Pinterest use Resources to help you LYD, and The changing face of data.  Unsure about how best to get involved? Check out the logistical details link for all you need to know! Join in the conversation, share your experiences and connect with others in data management!

The University of Iowa Libraries also has a thorough Resource Data Services guide to help you with your data management. There is information on organizing and documenting your data, creating a data management plan and other resources. If you have any questions you may email Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, the Licthenberger Engineering  & Informatics Librarian at; Sara Sheib, University of Iowa Sciences Library Reference & Instruction Librarian at, or by emailing

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (#UIEngLib), and Pinterest to keep up-to-date on all our activities and resources.

Have fun checking out all the data resource management tools we have available and learn to Love Your Data!



Love Your Data. 2016.

Celebrate Love Your Data Week with Emory Libraries Feb. 8-12. February 2, 2016.  Emory Libraries & Information Technology. Emory University.

Libraries’ Love Your Data Week raises awareness among research universities. Feb. 5, 2016. Penn State News.

February Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | Henri de Mondeville


Henri De Mondeville

Henri De Mondeville (ca 1260- ca 1320). Chirurgie. Paris: Felix Alcan, 1892.

Mondeville was born in Normandy and studied medicine in Paris and Montpellier before going to Bologna.  Italian surgeons were at a much higher status than in France at this time.

Mondeville’s chief work, the Cyrurgia, was written between 1306-1320 and contains his basic teachings.  This encyclopedia includes Mondeville’s views and practices of medical ethics, anatomy, surgery, physiology, and therapeutics.

Mondeville advocated cleanliness in treating wounds and was opposed to the use of salves.  He believed suppuration hindered wound healing and routinely used ligation instead of cautery.

The Cyrurgia was not published until 1892, when Pagel, after studying manuscripts in Berlin, Erfurt, and Paris, published the original Latin text.

You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.

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from Chirurgie by Henri de Mondeville


Find relevant articles faster | PubMed workshops

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.
Our sessions this semester:


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Learn to write papers and articles faster with EndNote Desktop | Free workshops @Hardin Library

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing.
This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.
EndNote Desktop is available free for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Our sessions this semester:
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 10-11am

Register online  or by calling 319-335-9151.

EndNote X7 for MAC now works with Microsoft Word 2016

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endnote_logoGood news!  EndNote X7 for the Mac now works with Microsoft Word 2016.  When you open the desktop version of EndNote, it should tell you that that there is an update available, but you can also select Check for Updates in the EndNote X7 dropdown menu.  EndNote Basic (the online only version) will also prompt you to install the new Cite While You Write plug-in for Word.  Whether you are using the desktop or online version, you also need to have the latest version of Word 2016  (currently version 15.18) installed.

Once Word and EndNote are both updated, the EndNote Cite While You Write tools should appear as a tab in Word. The first time you launch Word 2016 after updating EndNote, you will be asked to “grant access” to an EndNote .plist file. Simply click Grant Access; you should not be asked this again.

More information about the update, including some troubleshooting in case the tools do not automatically appear in Word, can be found at  More information about updating Word, with a more complete explanation about “granting access,” is at

If you have questions about EndNote, please contact your Library Liaison or Janna Lawrence.

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Learn how to write a systematic review | Free workshops


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

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.

 Thursday, February 4th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor 

Step two-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching

This class focuses on  tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a 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.

 Thursday, February 18th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online or by calling 319-335-9151.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC 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 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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