Learn How to Search for Systematic Reviews @Hardin Library this fall

In this advanced searching workshop, you will develop skills in

  • constructing subject searches
  • using advanced keyword search techniques
  • combining searches
  • saving searches
  • modifying search strategies in health science databases (like PubMed, Embase, or CINAHL)

This session may be of use to anyone is conducting a comprehensive literature review.  For those planning to publish a systematic review, consider attending The Nuts and Bolts of Systematic Reviews prior to this session.

Our next sessions:

Thursday, October 16, 11am-12pm Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, November 19, 10-11am Information Commons East, 2nd floor

Register online http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ or by calling 319-335-9151.

Cambus changes and street closures Friday, October 10 due to UI Homecoming Parade

2014 Iowa Corn Monument

Cambus will be re-routing East routes on Friday afternoon-early evening because of street closures caused by the University of Iowa Homecoming parade.  All routes will run, but the busses may be off schedule due to the re-routing.

Iowa City Transit will make the following changes on Friday:

  • The bus interchange will move from Washington and Clinton streets beginning at 6 a.m. until Saturday.
  • The last Northside Shuttle of the day will depart the alternate interchange on Court Street at 2:45 p.m. The Northside Shuttle will follow its normal route.
  •  The last Southside Shuttle will depart the alternate interchange on Court Street at 3:30 p.m.
  • After the Homecoming Parade on Friday, the Night Manville Heights and Night North Dodge bus routes will continue to detour due to the closure of Clinton Street between Jefferson Street and Washington Street for the UI Homecoming Pep Rally.
  • The outbound bus stops located at the intersections of Clinton and Jefferson and at Jefferson and Linn, and the inbound bus stops located at the intersections of Market and Linn and Clinton and Jefferson, will be out of service during the UI Homecoming events. Customers who normally use these stops can catch their buses at the bus interchange at the Old Capitol Mall.

Streets downtown will be closed to vehicle traffic along the parade route and staging area which is a couple block radius of the Old Capital.  Avoid driving through downtown from 3pm-9pm Friday.

 

 

Learn Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review @Hardin Library

This class will provide a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, with a focus on health sciences.

Topics will include the following:

  • 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
  • managing references

Our sessions this Fall:

Thursday, October 9, 12:00-1pm
Thursday, November 5, 10-11am

Register online:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/  or by calling 319-335-9151.

We are also offering sessions on searching for systematic reviews this fall.  See our entire class list.

Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, October 2014 – Crooke’s Description of the Body of Man, 1615

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HELKIAH CROOKE (1576-1635). Mikrokosmographia [Greek title transliterated]: A description of the body of man. London: Printed by William Jaggard, 1615.

Crooke received his medical degree from Cambridge and was prone to be a quarrelsome individual of sometimes dubious character, especially when financial matters were involved. He had several clashes with London’s College of Physicians over questions of ethical conduct.

The thirteen books of descriptive text were taken almost entirely from Bauhin’s Theatrum anatomicum.  Crooke made no secret of the fact that he took his text and illustrations from Bauhin and other material from Du Laurens. In his opening “Preface to the Chyrurgeons” he states: “My present worke is for the most part out of Bauhine for the History, Figures, and the seuerall Authors quoted in his Margents. The Controuersies are most what out of Laurentius. . . .”

The College of Physicians were disturbed because the book was to be in English and they felt the illustrations dealing with generation, conception, and reproduction were indecent, though many were taken from Vesalius. The College was unsuccessful in its attempts to have the book suppressed or altered before publication. The male and pregnant female on the title page may be an expression of Crooke’s defiance of their actions.

The book was the largest and most comprehensive English anatomy of its day, and was one of  the last English anatomies based on continental sources before the emergence of a truly English anatomical school.

 

Learn how to transition from RefWorks to EndNote @Hardin this Fall

link and graphic of endnoteAs the University of Iowa moves to EndNote as its official citation management solution, we at Hardin are here to help with the transition from RefWorks (or any other tool).  At this quick workshop, you will learn how to collect your citations and bibliographic data and then import it into EndNote.

 

 

Sessions this Fall at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Information Commons East 2nd floor:

 

  • Monday, October 6, 1:30-2pm
  • Tuesday, October 21, 12-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 4, 9-9:30am
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2:30-3pm
  • Thursday, November 20, 10:30-11am
  • Tuesday, December 9, 9:30-10am

Register online: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  Not sure you need it?  See our Guide to Citing Sources.

 

 

 

Searching for Nutrition Subjects in PubMed Class October 1 @Hardin

Performing nutrition-related searches in PubMed can be challenging. This hands-on session will examine the challenges and suggest techniques for doing better searches on topics related to nutrition, diet, and foods in general.
 
Since the class was taught in July, we at Hardin Library and our users have gotten access to Embase (“The European equivalent of PubMed”). Embase looks to be a big improvement over PubMed for nutrition searching, and a major focus of the class will be comparing the two databases.
 
The class will be taught by Janna Lawrence and Eric Rumsey, both of whom are experienced in searching nutrition and other subjects in PubMed (and learning Embase!).
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Location: East Information Commons, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Register online:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ or by calling 319-335-9151.

Introduction to Toxicology Resources @Hardin Library

The purpose of this session is to introduce you to various environmental health and toxicology resources found on the National Library of Medicine’s website. Learn about important resources such as the Household Products Database, TOXMAP and TOXNET. The resources discussed in this session will be of interest to the researcher/scientist, health professional and the general public.

Our free workshops this semester:

Wednesday, September 24, 3-4pm Hardin Library Information Commons East

Tuesday, December 2, 1-2pm Hardin Library Information Commons East

 

Register online or request a personal session, or call 319-335-9151 to register.

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