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 sessions this Fall
Tuesday, September 1st, 3:00 – 4:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Tuesday, October 13th, 9:00 – 10:00am (Location: East Information Commons)
Tursday, November 5th, 10:00 – 11:00am (Location: West Information Commons)
Do you need to study or review anatomy? Our Anatomy and Physiology guide will direct you to selected Hardin Library resources.
MARCELLO MALPIGHI (1628-1694). De pulmonibus observationes anatomicae. In Thomas Bartholin’s De pulmonum substantia & motu diatribe, Copenhagen, 1663
Anatomist, embryologist, physiologist, and microscopist, Malpighi was instrumental in the development of embryology and histology and also a great microscopic anatomist.
Malpighi made many scientific contributions, but many consider his discovery of the pulmonary circulation the most important.
De pulmonibus observationes anatomicae was initially written in the form of two letters to Borelli at Pisa. Malpighi described his microscopic studies of the lung of a living frog. Malpighi showed that the lungs were vesicular in nature and described how the branches of the trachea terminate in the alveoli.
In the final letter, he presented his description of the capillaries which he observed linking the arterial and the venous circulation. In so doing, he provided the final proof of the validity of Harvey’s theories on the circulation of the blood.
You may view this work 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.
PubMed 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 next session is Tuesday, August 18, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd floor
Can’t make this session? Sign up for a personal session with a librarian.
Hardin Library’s hours will change during the August interim period.
|Saturday, August 8||10am-2pm|
|Sunday, August 9||Noon-4pm|
|Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14||7:30am-6pm|
|Saturday, August 15||CLOSED for electrical work.
Electricity will be shut off to entire building.
|Sunday, August 16||Noon-4pm|
|Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21||7:30am-6pm|
|Saturday, August 22||10am-2pm|
|Sunday, August 23||Noon-4pm|
|Monday, August 24||regular hours|
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.
Monday, July 13th, 12:00 -1:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching
This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a 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.
Monday, July 20th, 12:00 – 1:00pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online or by calling 319-335-9151.