China Geo-Explorer offers a web based spatial data service that allows easy access to a rich collection of unique, authoritative, and comprehensive information from government statistics, population and economic Census, and many other data sources in a spatially integrated system with many powerful functions for exploratory spatial data analysis.
Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 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.
Wednesday, November 16th, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East)
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.
Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!
Tuesday, November 15th 1:00 – 2:00pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor)
No time for the workshop? See our mobile resources guide. Many apps are provided free from library subscriptions including DynaMed Plus and UpToDate.
The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society November lecture by Robert Rakel:
The History of Torture, including the experience of Janusz Bardach
Thursday, November 17
2117 MERF (Medical Education Research Facility
Torture has existed for most of recorded history. Until the 2nd Century torture was only used on slaves, on the assumption that slaves could not be trusted to reveal the truth voluntarily.
This talk will focus on doctors who torture, and those who are tortured because they refuse to participate. Stanley Milgram’s classic study at Yale showed how easily ordinary people can become torturers.
Recent atrocities will be discussed: Russian gulags under Stalin, Germany during WWII, the British in Northern Ireland, and The United States.
Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.
Come and take part in our Usability Study!!
The Engineering Library is looking for engineering undergraduate students with little or no prior experience doing article searching using the Compendex database!
You will help us learn more about preferences for video tutorials versus Guide-on-the-Side tutorials! It only requires one 30-minute visit during which time you’ll complete 3 tasks using different tutorials and then complete a short, 10-question survey.
The study will take place in Seamans Center Room 2228, and for participating you will receive up to $5 in Hawkeye Dollars which can be used at most campus food service locations!
You may register here: http://goo.gl/dfjPJA
Thanks for your help – we look forward to hearing from you!!
The 24-hour study area will remain open when the library is closed. Apply for access to the study at the Information Desk.
Are you interested in conducting a systematic review? We have two workshops to help you get started.
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review
This class provides a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, including:
- standards and criteria to consider
- establishing a plan
- registering a protocol,
- developing a research question,
- determining where to search
- identifying search terms
- reporting search strategies, and managing references.
Thursday, November 1o, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library
Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching for the Health Sciences
This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a health sciences systematic review. Topics include
- techniques for developing search strategies
- deciding which databases to search
- how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
- selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies
- saving and organizing references.
Thursday, November 17, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library