Learn to measure your scholarly impact with our class Thursday, June 6

Both databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact. All 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, and
4) how to determine an author’s H-index using Scopus.
Our next session is Thursday, June 6
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for Health Sciences.image of sciverse scopus
Register for this class online (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/).
No time for class?  Contact your librarian for a personalized session (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/liaisons/).
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Learn to keep current with our class Tuesday from Noon – 1

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue?
This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts.
Our next session is Tuesday, June 4th
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

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Learn something new with our summer open workshops!

Do you have more time to learn something new in the summer?  We can help with that!

Hardin Library is offering open workshops on a variety of topics:

  • EndNote
  • PubMed
  • Open Access publishing
  • Determining your scholarly impact
  • Keeping current
  • Toxicology resources
  • RefWorks
  • Scopus and Web of Science

Descriptions, schedule and registration forms at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/

If none of these times work for you, but you would like an individual or group session, contact your librarian!



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Graduate Student Spotlight: Jen Eilers

Name: Jen Eilers

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IAjen_eilers_profile_hardin

Undergraduate Education: Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, BA English Literature and Writing, ’05

Graduate Education: University of Iowa, MA Library and Information Science, ’13.

Future Plans: I will begin working at Iowa City Public Library at the reference desk and teaching some basic tech classes this summer.

Why I’m Working at Hardin:  To tie my schoolwork into a practical framework and practice and hone my reference librarian skills.

Favorite Part of Working at Hardin: Being challenged to find and use resources (especially databases) that I had never encountered until coming to Hardin.

Fun Facts:  I am a published poet and make a mean lemon bar. I love to hike the National Parks and miss doing all my mountain hiking now that I’m living in Iowa again.

I’m Currently Reading: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan and Soulless by Gail Carriger

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Summer Hours begin Saturday, May 18

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has shorter hours during the summer.

Summer Session May 18 – August 2
Monday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday noon – 9:00 pm


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Graduate Student Spotlight : Jim Kelly


Name:  Jim Kelly2001-12-31 23.00.00-21

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Undergraduate Education.:  B.A. in Government and International Relations, University of Notre Dame

Graduate Education:  M.A. in Library and Information Science, University of Iowa

Future Plans:  I hope to work in public service/reference in library or information services in either an academic library or special library (public or private sector).

Why I’m working at Hardin:  I came to Hardin to get experience in health sciences librarianship.  I had worked in several other library environments and wanted to try something different, a new challenge.

Favorite Part of Working at Hardin:  I enjoy working with the students, faculty, and staff who rely on Hardin’s resources and services.  They’re a smart, engaged group of people and I enjoy helping them find the materials or information they need.

I’m Currently ReadingThe Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer by Jane Smiley


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Free coffee for finals week & lots of study space

Does coffee make studying easier for you?  We can help you with that!

Hardin Library will begin serving free coffee beginning Friday, May 10th at 6pm.  Finals week coffee is sponsored by Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian for the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences & Branch Libraries.

Do you hate not being able to find a place to study?  You will be able to find one at our library! 

  • 15 quiet study rooms
  • 8 group study rooms
  • 253 seats at tables
  • 72 computers
  • 7 couches
  • 112 study carrels
  • 15 lounge chairs
  • 24 hour study area

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Later hours @HardinLib Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11

Do you need some extra time to study for finals? 

Can’t get anything done at home?

Come to the Hardin Library on Friday or Saturday night.  The library will be open until Midnight both nights.

We can offer you:picture of coffee book highlighter

  • 72 public computers-all connected to black and white & a color printer
  • group and quiet study spaces
  • 24 hour quiet study area
  • free coffee beginning Friday at 6pm

Don’t like to study in complete quiet?

Come to Room 401 to  enjoy music selected by our student DJs.