Learn to search patents, trademarks, and patent applications @Hardin Library on Tuesday, Feb. 24 11am-12pm

The purpose of this hands-on class is to introduce several resources found on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website that may be used to locate information on patents, trademarks and patent applications. Google’s patent searching feature  will be also be highlighted as a source for finding information on patents. Taught by Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library).

The workshop is on Tuesday, February 24th, 11am-12pm, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Want to do a systematic review? Learn how to start a literature search with our free workshops this Spring.

This class will provide a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review.
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, and
  • managing references.
Our sessions this Spring:

Register for this or our related class online or by calling 319-335-9151.  If the scheduled classes don’t work for you, you can also request a personal session.

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Learn to format references in APA Style with our free workshop @Hardin Tuesday, Feb. 10 1-2pm

Learn how to format your papers and references in American Psychological Association (APA) Style, version 6.

You will learn how to do basic formatting with APA style and how to apply APA formatting to journal, book, and web references.  Speed up your writing with our free workshop!

Tuesday, February 10th, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register for this or any of our other workshops online, or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Learn to gather and organize your references with our EndNote Desktop workshops this Spring

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. EndNote Desktop is available free for UI faculty, staff and graduate students.

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:

  • Wednesday, February 4th,  9am-10am
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 3pm-4pm
  • Wednesday, April 1, 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2pm-3pm

Register online or call 319-335-9151.  If none of these sessions work for you, you can request a personal session online.

For more information on EndNote Desktop, see our guide.


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Learn how to find results in PubMed with our free workshops

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences.

Learn how to use MeSH subject headings and use advanced techniques to find better results, faster.

Our sessions this semester:

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room : Gautier’s Anatomy

DAgotyImageJACQUES FABIAN GAUTIER D’AGOTY (1717-1785). Anatomie de la tête. Paris: Chez le sieur Gautier, M. Duverney, Quillau, 1748.

Gautier, a French printmaker, was an assistant to Le Blon and, like Ladmiral, claimed the color printing process as his own. Gautier published some ten collections of colored plates of various portions of the anatomy, and he was the first person to print anatomical plates in color on a large scale.

Choulant writes that “his anatomic illustrations . . . impress the critical observer with their arrogance and charlatanry and do not recommend themselves to the student of anatomy either for their faithfulness and reliability or for their technique” (Choulant-Frank, p. 270).

The dissections and preparations for the eight large figures in this atlas of the anatomy of the head were prepared by Joseph Guichard Du Verney, and some of the plates are among the most elaborate produced by Gautier, especially notable for the intricate network of blood vessels which are meticulously indicated by direct color printing.

This extremely rare work is an important piece of book and anatomic illustration.  You may view this work 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.

Transplant Library : new evidence-based infromation on solid organ transplantation

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has access to Transplant Library through June 30, 2015.

Transplant Library provides access to evidence-based information on all aspects of solid organ transplantation including:

  • Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from 1970-present
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of good quality from 2008
  • Expert reviews

Searching the Transplant Library does not require special skills so it may be used by clinicians, researchers and other related health professionals in organ transplantation.

If you have comments about Transplant Library, please send them to Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.



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Smart Search under maintenance

Smart Search will be undergoing maintenance for the next couple days, and results may be incomplete.  The repair may be finished by Sunday, January 18.  We will post an update when it is ready to use.

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