Organize your references, store full-text using EndNote Desktop | workshop Thursday 8/11, 10am


endnote_logoEndNote 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.

EndNote can also store full-text articles if the library has an electronic subscription.  The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

EndNote Desktop is available free to faculty, staff and graduate students from ITS.

Our next session:
Thursday, August 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Information Commons East, Hardin Library)

No time for class?  See our guide to EndNote Desktop.

Change EndNote Desktop settings to find full-text


The UI Libraries migrated to a new library catalog in July.  This change means you need to change your EndNote settings in order to find full-text articles.  Full text availability is limited to journals the UI Libraries subscribe to electronically which have full text available.

Set up EndNote to Find Full-Text:

1.    From the EndNote X7 menu, select Preferences.
2.    Click on Find Full Text in the left frame.
4.    If you are using EndNote from off-campus, you will need to enter beside the box labeled Authentication URL.


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Andrés de Laguna de Laguna | August 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

Andrés Laguna

ANDRES DE LAGUNA (1499-1560). Anatomica methodus, seu De sectione humani corporis contemplatio. Paris: Apud Ludovicum Cyaneum, 1535. 

Andrés Laguna

Andrés Laguna

Laguna, a native of Segovia, Spain, began his education in medicine at Paris in 1532. While in Paris he published his first three books and became acquainted with Vesalius.

By 1539,  Laguna published over 30 books, many on medical botany–one of his great interests. This work is one of his earliest and was simultaneously published in Paris by Jacob Kerver.  Laguna notes in the dedication that he spent only three months preparing the work and comments that, in his view, the medical profession of his day had fallen to a very low state.

picture from anatomy book

from Anatomica methodus, seu De sectione humani corporis contemplatio by Laguna

Written in a forthright manner, the book has a strong personal tone and cites few authorities but generally supports the views of Aristotle and Galen. Laguna begins his anatomy with the mouth because that is where the nutritive process is initiated and finishes with the brain where the spirits receive their complete transmutation. He cites few personal observations or autopsies and adds little to the progress of 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.

View a digital version of this book from Complutense University of Madrid.

Bindings, UI Libraries Magazine, features story on Regional Medical Library @Hardin

Hardin Library in 1974, just after opening

The Spring issue of Bindings has a story on Hardin Library’s $6.5 million dollar grant and designation as a Regional Medical Library.  Bindings also contains other information about the University of Iowa Libraries services, programs, and exhibits.

Hardin Library in 1974, just after opening

Hardin Library in 1974, just after opening

Read the complete issue online.

Request printed copies.




New Liaison Librarians Join Hardin Staff

Heather Healy and Matt Regan
Heather Healy and Matt Regan

Heather Healy and Matt Regan

Hardin Library recently welcomed two new Clinical Education Librarians, Heather Healy and Matt Regan.

Heather is the primary liaison to Carver College of Medicine and to a number of UIHC departments, including Internal Medicine. Before arriving at Hardin on July 1, Heather was a health sciences librarian at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, and previously worked at Kansas State University libraries. Before receiving her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University, Heather worked as an editor for Human Kinetics, a health sciences publisher. You can contact Heather at

Matt Regan joined the Hardin staff on July 18 and will be the liaison to Family Medicine and several other departments. He will also support Hardin’s website and other technologies. An Iowa native, Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. After receiving his Master of Library and Information Science Degree from Dominican University, he was a reference and instruction librarian at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where he served as liaison to Nursing and other health sciences programs. You can contact Matt at

Welcome to Hardin, Heather and Matt!

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Pictures of Nursing: Zwerdling Postcard Collection | Exhibit open @Hardin Library

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Rural visiting nurse Elizabeth McPhee

Rural visiting nurse Elizabeth McPhee

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection is now on exhibit at Hardin Library.  The exhibit explores a 2,588 postcard archive spanning over 100 years.  Images of nursing and the nursing profession around the world have been frequent subjects of postcards.

Postcards are influenced by popular ideas and social and culture life, as well as fashion. These images of nurses and nursing are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and attitudes toward class, race, and national differences. By documenting the relationship of nursing to significant forces in 20th-century life, such as war and disease, these postcards reveal how nursing was seen during those times.

500 additional postcards may be viewed online.nurses60s

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.


Data Research Services: UM Experience | Webinar, Thursday July 21, 2-3pm


The Greater Midwest Region (GMR) @Hardin Library and South Central Region (SCR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine present a jointly sponsored webinar :

Data Research Services: University of Michigan Experience

Thursday, July 21, 2-3pm CDT

This webinar session is focused on interviewing Jake Carlson and Marisa Conte, both who are involved in research data services at the University of Michigan. Join us to learn how data services support interactions between scientists and librarians, and how these interactions create new opportunities for health sciences libraries.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • needs assessments to inform a research data service
  • the importance of teaching data literacy
  • data management requirement from funding agencies
  • value of health science libraries as partners in data management

Jake Carlson

Marisa Conte

Jake Carlson is the Research Data Services Manager for the UM Library. He oversees the development and implementation of a data services program designed to apply the practices, principles and perspectives of library science to address researchers’ needs in managing, organizing, sharing and preserving their research data. More information about Jake and the work that he has done is available on his website.

As the Translational Research and Data Informationist, Marisa Conte [Profile] provides research support to clinical and basic scientists with an emphasis on translational research. Her areas of expertise include data management, biomedical informatics, collaborative technologies, and expert literature searching. 

To join the meeting:

  1. Go to:
  2. At the log in screen, choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name.
  3. Once the room is open, the system will provide you with a phone number to dial-in and a participant code to connect to the audio.
  4. Please use *6 to mute or unmute your phone.

Problems? Contact the SCR Regional Medical Library (RML) office at 817-735-2223.

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Bernardino Genga |July 2016 Notes from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library



BERNARDINO GENGA (1620-1690). Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno; ricercata non solo su gl’ossi, e muscoli del corpo humano… Rome: Domenico de Rossi, 1691.

An authoritative anatomist and surgeon in Rome, Genga stressed the importance of solid anatomical knowledge for the surgeon. Genga wrote the first book devoted entirely to surgical anatomy which remained a widely used manual for fifty years.

Genga was one of the first Italians to accept Harvey’s theory on the circulation of the blood, but Genga also maintained that the discovery was made by Colombo and Cesalpino before Harvey. The parts played by those two Italian investigators and anatomists in the unfolding of the facts of circulatory physiology have been a point of study and argument among medical historians.

This large atlas contains 40 magnificent full-page engraved plates depicting the human figure in various poses, with and without dissection. Some of the full-figure plates are engraved renditions of celebrated antique statues in Rome. The plates, probably engraved by François Andriot, were intended primarily for the use of painters and sculptors, and they are still considered to be one of the best collections for the use of student artists. The text is by Giovanni Maria Lancisi.

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.


4th of July Holiday hours


The library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the national holiday.

The library will be open reduced hours on Sunday, July 3:

The 24-hour study is available with an access card.


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New library catalog coming | InfoHawk catalog retired


After 16 years, the UI Libraries is moving to a new library catalog and system. Changes have begun and will continue through July.

InfoHawk, the traditional online catalog, has been taken out of service. Links to InfoHawk will now take you to Smart Search  which has been an alternative way to search for UI Libraries’ resources for some time.

The next change will come in a few weeks, when Smart Search will be replaced by InfoHawk+.

InfoHawk+, which resembles Smart Search, will allow you to search for electronic and print journals and books, as well as other resources from the UI Libraries collections.

The staff side of the library system is also changing, so some services like receiving books from other UI Libraries may be slightly delayed until later in July.

If you need any help at all, please contact us.



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