Thanksgiving Hours @Hardin Library

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will be closed Thursday, November 28-Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving holiday.

The library will be open 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 30, and Noon-Midnight on Sunday, December 1.

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Open Access Week : October 21-27

Open Access makes scholarship more accessible.  Celebrate Open Access Week with our activities including a lecture and panel discussion:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/openaccess/ 

What is Open Access?

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review. OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers.
(from A Very Brief Introduction to OA by Peter Suber)

How to Get Help With Fees

To encourage the University community to publish their research in Open Access platforms, the Office of the Provost and University Libraries have established a fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing.

What if I have more questions?

Contact Janna Lawrence, Assistant Director, Hardin Library.

Does Iowa have an institutional repository?

Yes:  Iowa Research Online.

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KNODE : new research collaboration tool available at UI

The University of Iowa has partnered with KNODE Inc. to help connect researchers at Iowa and elsewhere and to provide direct links to scientific content.

KNODE is a Cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of a researcher’s expertise. Currently, KNODE is focused on researchers in the life sciences. Researcher profiles are automatically generated from a variety of data sources, including MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles, NIH grant projects, biomedicine patents, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing. If you wish, you call also claim your automatically generated profile to update certain information.  There are currently 3 million profiles available in KNODE.

Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland Conference in Des Moines on October 15

The Hardin Library is a sponsor of the forum:
Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland 6 : Public-Private Sector Strategies

The forum will be held in Des Moines, from 8am-3pm, Tuesday, October 15.  The forum is non-artisan and focuses on significant health-related changes, challenges and opportunities within the State of Iowa.  For more information or to register see:  http://rebalancinghealthcare.uiowa.edu/

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Exam Master added a new mode – Learning

Exam Master now includes a new learning mode.  You can view the correct answer choice and question explanation immediately without generating a score report.

4 modes are available in Exam Master

1. Test Mode: Submit an answer choice for each question and click score to complete the session.  If score report access is allowed, go to My Stats to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses by topical area.

2. Review Mode: Available after an exam is scored in test mode.  Compares answer choice previously selected in test mode in correct answer choice and allows access to question explanations.

3. Study Mode: Review question feedback and access to an explanation upon submitting an answer choice for each question.  A score report is generated using the first answer choice submitted.  Click score to complete the study session.

4. New Learning Mode: View correct answer choice and question explanation immediately and learn the question content without generating a score report.

Exam Master includes material on:

Anatomy
Biochemistry
Cytology and Histology
Internal and Clinical Medicine
Medical Microbiology
Pathology
Physiology
Psychiatry
Clinical Modules for Physician Assistants
Medical Subject Review for Physician Assistants
PANCE/PANRE Certification Review – Updated July 2013
Dental Subject Review for NBDE Part I
Family Medicine Certification Review
General Pediatrics Certification Review
General Surgery Certification Review
Internal Medicine Certification Review
SPEX (Special Purpose EXamination)
Pharmacy Review (NAPLEX)
Supplemental Medical Sciences for Pharmacy
USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation
USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
USMLE Step 2 CK Board Preparation
USMLE Step 2 CK Medical Subject Review
USMLE Step 3 Board Preparation
USMLE Step 3 Medical Subject Review

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Graduate Student Spotlight : Anne Price

picture of Anne PriceName: Anne Price
Hometown: Columbus, NE
Undergraduate Education: University of Nebraska – Lincoln BA English ‘12
Graduate Education: University of Iowa, MA Library and Information Science, ’14.
Future Plans: Hopefully a job working with either a museum collection or an archive. I’m also open to working in youth services at a public library.
Why I’m Working at Hardin: My interests are primarily special collections and the opportunity arose for me to work in the John Martin Rare Book Room
Favorite Part of Working at Hardin: Just seeing the daily operations it takes to keep a special collection accessible.
Fun Fact:  My great-great uncle was a third class passenger on the R.M.S. Titanic, and was among the people rescued by the R.M.S. Carpathia.

Anne works in the John Martin Rare Book Room as a Student Specialist I.

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