ClinicalKey, Other Elsevier Resources Undergoing Maintenance, Saturday, August 1

All Elsevier products will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, August 1, beginning at 5:00 pm central time, until approximately 10:30 pm.

ClinicalKey will still be available, but individual log-ins, used to view PDFs and save content within ClinicalKey, will be unavailable.  HTML views of chapters and articles will still be available.

All other Elsevier resources, including journals and books accessed through the ScienceDirect platform and EMBASE, are expected to be unavailable.

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Hardin Undergoing Specialized Cleaning

cleaning liftThe “upper reaches” of Hardin Library will be undergoing deep-cleaning beginning June 15 and continuing until June 30.  A hydraulic lift has been brought into the library so that the upper ledges, windows, and vents can be reached.  Furniture may also be shifted for a day or two to allow access to the areas being cleaned. We are sorry for the noise and disruptions this will cause, but these areas of Hardin have not been cleaned for at least 15 years, so it needed to be done.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.

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Hardin Undergoing Specialized Cleaning

cleaning liftThe “upper reaches” of Hardin Library will be undergoing deep-cleaning beginning June 15 and continuing until June 30.  A hydraulic lift has been brought into the library so that the upper ledges, windows, and vents can be reached.  Furniture may also be shifted for a day or two to allow access to the areas being cleaned. We are sorry for the noise and disruptions this will cause, but these areas of Hardin have not been cleaned for at least 15 years, so it needed to be done.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.

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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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