Free webinar on Team-Based Learning | Wed. November 9, 1-2:30pm

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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will host the Medical Library Association’s webinar, Don’t Flip Out! Exploring Team-Based Learning on Wednesday, November 9th, 1:00-2:30 pm in Room 401 Hardin Library.

Presenter Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri–Columbia

Presenter Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri–Columbia

Explore common (and not so common) learning theories, how they’ve influenced us and how we can use them to design our teaching.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • define instructional design and learning theory
  • distinguish among the schools of learning theory
  • identify and adapt a theory that best fits their values and students
  • draft an instructional plan using a learning theory

If you plan to attend, please register online.  No charge for attending.  Questions?  Contact Matt Regan.

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 Matt Regan at 319-384-1407.

 

 

 

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Open Access Week | Guest Post by Leonardo Marchini, DDS, MSD, PhD Preventative and Community Dentistry

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During Open Access week (October 24-30, 2016) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. marchini_leo_051716_200x300_0

 Leonardo Marchini, DDS, MSD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventative and Community Dentistry.

See his Iowa Research Online deposited publications here.

I consider open access publishing a better way to share research findings, since by removing the financial barrier to access it allows for a larger audience to read and use the findings worldwide. It also allows for authors to share their publications more widely, by promoting it in research oriented social media and e-mailing it to groups of researchers in the same field, allowing for even more exposure.

However, most journals in my research field are not open access. In a recent work with a broader focus, I searched for a journal capable of reaching a larger audience and then selected an open access Journal with a higher than average impact factor in my field. The submission process happened as usual, and the peer review was intense, but the manuscript was accepted after a couple review rounds.

However, the publication fees for this journal would be a problem if I was not supported by the UI Libraries Open Access Fund. My experience with the Open Access Fund was amazing! I applied and got funded really fast!

Since then the article has been published and received great attention from the scientific community in many countries, as we had a lot of comments and requests for additional information through channels that would not be available for non-open access articles, like researcher networks. I hope it will reflect in more citations in the near future.

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#1DayforIowa | Giving Day! | Wednesday, October 26

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Today’s the day!  Join 119 other donors who give to Hardin Library @uiowa.

Give now.

Your donations help us serve health sciences students, faculty and staff as well as provide outreach and information to residents and health professionals in the state of Iowa.  Your donations also paid for remodeling and adding group study rooms on the 3rd Floor.

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Open Access Week | Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D., Microbiology

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By Willow Fuchs

During the month of Open Access week (October 24-30, 2016) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access.  We appreciate their contributions.

The first guest post is by Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Microbiology.  okeoma

See her Iowa Research Online deposited publications here.

Open access (OA) literally means making literature available to researchers, teachers, journalists, policy makers, and the general public without barriers. Without the open access mechanism, readers or consumers of scientific findings would face price and permission barriers for the use of research findings.

For authors like me, OA provides unlimited access to our work to anyone regardless of their geographic location. The benefits are optimal dissemination of intellectual findings, rigorous peer and public discourse, and increased citations. Above all, OA provides an author maximum visibility and impact for research findings. As authors benefit from publishing OA, so do institutions.

Of course OA publishing is not without a cost to authors because OA publishers charge fees to cover costs. However, the cost of publishing may be covered by grants to authors, or by government and/or institutional subsidies depending on the country and institution. For example, the University of Iowa is a huge proponent of OA publishing. The University through the Office of the Provost and University Libraries provides funds to cover the fees for OA publishing; http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/scholarly_publishing/OAfund. So when next you think of publishing, think OA. Try it and you will find being “OPEN” truly rewarding.

Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D

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Google Scholar | Change settings to find full-text articles

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In order to find full-text articles, please change some settings in Google Scholar.   This change is necessary due to the libraries moving to a new electronic management system called UILink.

1. Please use the library link to Google Scholar, so you can be identified as a University of Iowa affiliate. 
http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/GoogleSch

2.  Click on Settings in Google Scholar.

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3.  Select Library links and uncheck boxes under the search bar

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4. Type Iowa into the search bar and select The University of Iowa – ViewIt@UILink and Save

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5. After you complete a search in Google Scholar, you should see a results screen like this.  Click on ViewIt@UILink  to view full-text article.

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If you need help, please contact us.

 

 

 

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NCBI: Searching for Gene, Nucleotide Sequences & Protein Information | Workshop Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2-3pm

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Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins?

Wondering which database you should always start with? Would you like to learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records in other databases?

Do you know about PubMed’s Gene Sensor? Are you familiar with the concept of linear navigation? Learn all of these tips and more in this session that is designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information.

Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time:
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:
Hardin Library – Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

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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Vieussens, Neurographia Universalis | October 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room

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RAYMOND VIEUSSENS (1641-1715?). Neurographia universalis. Lyons: Apud Joannem Certe, 1685

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The son of a French army officer, Vieussens provided his own support, studying philosophy at Rhodez and medicine at Montpellier. As physician to the hospital of Saint Eloy in Montpellier,performed over five hundred postmortem examinations.  He made a number of anatomical discoveries during these exams.

This well-illustrated compendium of the anatomy of the nervous system is based on these examinations and provides the most complete description of the brain and spinal cord to appear during the seventeenth century.

Vieussens was one of the first anatomists to dissect out the internal capsule, corona radiata, cerebral peduncles, and the pyramidal fasiculi of the pons. The twenty-two folding copperplates, printed on fine, thin paper, are in excellent condition in this copy.

brain_transverse_section_of_cerebral_hemisphere__wellcome_l0002346You 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.

Manage References, Save Full-Text Articles with EndNote Desktop | Workshop Oct. 13, 10-11am

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endnote_logoEndNote 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.

EndNote can also store full-text articles if the library has an electronic subscription.  The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

EndNote Desktop is available free to faculty, staff and graduate students from ITS.

Our next session:
Thursday, October 13, 10am-11am (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor)

No time for class?  See our guide to EndNote Desktop.

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.

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Workshop on Open Access Publishing & Identifying Predatory Publishers | Thurs., Oct. 13, 1-2pm

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This session will provide information about open access publishing, detail the reasons for the open access publishing movement, and describe key elements of predatory publishers.

A process often used by UI Librarians to critically evaluate the quality of open access journals will be shared, to allow participants to improve their skills/efficiency with appraisal. Information about open access mandates will be included, as well as an overview of how the UI Libraries Open Access Fund works.

Thursday, October 13th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

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.

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