Use EndNote Basic to manage references and help you write papers | Free workshop Wed., October 12, 1-2pm

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EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc.

EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote.

Our next session:
 Wednesday, October 12th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151 

Getting to Hardin

Tips on EndNote Basic

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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Civility on Trial: Nurses, Surgeons, and Medical Extremity in Civil War Hospitals | History of Medicine Lecture | Thurs., Oct. 27, 5:30pm

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Jane E. Schultz, Professor of English & Medical Humanitites, IUPUI

Jane E. Schultz, Professor of English & Medical Humanitites, IUPUI

“Civility on Trial” considers the clash of expectations that confronted surgeons and relief workers in military hospitals during the Civil War.

The spectacle of death that gripped the public imagination raised physicians’ professional status and brought medicine to the center of a cultural dialogue once reserved for the clergy, but did little to raise the prospects of nurses and other subordinate health workers.

Professor Schultz is the nation’s foremost historian of Civil War nurses and female hospital workers.  She has published books and articles on how gender and race shaped women’s Civil War experiences, medical humanities, and Civil War medicine and literature.

This lecture is sponsored by The History of Medicine Society and Iowa Women’s Archives.

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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Measure your scholarly impact | H-Index, Impact Factor, Eigenfactor | workshop Wed., Oct. 5, 11-12pm

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This class will teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

More information about H-Index
The h-index is an index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. J.E. Hirsch – http://www.pnas.org/content/102/46/16569

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Become proficient with PubMed | workshop Tuesday, Oct. 4, @1pm-2pm

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pubmed2PubMed 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.

Tuesday, October 4
1-2pm,   Hardin Library – Information Commons East

Register online for this or any of our other sessions.

 

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Sign Up for an ORCID iD–Your Research Identifier

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orcid1The UI Libraries, partnering with Information Technology Services, the Office of the Provost, the Division of Sponsored Programs, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance are leading an initiative to help all research active University of Iowa staff and faculty obtain an ORCID iD and/or link their existing identifier to their University of Iowa email address.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, platform agnostic registry of unique author identifiers. Many publishers, funders and academic institutions have already adopted ORCID and may be requiring its use in the near future.

Having an ORCID iD

  • makes your work discoverable by others
  • connects your research to you throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication
  • distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names
  • minimizes the time you spend filling out forms when submitting research or applying for grants
  • is being required by major journal publishers and funders
  • gives you access to an ImpactStory page (an altmetrics tool)

Click the green button below to sign up for your ORCID iD (Iowa Hawk ID and password required)

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To learn more about ORCiD at the UI, see the UI Libraries information page.

If you have any questions about ORCiD please contact your liaison.

Sample ORCID iD page

Sample ImpactStory

 

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Learn more about NCBI Molecular Data, NCBI Blast and EDirect | Workshops

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The University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library is hosting a series of National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) workshops in October 2016.  Dr. Peter Cooper and Dr. Wayne Matten, of NCBI will conduct the workshops that will be streamed and available in Room 401, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  No registration required.  Free and open to all.

Tuesday, 10/4, 8am-11am- Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Using the Integrated Entrez System and BLAST. This workshop provides an introduction to the NCBI molecular databases and how to access the data using the Entrez text-based search system and BLAST sequence similarity search tool. You will learn the varied types of available molecular data, and how to find and display sequence, variation, genome information using organism sources (Taxonomy), data sources (Bioproject) and emphasizing the central role of the gene as an organizing concept to navigate across the integrated databases (Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, dbSNP and other resources).

Wednesday, 10/5, 9 8am-11am- A Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST. This workshop highlights important features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using the NCBI BLAST service, the most popular sequence similarity service in the world. You will learn about useful but under-used features of the service. These include access from the Entrez sequence databases; the new genome BLAST service quick finder; the integration and expansion of Align-2- Sequences; organism limits and other filters; re-organized databases; formatting options and downloading options; and TreeView displays. You will also learn how to use other important sequence analysis services associated with BLAST including Primer BLAST, an oligonucleotide primer designer and specificity checker; the multiple protein sequence alignment tool, COBALT; and MOLE-BLAST, a new tool for clustering and providing taxonomic context for targeted loci sequences (16S, ITS, 28S). These aspects of BLAST provide easier access and results that are more comprehensive and easier to interpret.

Thursday, 10/6, 8am-11am- EDirect: Command Line Access to NCBI’s Biomolecular Databases. The EDirect suite of programs allows easy command line access for searching and retrieving literature (PubMed) and accessing NCBI’s biomolecular (Gene, Nucleotide, sequence databases, etc.) records. Its advantages include direct command-line access to NCBI’s databases without writing Perl or Python scripts, construction of custom pipelines for processing data, built-in batch access, and the ability to generate highly flexible custom output reports. During the optional first hour of this workshop (8-9 AM), you will get a basic introduction to the Unix/Linux command line interface. The main workshop (9am-11am) will cover how to use EDirect to set-up simple pipelines to retrieve and process data from PubMed, Gene, and the Nucleotide and Protein sequence databases. Access to EDirect installed in a Linux environment on a cloud service will be provided.

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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Nominate a librarian for UI Libraries Benton Award for Excellence

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The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of the Libraries or the University of Iowa.

The $1,500 award may be used to support professional development activity expenses for conferences or workshops in support of research projects and publications related to services, or it may be taken as a cash award.

Any member of the University of Iowa community may make a nomination, or self-nominations are accepted. The nomination form is available at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/admin/bentonaward/ .

Jennifer DeBerg, Users Services Librarian at Hardin Library, won the award in 2012.

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Find results faster with PubMed! | Free workshop Wed. September 21, 2-3pm

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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 Fall:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2-3pm  pubmed2
  • Tuesday, October 4, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 1-2pm

Register online.  Free and open to all!

Basic searching in PubMed tip sheet from Hardin Library

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