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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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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Clinical mobile apps | Technology Tour & Meet Up | Wednesday Feb. 15, 2-3pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons) 

Matt Regan, Clinical Education Librarian

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time to meet up?  See what we have available free for you from the library on our guide!  (UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, John Hopkins ABX, FirstConsult and more!)

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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Evolution of University of Iowa Urology Department 1915-1949 | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Feb. 23

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to a lecture by Charles Hawtrey, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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Charles Hawtrey, MD

The Evolution of University Urology as a Reflection of University Priorities  

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30pm-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

Dr. Hawtrey will review trends in the Urology Department and the University, focusing on 1915-1949, the Alcock Era.    He will highlight the impact of the Flexner Report, changes in university buildings and the evolution of teaching and research practice.

Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events.

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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University Hospital opened in 1899. This building is now called Seashore Hall.

 

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Pietro D’Abano | February 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

Pietro D’Abano painting by Justus van Gent

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.
Pietro d’Abano was an influential man of his time. A Paduan physician, philospher and astrologer, he was in demand for lectures and teaching.  Dante was among his pupils. For his heretical views he ran afoul of the Inquisition, but died before he could be executed.

The Conciliator is his greatest work. d’Abano presents the scattered medical knowledge, particularly from the Arabic and Grecian schools, in a series of questions with answers from both schools of thought.  d’Abano wanted truth to emerge and contradictions be resolved.  Among his important views presented in this book : air has weight, the heart is the source of veins and arteries, and that the brain is the source of nerves which convey sensation. The Library’s copy is decorated with two fine gilt and colored initials.

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.

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.

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Pietro D’Abano | February 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

Pietro D’Abano painting by Justus van Gent

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.
Pietro d’Abano was an influential man of his time. A Paduan physician, philospher and astrologer, he was in demand for lectures and teaching.  Dante was among his pupils. For his heretical views he ran afoul of the Inquisition, but died before he could be executed.

The Conciliator is his greatest work. d’Abano presents the scattered medical knowledge, particularly from the Arabic and Grecian schools, in a series of questions with answers from both schools of thought.  d’Abano wanted truth to emerge and contradictions be resolved.  Among his important views presented in this book : air has weight, the heart is the source of veins and arteries, and that the brain is the source of nerves which convey sensation. The Library’s copy is decorated with two fine gilt and colored initials.

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.

PIETRO d’ABANO (1250-1315?). Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, for Thomas de Tarvisio, 1476.

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Health News from the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) Office @Hardin Library | February 2017

The GMR Office is using its Facebook page to help members make connections between health news and available National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources and databases.

Health news is presented to us daily and the GMR Office hopes to increase health literacy by linking these current health issues to a variety of resources to help its members get the most out of their healthcare.

NPR published “Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve,” which stated that about 44 million Americans are unpaid family caregivers, such as parents, children, and spouses caring for their elderly, sick, or disabled loved ones. The article mentions that many of these family caregivers don’t receive enough training to properly provide care.

The GMR Office posted the article to its Facebook page and directed readers to NLM 4 Caregivers, a collection of over 16 health databases from the specialized information services branch of the NLM and NIH. These include ClinicalTrials.gov to help caregivers find and research clinical trials; Pillbox, which can help caregivers identity unlabeled or lost medications; and the Drug Information Portal to help caregivers look up side effects, the manufacturer’s drug label, and references to the drug in scientific journals.

Many consumers aren’t aware of the vast variety of free and trusted health resources available through the NLM, but the GMR hopes to remind its members of their existence, one news story at a time.

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Need help organizing your citations and writing papers? | EndNote Desktop workshops this Spring @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.

Our sessions this semester:
Thursday, February 2nd, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
Thursday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

EndNote Desktop is available FREE from the UI Libraries to all graduate students, faculty and staff.  Download your own copy.

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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Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff: Be more efficient with PubMed | Free workshops!

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 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:
Tuesday, January 24th, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons)
Thursday, February 9th, 10:00am-11:00am (East Information Commons)
Wednesday, March 1st, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons)
Monday, April 3rd, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons)

Register online for any of our open workshops!

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