HSTalks: The Business and Management Collection – Trial ends 31 December 2016

The Business and Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes.

Please send additional comments to Kimberly Bloedel.

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Memorial Day Weekend schedule | Library closed Saturday, 9/3 and Monday, 9/5


The Hardin Library will have different hours this weekend because of the home football game and the Labor Day Federal Holiday.

Saturday, September 3 CLOSED (home football game)
Sunday, September 4 12pm-9pm (shorter hours)
Monday, September 5 CLOSED (US holiday)
Tuesday, September 6 7:30am-Midnight (regular hours resume)

24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Apply for access at the 3rd floor desk.

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Use EndNote Basic to import citations, build reference lists | free workshop Thurs. Sept. 1 @Hardin Library


EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc.

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote.

Our sessions this Fall:
Thursday, September 1st, 2:00 – 3:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)
Wednesday, October 12th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

Getting to Hardin

Tips on EndNote Basic

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 contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9871.


First Folio the book that gave us Shakespeare | exhibit and events begin

University of Iowa Libraries’ Gallery will host the only stop in the state of Iowa for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio.

First Folio will be on display at the Main Library Gallery from August 29 through September 25, 2016.  Location and hours

Many events are scheduled throughout both the campus and community in celebration of the event.  Complete information available online.

Organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the tour is produced in association with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association. First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare offers a rare glimpse of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most significant books, as it visits all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Many of Shakespeare’s plays were not published during his lifetime. The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. It was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death. Two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors compiled 36 of his plays, hoping to preserve them for future generations. Without it, we would not have 18 of Shakespeare’s plays, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, and As You Like It. All 18 appear for the first time in print in the First Folio.


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Shakespeare At Iowa Items Under Wraps

Friday, August 26, 2016

20160811_084533We’re keeping everything under wraps for the opening day of the Shakespeare First Folio and Shakespeare At Iowa Exhibit. As items were prepared for the exhibit, they were wrapped so not even staff could take a peek. Here some of the books are sitting in front of their individually crafted cradles. All items are now in place and will be on view this Monday, August 29. The First Folio will be here from August 29 – September 25.

Come visit the exhibit, enjoy the items on display and take a moment to notice the cradles that were created by our conservation staff. More information at http://shakespeare.lib.uiowa.edu/

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Public access to NASA-funded research


NASA made an exciting announcement this week. It’s launching a new research portal to provide free public access to the data and publications resulting from NASA-funded research. The portal points to two new services.

The first, called “NASA’s Data Portal” is a catalog of publicly available datasets, APIs, and visualizations. You can use it to explore by category, or search to find a specific dataset.

The second service, called “PubSpace“, will provide free public access to peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications resulting from NASA-funded research. It is an extension of PubMed Central (PMC), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and operated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). PubSpace will be fully functional in Fall 2016.

If you have question or would like to learn more about accessing federally-funded research data or publications, please contact the Sciences Library.

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Ethnic NewsWatch INCLUDING HISTORY COLLECTION – Trial ends 23 September 2016

Ethnic NewsWatch includes journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

(NB: The UI Libraries currently has a subscription to Ethnic NewsWatch without the historical content.)

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Hardin News 2016-08-24 21:03:40


Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is currently seeking a Biomedical Sciences Librarian who will serve as a liaison to biomedical research programs, centers, and departments in order to develop library partnerships in support of their research. Examples of groups that the Biomedical Sciences Librarian will liaise with include the departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Physiology at the Carver College of Medicine, the Biomedical Science PhD Program, and interdisciplinary programs in genetics, neuroscience, obesity, and human toxicology.

This Specialist Librarian position requires an MLS and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a science-oriented library. For more information including salary range, see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/69615 .  Applications will be accepted through September 18, 2016.

For questions or to recommend someone, please contact Janna Lawrence (janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu), Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

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Look at What is Happening in the Engineering Library!

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Imagine! Tinker! Design! Create!

We’re Having an Open House! 


The Oculus Rift and one of the two new 43” (4K) quad monitors!

We are having an Open House on September 8 from 2:30 to 4:30! Come celebrate and explore our new Creative Space!  You’ll have a chance to enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the new equipment. We are excited to be collaborating with the Engineering Technological Centers to provide this exciting new Creative Space!

New equipment includes:

Matter and Form 3D Scanner!

  • 3D Scanners: Matter & Form; Sense 3D; Structor for iPad; Xbox Kinect
  • Virtual Reality Station: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset; Leap Motion Controller
  • 3D Cameras: 360fly 4K & RICOH Theta
  • 2 Collaboration Tables: each with 43” (4K) quad monitor; stationary computer; laptop jacks
  • Modeling Station: 4 Computers; Leap Motion Controllers; Wacom Drawing Tablets; 3D Modeling Software
  • Tool Library: Canon PowerShot Camera; Tape Measure; Screwdrivers; Light Meters; Webcam; Creative Boxes; other Technology Tools; Hand Tools; Measuring Tools; and LabQuest Equipment.

Updated Study Spaces! We have updated our 43 individual study carrels – they are now equipped with electrical outlets, so you can be sure all your electronics stay powered up. There will also be individual lights installed on each carrel! And don’t forget we have 2 scanners, ITS computers, gamer chairs, bean bag chairs, and group study tables. We have 2 group study pods – Pod 1 is equipped with MediaScape. And the group study pods will now have electronic reservation systems! Our lower level is a dedicated quiet space – we have a space for all your study needs!

Tool Library Additions! We now have cables and chargers in our Tool Library along with the Creative Space specialty tools!  We have 30 pin to VGA, 30 pin wall charger, lightning wall charger, micro USB wall charger and more! Check here for a complete look at what is available to check out!

Wondering how long you can check out any of our many resources – including the Tool Library – check our circulation policy webpage!

Front_SpineE-Books on the Bookshelves!
A pilot project is making our e-book resources accessible on our bookshelves!
  • Each e-book has a book-sized plastic case shelved by call number.
  • Each case has spine label, and both front and back covers
  • There is a QR code on the spine
  • NFC tag on the back cover
  • Inside the case are info sheets which may be taken by the user. The information includes title, call number, and web address.

New and Updated Resources!!

Over 100 years of history, IHS Jane’s is the most trusted & respected public source of defense and security information in the world. Jane’s is available only to On-Campus Users. Our subscription includes:
  • Jane’s Aero-Engines
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Development & Production
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft in Service
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Unmanned
  • Jane’s Fighting Ships
We now have 800 synthesis lectures which are 50-100 page electronic books with in-depth analysis of a current topic in 22 different areas including:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science


  • 2016 Editions now available In our reference section (non-circulating)
  • Provides construction cost estimates, including: City Cost Indexes; Crew Composition; Labor; Profit Rates; Materials; Facilities Repair; Productivity Rates; and Green Building
Current Protocols
Protocols are presented in a “recipe” style providing step-by-step descriptions of procedures which you can take to the lab and immediately apply in your own research.

MIT Books

  • More than 650 ebooks from MIT Press dating back as far as 1943
  • approximately 65% of titles in computing-related fields, such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, and computer programming

Springers Material

  • Providing access to numerical and graphical data on the properties of materials
  • Search by elements, structure, or corrosion
Provides access to over 175,000 continuously updated technical reports. Subjects include aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicles. The reports date bask as far as 1906.
And, as always, Kari Kozak, Head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library and Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian are here to answer your questions!

Want to see the number of how the Engineering Library did last year? Check out this infographic!

So many exciting things are happening here! And so many more exciting things to come!

M-Th: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Welcome back to campus – we look forward to seeing you!!