Celebrate Pi day – March 14 – with pie bites at 3:14pm today – until they are gone.
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?
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
Hardin Library will be open regular semester hours beginning Sunday, March 20.
A 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Apply for 24-hour study access at the 3rd Floor service desk.
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.
Porterfield 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.
Hardin Library will be open reduced hours during the University of Iowa Spring Break, March 11-March 19. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 20.
A 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Apply for access at the 3rd Floor Information Desk when the library is open.
Set your clocks 1 hour forward on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
History of daylight time and dates available online.
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
Tuesday, March 1, 11am-12pm
No time for the workshop? Request a personal session or sign up for our other workshops online.
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 .
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 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.
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.