Nominate a librarian for UI Libraries Benton Award for Excellence

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The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of the Libraries or the University of Iowa.

The $1,500 award may be used to support professional development activity expenses for conferences or workshops in support of research projects and publications related to services, or it may be taken as a cash award.

Any member of the University of Iowa community may make a nomination, or self-nominations are accepted. The nomination form is available at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/admin/bentonaward/ .

Jennifer DeBerg, Users Services Librarian at Hardin Library, won the award in 2012.

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Find results faster with PubMed! | Free workshop Wed. September 21, 2-3pm

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PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 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:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2-3pm  pubmed2
  • Tuesday, October 4, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 1-2pm

Register online.  Free and open to all!

Basic searching in PubMed tip sheet from Hardin Library

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Learn to find records not in PubMed with EMBASE | workshop Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10am

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EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database containing bibliographic records with abstracts. Although there is overlap with records from PubMed, there are also many unique records.  This hands-on session will show you how to conduct basic searches using EMBASE’s quick search box, how to conduct searches using EMTREE subject headings, and how to use subheadings for drug and disease topics.
Register online.  No time for a workshop?  Use our tipsembase square
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Become proficient with APA Style | Workshop @Hardin Library Tuesday, Sept. 13 | 1-2pm

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Learn how to format your papers and references in American Psychological Association (APA) Style, version 6.

You will learn how to do basic formatting with APA style and how to apply APA formatting to journal, book, and web references.  Speed up your writing with our free workshop!

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register for this or any of our other workshops online, or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Dr. Helkiah Crooke : Historical and Literary Legacy | History of Medicine Society | Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30pm

Jillian Linster
PhD Candidate, English Department, University of Iowa

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to attend the first talk of the semester.

Jillian Linster PhD Candidate, English Department, University of Iowa

Jillian Linster
PhD Candidate, English Department, University of Iowa

Jillian Linster, PhD candidate, English Department, University of Iowa
speaking on: Dr. Helkiah Crooke (1576-1648): The Historical and Literary Legacy of an Early Modern Physician.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30-6:30   Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Room 401

Dr. Helkiah Crooke wrote the first comprehensive English anatomy manual. His book, Mikrokosmographia, was printed by William Jaggard, who also published Shakespeare’s First Folio. But both Crooke’s and Jaggard’s careers were endangered by their decision to produce this controversial text, which made detailed medical knowledge available to the general public. A close examination of Crooke’s career as an author and physician provides insight into shifting views on medical authority at a crucial point in the history of Western medicine.

Mikrokosmographia by Helkiah Crooke

Mikrokosmographia by Helkiah Crooke

Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

AVICENNA | September 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

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AVICENNA (980-1037). Canon medicinae. 4 vols. in 3. Lyons: Johannes Trechsel, completed by Johannes Clein, 1498.

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Avicenna’s spinal manipulation techniques

Known in the Persian world as the Chief or the Second Doctor (Aristotle having been the first), Avicenna (Arabic Ibn Sīnā) was an accomplished physician as well as a noted philosopher. He wrote widely on theology, metaphysics, astronomy, philosophy, law, and medicine, and it has been estimated that he was the author of more than one hundred books.

The Canon was his greatest medical compilation and “stands for the epitome of all precedent development, the final codification of all Graeco-Arabic medicine.”  A large encyclopedic work on medicine, it is, for the most part, based on the writings of Hippocrates and Galen although Avicenna included many original observations and noteworthy clinical descriptions. Canon medicinae was a dominant force in medical thought, practice, and writing for more than five centuries.

This massive and beautiful incunable is the first edition of Avicenna to have been printed in France and is a landmark in the history of French printing.

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.

Memorial Day Weekend schedule | Library closed Saturday, 9/3 and Monday, 9/5

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The Hardin Library will have different hours this weekend because of the home football game and the Labor Day Federal Holiday.

Saturday, September 3 CLOSED (home football game)
Sunday, September 4 12pm-9pm (shorter hours)
Monday, September 5 CLOSED (US holiday)
Tuesday, September 6 7:30am-Midnight (regular hours resume)

24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Apply for access at the 3rd floor desk.

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Use EndNote Basic to import citations, build reference lists | free workshop Thurs. Sept. 1 @Hardin Library

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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.

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote.

Our sessions this Fall:
Thursday, September 1st, 2:00 – 3:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)
Wednesday, October 12th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

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Tips on EndNote Basic

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9871.