Learn to use American Psychological Association (APA) Style @Hardin Library | Feb. 3, 12-1p

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apa coverThe Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) provides guidelines for formatting papers/manuscripts followed by nursing and most allied health sciences disciplines.
In this hands on session, you will have the opportunity to learn basic rules of APA formatting as well as gain experience applying APA formatting to journal, book, and web references.
Our next session is
Register online.
The easiest way to get to the Hardin Library is to take Pentacrest Cambus and get off at the VA Loop stop.

Hardin Open Workshops | Be there! |Learn EndNote Basic and More


Learn something new or how to save time with Hardin Library’s Open Workshops.
EndNote Basic  is free web-based citation management software.  You can organize and format your references for papers or articles.

Our sessions this semester:

Tuesday, January 26, 2-3pm
Thursday, March 10, 10-11am

Register for either session online.

This semester we are offering workshops on CINAHL, APA Style, EMBASE, PubMed, Patents, Nutrition, and more.  Register for a workshop or request a personal session.

No time for a class?  Need to start right now?  Try our guide.

New journals in Emergency Medicine, Urology, Psychiatry available in ClinicalKey




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Injections, Itches & Institutions: Rural Medicine in Iowa 1910-1950 | Lecture Thursday, Jan. 28 5:30pm

Clara Skott
Jennifer Gunn

Jennifer Gunn

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and Iowa Women’s Archives present Jennifer Gunn, History of Medicine Endowed Professor, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota.  Dr. Gunn’s talk is titled “Injections, Itches, and Institutions: The Experience of Rural Medicine in Iowa, 1910-1950.”

Thursday, January 28
2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)

Clara Skott was an Iowa farm wife living in South Dakota during the 1918 influenza pandemic.  She received a series of injections to save off the flu.  In 1918, the hypodermic needle was a symbol of modern medical practice.

Iowa doctors’ ledger books show hypos were a staple of their treatments.  The records do not always indicate what was in the hypo.  Clara was given a homegrown influenza vaccine.  Some patients received barbiturates, vitamins, or placebos.  $1.00 per injection was beyond the reach of many Iowans.

Gunn will explore county doctors’ practices and the range of ways rural Iowans handled health issues in the first half of the 20th century.

Clara Skott

Clara Skott

Parking?  Use the Newton Road Ramp.  Cambus?  Take Pentacrest Route Bus to MERF/Newton Road Ramp stop.

For more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate see http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed/index.html.

Donate to Iowa Women’s Archives


Welcome Back Students – Spring semester hours

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image by wokandapix @pixabay

image by wokandapix @pixabay

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is now open until Midnight Sunday-Thursday.
A 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  If you would like access to the 24-hour study, please apply for access at the 3rd floor service desk.

Complete hours available online.

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Use libraries One Button Studio to record what social justice means to you | Just Living Theme Semester

Just Living, the University of Iowa’s Spring 2016 Theme Semester on social justice, will explore values, beliefs, and positioning by examining our past and looking to our future.  Main and Hardin Libraries are partnering with the Just Living theme semester committee on a video project using the library One Button Studios.   Throughout the spring semester students, faculty, staff and community members can use the One Button Studio to record themselves speaking about what social justice means to them.

Prompts for your video:

  • What does social justice mean to you?
  • How are you Just Living?
  • Why do you need social justice?

At the end of each month, videos created will be combined and displayed on the Just Living website. 

Hardin Library will have a table staffed with someone from the Writing Center and someone from the Speech Center, someone to assist using the studio, and free popcorn on Friday, January 22, from 11am-1pm.

Future  events include:

  • ​Tuesday, February 22nd from 4-6pm at the Main Library
  • Thursday, March 10th from 11am-1pm at the Main Library
  • Wednesday, April 20th from 4-6pm at Hardin Library

Hardin Library’s One Button Studio is open whenever the Hardin Library is open.  You can reserve studio time online.

January 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @ Hardin Library | Charles Estienne (1504-1564)

Charles Estienne (1504-1564). De dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres. : Apud Simonem Colinaeum, 1545.

Charles Estienne

Charles Estienne

Estienne was a member of the famous Estienne family of printers. He received his medical degree from the University of Paris in 1542, but had been at work on this anatomical magnum opus for many years, as some of the plates are dated 1530 and 1531.

This magnificent folio (oversized) volume is one of the finest of all anatomical treatises. Certainly it was the finest printed in France in the 16th Century. The 62 full-page woodcuts, artistically present the anatomical subjects in special poses before unusual background settings. The anatomy itself is pre-Vesalian in conception and far from being as accurate as Vesalius. Some of the plates show diseased as well as normal anatomy.

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.

Some additional images from this work available online from the National Library of Medicine.

Artist: Étienne de La Rivière,  Engraver:  Jean Jollat,"Mercure," fl.

Artist: Étienne de La Rivière, Engraver: Jean Jollat,”Mercure,” fl.


Hardin Library closed Monday, January 18 for MLK Holiday | Longer hours begin Tuesday, January 19

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Library will be closed Monday, January 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  The library will re-open at 7:30 on Tuesday, January 19.  Spring semester hours begin January 19.

Schedule of University of Iowa events for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week 2016

Iowa City Community events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.