Tour some new and well-established apps for your mobile device! | Sept. 22, 2-3pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone!

At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences.

If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Instructor Amy Blevins

Instructor Amy Blevins

Our next session is
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm (Location East Information Commons)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  See our mobile resource guide.


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Deconstructing the body: medical art | History of Medicine Lecture | Sept. 24, 5:30pm

Dr. Richard Kerber

Dr. Richard Kerber

This lecture will demonstrate how primarily Western artists have portrayed the human body, physicians, illnesses and their treatments from 1500AD-present.

Dr. Kerber will review the rise of medical imaging in the 20th century, and show how artists have incorporated these new imaging technologies into their art.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm
Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) 2117

Fore more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see

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Find out how to measure your scholarly impact with our workshop Wednesday, Sept. 16

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.

Instructor Amy Blevins

Instructor Amy Blevins

Wednesday, September 16th, 10:00 – 11:00am (Location: East Information Commons)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Learn to manage your citations faster with our EndNote Basic workshop @Hardin Library

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.

This free, hands-on workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 – 10:00am, Hardin Library, Information Commons West, 2nd Floor.
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Can’t attend this session?  See our EndNote Basic guide.

Find more on PubMed after our workshops this Fall.

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 Fall:

Thursday, September 10th, 2:00 – 3:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Wednesday, October 21st, 2:00-3:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Wednesday, November 11th, 10:00-11:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)

Register for a workshop online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  Request a personal session!

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Hardin Library closed for home football games

photo by University of Iowa Communication and Marketing Photography

photo by University of Iowa Communication and Marketing Photography

The Hardin Library is closed on Saturdays when there is a home football game.

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September 19

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October 10

October 31

November 14

November 21

24 hour study available with access card.  Apply for card at our service desk.

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Learn how to search for genetic information on NCBI at our free workshops this Fall

Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins?

Wondering which database you should always start with?

Would you like to learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records in other databases?

Do you know about PubMed’s Gene Sensor? Are you familiar with the concept of linear navigation? Learn all of these tips and more in this session that is designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information.

Our sessions this Fall

Tuesday, September 1st, 3:00 – 4:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Tuesday, October 13th, 9:00 – 10:00am (Location: East Information Commons)
Tursday, November 5th, 10:00 – 11:00am (Location: West Information Commons)

Register online for this or any of our other free workshops.
If these times don’t work for you, you can request a personal session.

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