Learn to use NCBI to search for genetic information | workshop @Hardin Library | Tuesday, March 22, 1-2pm

Chris Childs, instructor

Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins? Wondering which database you should always start with?

Chris Childs, instructor

Chris Childs, instructor

Would you like to learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records in other databases?

Do you know about PubMed’s Gene Sensor?

Are you familiar with the concept of linear navigation?

Learn all of these tips and more in this session that is designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information.

Our next session is:
Tuesday, March 22nd , 1-2p – East Commons

Register online

March 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | William Porterfield (1695-1771) | Treatise on the eye

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD (1695-1771). A treatise on the eye, the manner and phaenomena of vision 1st edition. 2 vol. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Miller at London, 1759.

potterfield2Porterfield was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, received his M.D. in 1717 at Rheims, and by 1721 was practicing in Edinburgh.  Porterfield was made a professor at the University of Edinburgh in 1724 but apparently never taught.

Porterfield devoted himself chiefly to research on the physiology of vision, reporting his experiments and observations in this book. Porterfield’s Treatise was carefully read by all of the subsequent great contributors to ophthalmology and visual science for more than a century after its publication.

 One of the most erudite of 18th century medical authors, Porterfield quoted widely from both the ‘old’ and ‘modern’ authors of his day. This  book’s greatest strength, however, lies in numerous original experiments and observations about visual physiology.

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.

Medical History Innovation : Selected Pioneers | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin | Open House, Thurs. March 31, 4-7pm


Curie. Traité de radioactivité. 2 vols. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1910.

Visit the annual Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room at Hardin Library on Thursday, March 31 from 4-7pm.

34 books will be on display, with a focus on medical innovations from 1527-1936.

For more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see:  http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed/index.html



Learn to find nursing and allied health literature | CINAHL | Workshop March 1, 11am-12pm

CINAHL_Plus_Logo-04This hands-on session will demonstrate how to use CINAHL effectively to find high quality nursing and allied health literature.
Learn to select the most appropriate search terms and practice searching.
Open to all skill levels!
Our session is:
Tuesday, March 1, 11am-12pm

No time for the workshop?  Request a personal session or sign up for our other workshops online.

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Contagion | Film and Panel Discussion | Hardin Library Film Series | March 24, 6pm

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RSVP for Hardin Library’s second film screening and panel discussion as a part of our inaugural film series! We’ll be showing the film at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences beginning at 6pm on Thursday, March 24th. If you are able to join us, please RSVP online contagion box

We will be screening Contagion, a feature film that offers a realistic portrayal of a pandemic in the 21st century. Joining us for our panel discussion will be Dr. Loreen A. Herwaldt from the Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Dr. Margaret Chorazy from the Department of Epidemiology.

Come for the feature film and movie snacks, stay for a stimulating discussion about global pandemics and the public-health response to such a crisis. For more information about the film or the panelists, please go to: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/films.

The screening will be held in Room 401 in Hardin Library.
Directions & parking
Bus? Take Pentacrest Cambus to VA Loop stop.


ClinicalKey available for iOS and Android mobile devices


ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1100 medical texts published by Elsevier, articles from more than 500 journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts. Users must log in to (free for UI affiliates) personal accounts to download PDFs.

1. Open the App Store on your mobile device.
2. Search for “ClinicalKey” and install at no charge.
3. Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey.
4. Enter your username and password used for accessing PDFs.
If you do not have a username and password yet, follow steps 5-7.
5. Go to http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/clinicalkey
6. Click on the Register link at the top right of the screen.
7. Create a personal account using your Iowa email.
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