ClinicalKey available for iOS and Android mobile devices


ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1100 medical texts published by Elsevier, articles from more than 500 journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts. Users must log in to (free for UI affiliates) personal accounts to download PDFs.

1. Open the App Store on your mobile device.
2. Search for “ClinicalKey” and install at no charge.
3. Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey.
4. Enter your username and password used for accessing PDFs.
If you do not have a username and password yet, follow steps 5-7.
5. Go to
6. Click on the Register link at the top right of the screen.
7. Create a personal account using your Iowa email.
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Authors workshop on scholarly publishing, rights, NIH public access | Thursday, Feb. 25, 11am-12pm

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library
Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library

The NIH Public Access Policy, which assures that all articles arising from NIH-sponsored research are freely available within a year after publication, is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes in the scholarly publishing.

Participants will learn more about these trends and to discuss experiences with publishing.

Workshop is  Thursday, February 25th, 11a-12p – East Commons, 2nd Floor.

Register online for this and our other workshops or by calling 319-335-9151.


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Gender, Memory & Authority in the Early Modern Medical Print Marketplace | Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30pm

Elizabeth Yale

Elizabeth Yale, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Center for the Book, will give a talk on
Gender, Memory, and Authority in the Early Modern Medical Print Marketplace.
Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:30pm
2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) map

school of phylickIn 17th and early 18th-century Britain, medical practitioners, whether physicians, midwifes, apothecaries, or self-trained purveyors of astrological, chemical, and herbal remedies, built their careers out of a diverse range of activities.

They treated patients, made and sold medicines, wrote and published books, built collections of books and curiosities, and engaged in related scientific activities, such as natural history, chemistry, and experimental philosophy.

This talk will examine how and why medical practitioners engaged with print publication. Considering, in particular, cases of posthumous publication, Dr. Yale asks: how did medical practitioners establish (or attempt to establish) authority and authorship in the medical print marketplace?

This talk is sponsored by The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society, and is free and available to all.

Parking?  Use the Newton Road Ramp.

Cambus?  Take Pentacrest Route Bus to MERF/Newton Road Ramp

Donate to History of Medicine Society at UI

Scopus & Web of Science | Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 16 10am

Web of science

Scopus and Web of Science databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact. Most citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus.

This hands-on session will demonstrate:

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:
Tuesday, February 16th, 10-11a – East Commons

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.  If this time doesn’t work for you, you may also request a personal session online.

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February Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | Henri de Mondeville


Henri De Mondeville

Henri De Mondeville (ca 1260- ca 1320). Chirurgie. Paris: Felix Alcan, 1892.

Mondeville was born in Normandy and studied medicine in Paris and Montpellier before going to Bologna.  Italian surgeons were at a much higher status than in France at this time.

Mondeville’s chief work, the Cyrurgia, was written between 1306-1320 and contains his basic teachings.  This encyclopedia includes Mondeville’s views and practices of medical ethics, anatomy, surgery, physiology, and therapeutics.

Mondeville advocated cleanliness in treating wounds and was opposed to the use of salves.  He believed suppuration hindered wound healing and routinely used ligation instead of cautery.

The Cyrurgia was not published until 1892, when Pagel, after studying manuscripts in Berlin, Erfurt, and Paris, published the original Latin text.

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.

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from Chirurgie by Henri de Mondeville


Find relevant articles faster | PubMed workshops

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 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:


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Learn to write papers and articles faster with EndNote Desktop | Free workshops @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.
EndNote Desktop is available free for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Our sessions this semester:
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 10-11am

Register online  or by calling 319-335-9151.

EndNote X7 for MAC now works with Microsoft Word 2016

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endnote_logoGood news!  EndNote X7 for the Mac now works with Microsoft Word 2016.  When you open the desktop version of EndNote, it should tell you that that there is an update available, but you can also select Check for Updates in the EndNote X7 dropdown menu.  EndNote Basic (the online only version) will also prompt you to install the new Cite While You Write plug-in for Word.  Whether you are using the desktop or online version, you also need to have the latest version of Word 2016  (currently version 15.18) installed.

Once Word and EndNote are both updated, the EndNote Cite While You Write tools should appear as a tab in Word. The first time you launch Word 2016 after updating EndNote, you will be asked to “grant access” to an EndNote .plist file. Simply click Grant Access; you should not be asked this again.

More information about the update, including some troubleshooting in case the tools do not automatically appear in Word, can be found at  More information about updating Word, with a more complete explanation about “granting access,” is at

If you have questions about EndNote, please contact your Library Liaison or Janna Lawrence.

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Learn how to write a systematic review | Free workshops


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

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.

 Thursday, February 4th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor 

Step two-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching

This class focuses on  tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a 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.

 Thursday, February 18th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online or by calling 319-335-9151.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC 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 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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2 Minute Medicine now available


2mm2 Minute Medicine is now available from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Go to AccessMedicine, and look under Readings.

2 Minute Medicine®  provides concise, curated, and authoritative medical reports of breaking medical literature as well as seminal studies in medicine.  Practicing healthcare professionals write these reports.

Topics include chronic disease, emergency, imaging and intervention, oncology, preclinical studies, and public health.

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