Learn to manage your citations with Hardin Library’s EndNote Basic workshop Wednesday, June 24, 1-2pm

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to UI students and staff.
EndNote Basic allows you to:

  • import citations
  • organize and format citations for papers and articles

Hardin Library is offering two sessions this summer:
Wednesday, June 24th, 1:00-2:00pm (Location: West Information Commons)

Register online for either workshop or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for a class?  Use our help guide which includes video tutorials.

 

New Resource: Pharmaceutical Substances

The library now has a subscription to Pharmaceutical Substances, a reference resource with more than 2,600 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. It is updated biannually.
The default search box allows keyword searching. After clicking on the Advanced Search button, users can draw a structure or reaction on the right side of screen and search by structure or reaction. To return to keyword searching from the advance search page, simply type in the keyword in the search box before the search button on the right top of the screen.
Pharmaceutical Substances is listed on the Health Sciences Resources A-Z page. We’re very interested in hearing how you like this new database. Email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151. Don’t forget you can also find SciFinder on the A-Z page, which is a more comprehensive database of literature, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. thieme

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Hardin Undergoing Specialized Cleaning

cleaning liftThe “upper reaches” of Hardin Library will be undergoing deep-cleaning beginning June 15 and continuing until June 30.  A hydraulic lift has been brought into the library so that the upper ledges, windows, and vents can be reached.  Furniture may also be shifted for a day or two to allow access to the areas being cleaned. We are sorry for the noise and disruptions this will cause, but these areas of Hardin have not been cleaned for at least 15 years, so it needed to be done.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.

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Hardin Undergoing Specialized Cleaning

cleaning liftThe “upper reaches” of Hardin Library will be undergoing deep-cleaning beginning June 15 and continuing until June 30.  A hydraulic lift has been brought into the library so that the upper ledges, windows, and vents can be reached.  Furniture may also be shifted for a day or two to allow access to the areas being cleaned. We are sorry for the noise and disruptions this will cause, but these areas of Hardin have not been cleaned for at least 15 years, so it needed to be done.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.

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I could not clear expenses at home so I am better off here, till business revives at the North

Joseph Culver Letter, June 13, 1865, Page 1Office Chief of Artillery, District of Middle Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn., June 13th 1865.
My Dear Sister:

Yours of June 5th reached me a few days ago. I had heard before the arrival of your letter of my new niece, Maggie I hope is better by this time. I wrote her a few days ago.

“Why don’t I come home right away” you say, “if I can only make enough to clear expenses?” This is the reason – I could not clear expenses at home. So I am better off here, till business revives at the North. Next Spring I intend going into some business that will promise at least permanancy What that will be, I am not sure. Until that time I don’t know what I will be engaged in. I have made application for a military appointment, but can not expect to get it as there is now a great surplus of Officers in the Department (Adjutant General’s) to which I applied.

I begin to look for Battery “M” here. I think it will be along this week. I have not heard from it for some considerable time. I hope the boys will all get home before the 4th of July. What preparations are being for the celebration this year? Do you anticipate a “galorious” time. I presume it will be the grandest gala day America has ever seen. There will be wild rejoicing and deep bitter mourning.

I received a letter a few days since from Cousin Lizzie Donaldson and she siad the regiment in which her Brother James went out, was daily expected home and all of his Company were safe but him. He was the only man lost out of the Co. during the war. Lizzie and her mother have gone to Cambridge and Wheeling on a visit.

Find me Tom’s address, if you have it. I’ve lost track of the scamp entirely.

Write me very often, Mollie, and keep me posted in the particulars of the natural increase of population in that section.

With much love
Ever your aff. Brother
W J Murphy

No word from Frank yet.

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Learn to manage your citations with EndNote Desktop

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you
  • gather your references in one place
  • organize them, and then
  • insert them into papers and
  • format them in a style of your choosing.
This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.
Our next session is
Monday, June 15th, 10:00 – 11:00am (Location: East Information Commons)

EndNote Desktop is available free for UI affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students.

No time for the class?  See our guide.

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OrthoEvidence – international evidence tool for clinicians – now available

Hardin Library now subscribes to OrthoEvidenceTM, an international evidence summary tool designed for orthopedic clinicians. The collection contains over 3000 evidence reports (advanced clinical evidence or ACE) authored by experts in the field.

ACETM reports are intended to help the busy practitioner to  review the evidence from important journals efficiently to support sound clinical decision making. The  database also contains educational videos about research methods and evidence-based practice.

Check out this resource from the health sciences resources A-Z  list or directly OrthoEvidenceat: http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/OrthoEvid

Mobile is available for  iOS devices. To view directions for installation, visit the Hardin Library Mobile Devices guide (or http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/mobile).

Please contact your liaison librarian or the Hardin Library Reference desk with questions or problems with this or other resources.

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We are still very busy preparing for our muster-out

Joseph Culver Letter, June 5, 1865, Page 1

Hd. Qurs., Co. “A”, 129th Ills. Vols.
Washington, D.C., June 5th 1865
My Dear Wife

We are still very busy preparing for our muster-out & are expecting our turn to come every day. The 102d Ills. was mustered out yesterday evening & start home very soon.1 I hoped to hear from you by yesterday’s mail but was doomed to disappointment. I hardly expect to hear again unless you have written yesterday, which, if mailed to-day, will reach me Wednesday [the 7th].

We are all well. Alf [Huetson] returned to the Company yesterday evening & will help me with my papers. I hope to have all completed by to-morrow.

I am going to the city this morning to get the money out of the express office that Charlie sent me. I sent down for it twice but did not succeed in getting it. We hope to get home sometime next week if nothing happens. Hoping to find you well & happy with God’s blessing resting upon you, I remain, as ever,

Your affect. Husband
J. F. Culver

  1. The 102d Illinois, like the 129th Illinois, belonged to the 1st Brigade, Third Division, XX Corps. That evening General Ward had his brigade commanders assemble their men to listen to his farewell address. Ward had had too much to drink, and “words as well as sense were wanting or but half understood.” He was interrupted several times by cheers and jeers from his soldiers. General Harrison and Colonel Doan of the 79th Ohio also made speeches, dwelling on the privations, hardships, and battles they had shared. They were interrupted frequently by applause. Grunert, History of the 129th Illinois, p. 267.
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