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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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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