BrowZine: Changes and New Features

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BrowZine is a library-subscribed resource that makes it easier to read your favorite scholarly journal articles. Almost all the scholarly journals subscribed by the Libraries are available in BrowZine.  Think of it as your virtual newsstand for scholarly journals. You can watch a 3-minute video to know more: https://vimeo.com/52663192

BrowZine started as a mobile app, but now its web version has just become available. You can use both of versions or just one.

If you already have BrowZine on your mobile devices and have used the My Bookshelf feature, you will be prompted to create an account to log in. If you have not used the My Bookshelf feature, you will not notice anything different. See below if you also want to start using the desktop version.

For those who are new to BrowZine, below are the steps to get started on your mobile devices and your desktops. Questions? Comments? Email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

On Mobile Devices—

  1. Search BrowZine in the app store on iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle. Download and install the app.
  2. When prompted, search and select “University of Iowa”.
  3. Log in with your HawkID and password. You only have to do this once.
  4. Now you can search for the journal of your interest or just browse.
  5. When you try to add a journal to My Bookshelf for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create a BrowZine account to log in. Having a BrowZine account will allow seamless synchronization of My Bookshelf across all devices and the web version. BrowZine provides a brief guide to the new syncing function: http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/855504-my-bookshelf-and-browzine-account-faq

On Desktops—

  1. Go to the Health Sciences E-Resources A-Z list at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/eresourcesand click on the link to BrowZine.
  2. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your Hawk ID and password.
  3. Now you can search for the journal of your interest or just browse.
  4. When you try to add a journal to My Bookshelf for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create a BrowZine account to log in. Having a BrowZine account will allow seamless synchronization of My Bookshelf across all devices and the web version. BrowZine provides a brief guide to the new syncing function: http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/855504-my-bookshelf-and-browzine-account-faq

Find information faster |PubMed workshops |Wed., June 15, 1-2pm

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pubmedPubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 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 summer:

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

 

 

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Special Collections News & Updates 6/3/2016

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Meet the Manuscript

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Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Office

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Meet Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Greater Midwest Regional Office.

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN has been with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 2005. Her roles at the former office in Chicago evolved from Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, and Outreach, Planning, and Evaluation Coordinator during that time.

Prior to her work at the Greater Midwest Region, Jacqueline was on the faculty at the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center program, providing outreach services over a nine-county region. She was branch manager at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Before her foray into health sciences librarianship, Jacqueline worked for almost twenty years as a nurse.

In her new role, Jacqueline will enhance network membership by building upon current connections and creating new partnerships throughout the Greater Midwest Region and nationally.

Jacqueline will be working from her home office in Chicago and traveling to the office in Iowa City once monthly for staff meetings.

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Database of the Week: Global Financial Data (GFD)

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Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Global Financial Data (GFD)

Global Financial Data is a collection of current and historical financial and economic data for over 200 countries, provided in ASCII or Excel format.

Where to find it:  You can find it here, and under “G” on Databases A to Z page. Note: Users must authenticate with their HawkID and then log in to GFD.

 Global Financial Data home screen

 

Use it to find: 

  • Time series data on a range of financial topics including US stocks, commodities, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, etc.
  • Data on social and governmental indicators such as health, income distribution, infrastructure, energy, etc.
  • International data sources include Eurostat and the World Bank.

 

Tips for searching:

  • The options for searching GFD are found on the left side of the screen (see image above).
  • GFD Keyword Search allows for searching based on name (company, country, etc.), symbol, CUSIP, SIC, or NAICS.
  • Hover over the title of a given data set to get a detailed description.
  • GFD Filter Search allows users to narrow their search parameters before initiating a search. Parameters that can be adjusted include country, region, time period, data source, etc.

To browse data series available on particular subjects, users can set several parameters, for example country (Bulgaria) and series type (Exports and Imports), and leave the search box empty. This will generate a list of data sources that meet both parameters.  Select “GFDatabase + Eurostat” option to get the broadest list of available data.

GFD Search Results

Downloading Data:

  • The GFD AutoTrac feature allows users to gather data series and related settings into Workbooks (see image).
  • Once the desired series have been added to a Workbook, users can download the Workbook contents onto their computers.
  • The Workbook contents can then be saved within GFD for use at a later time. This makes it easier to obtain updated figures in the future.
  • Settings that can be tailored by the user include currency, date range, American or European date format (MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY), etc.
  • Data can be downloaded in CSV, XLS, or XLSX formats.

GFD Workbook

This video from the vendor provides a good overview of the AutoTrac/Workbook functions.

Graphs:

GFD offers built-in graphing features that allow users to generate and customize visual representations of the data found within GFD.

Graphs generated in GFD can be saved to Workbooks or they can be exported in a number of formats (Bitmap, Jpeg, PNG).

GFD Graph

Want help using the Global Financial Data (GFD)?  Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

 

 

 

 

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam — Trial ends 25 July 2016

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam is a research database focusing on modern Islamic theology and tradition. The online text resource details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works, rare documents, and important articles by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices. Content represents a wide range of Islamic thought, bringing together such key thinkers as Muhammad Abduh, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Bediüzzaman Said Nursî, Abdolkarim Soroush, and Rifā‘ah Rāf‘i al-Ṭahṭāwī.

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