Get Free Chocolate and Learn about Searching for Nutrition Information!

mast_brothers Attend any of the three upcoming workshops on locating information on nutrition topics and earn a chance to receive a free Mast Brothers chocolate bar!

  • Nutrition: Searching for Nutrition Subjects in PubMed.  Wednesday, March 25th, 1:00-2:oo pm, Hardin Library East Commons Classroom
  • Nutrition: Searching the Literature for Plant-Based Foods. Tuesday, March 31st, 9:00-10:00 am, Hardin Library East Commons Classroom
  • Everything You Need to Know about Food and Nutrition Searching in PubMed.  Wednesday, April 29, 10:00-11:00 am, Main Library LC-1105

The first ten people to arrive for each class (and stay until the end) will receive a Mast Brothers chocolate bar.*

Registration for the first two sessions held at Hardin Library is appreciated, but registration is not necessary for the the third session at Main Library.

*Studies have shown that dark chocolate can be a healthy supplement to your diet. For a recent article, see Latham LS, Hensen AK, Minor DS. Chocolate—guilty pleasure of healthy supplement? Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2014; 16(2): 101-6; doi: 10.111/jch.12223.

Try Out ScienceDirect’s Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences

ScienceDirect’s Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences contains trusted, peer-reviewed, comprehensive content from ScienceDirect’s reference works as curated by an editorial board led by Editor-in-Chief, Michael Caplan. Valuable for interdisciplinary research, it is designed for faster, more relevant browsing within the subject and beyond, with featured articles for quick, clear overviews, subject hierarchies to put everything in context, and guidance to lead researchers to related knowledge.  The trial runs until March 24, 2015.

Please send comments to Janna Lawrence.

Frustration with Scholarly Publishing

Julian Stirling, a post-doctoral researcher from Great Britain, recently published an angry blog post recounting his frustration with scientific publishers, touching on their lack of transparency, their perceived unwillingness to change, and copyright law.  Read it on his personal blog here.

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Embase Now Available

Embase, an important biomedical database, is now available for all University of Iowa users. Sometimes called the “European MEDLINE,” Embase is another resource for supporting evidence-based medicine, the creation of systematic reviews, and, particularly, pharmacology-related information.

Embase can be accessed from the Health Sciences Resources page.  For assistance in searching Embase, contact your Hardin liaison.

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From DNA to Beer: New Exhibit at Hardin

Hardin Library is currently hosting the exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.  This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

From DNA to Beer explores the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.  The National Library of Medicine’s description of the exhibit explains:

Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

The exhibit is located on Hardin Library’s 3rd floor, and will be on display through June 15, 2014.  More information about the exhibit is available from NLM at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/fromdnatobeer.

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NIH Public Access Compliance: Working with NCBI My Bibliography and Progress Reports

Do you have NIH-funded grants?  If so, this session, taught by Oliva Smith of the UI Office of Research, will show you how to use the NCBI My Bibliography module to manage citations of NIH-supported research publications, as well as look at how it is used in NIH RPPR electronic progress reports, as well as progress reports submitted on paper.

This session will be held in Hardin Information Commons West on Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  To register, email Oliva Smith at oliva-smith@uiowa.edu.

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AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy Changes

Last week, McGraw-Hill released new versions of AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy.  Because of this, some of the links to electronic books in the InfoHawk and Smart Search catalogs no longer work.  We are aware of this and are working to fix it.  In the meantime, if you are looking for a book whose link no longer works and you know you previously used it in either AccessMedicine or AccessPharmacy, you can go directly into the resource from the link under Popular Resources on Hardin’s home page.  Once you are in AccessMedicine or AccessPharmacy, click on Readings.  From the Readings page, you will see thumbnails of book covers, arranged alphabetically. Click on the cover of the book you are looking for to go into it.

At this point, we know of three  books which has been removed from AccessMedicine:

  • Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Orthopedics (Hardin owns this in print.  Call number RD 734 .C87 2006)
  • Current Diagnosis and Treatment Otolaryngology (We have ordered a print copy of this title, since electronic access is no longer feasible.)
  • Smith’s General Urology, 17th ed. (Hardin owns print of this edition and of the 18th edition, which is on Permanent Reserve.  Call number RC 871 .S5  2013)

If you have questions about these changes, please contact your liaison, or the Hardin Library Reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

ClinicalKey Now Available!

(We originally announced that ClinicalKey was available yesterday, but discovered some issues with it.  It seems to be running fine now, both on-campus and off, but if you have any problems, do not hesitate to contact us at 319-335-9151.)

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is now available through the Health Sciences Resources A-Z list, as well as through the All Databases A-Z list.  ClinicalKey will replace MDConsult in mid-January 2014, and includes most of the content currently in that resource, plus more.  All content can be searched through a single search box, or specific types of information can be selected from the top of the screen.

Clinical Key includes:

  • Over 1100 Elsevier biomedical books*
  • More than 500 journal titles*
  • Clinical monographs from First Consult
  • Procedures Consult content and videos
  • Practice guidelines
  • Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs
  • Patient education information

Although ClinicalKey can be used without individual registration, creating an account allows users to use special features, such as accessing PDFs of most book chapters (all books have HTML chapters), saving searches, and creating presentations using ClinicalKey content.

A ClinicalKey user guide is available at http://www.elsevier-data.de/ClinicalKey/ClinicalKey_user_guide.pdf.  ClinicalKey is available off-campus to UI students, faculty, and staff by logging in with your HawkID and password.  Questions?  Contact your liaison or the Hardin Library reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

*Records for books and journals will be available soon in the InfoHawk catalog and the Electronic Journals list.

 

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New Resource: ClinicalKey

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is now available through the Health Sciences Resources A-Z list, as well as through the All Databases A-Z list.  ClinicalKey will replace MDConsult in mid-January 2014, and includes most of the content currently in that resource, plus more.  All content can be searched through a single search box, or specific types of information can be selected from the top of the screen.

Clinical Key includes:

  • Over 1100 Elsevier biomedical books*
  • More than 500 journal titles*
  • Clinical monographs from First Consult
  • Procedures Consult content and videos
  • Practice guidelines
  • Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs
  • Patient education information

Although ClinicalKey can be used without individual registration, creating an account allows users to use special features, such as accessing PDFs of most book chapters (all books have HTML chapters), saving searches, and creating presentations using ClinicalKey content.

A ClinicalKey user guide is available at http://www.elsevier-data.de/ClinicalKey/ClinicalKey_user_guide.pdf.  ClinicalKey is available off-campus to UI students, faculty, and staff by logging in with your HawkID and password.  Questions?  Contact your liaison or the Hardin Library reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

*Records for books and journals will be available soon in the InfoHawk catalog and the Electronic Journals list.

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