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Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, October 2014 – Crooke’s Description of the Body of Man, 1615

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HELKIAH CROOKE (1576-1635). Mikrokosmographia [Greek title transliterated]: A description of the body of man. London: Printed by William Jaggard, 1615.

Crooke received his medical degree from Cambridge and was prone to be a quarrelsome individual of sometimes dubious character, especially when financial matters were involved. He had several clashes with London’s College of Physicians over questions of ethical conduct.

The thirteen books of descriptive text were taken almost entirely from Bauhin’s Theatrum anatomicum.  Crooke made no secret of the fact that he took his text and illustrations from Bauhin and other material from Du Laurens. In his opening “Preface to the Chyrurgeons” he states: “My present worke is for the most part out of Bauhine for the History, Figures, and the seuerall Authors quoted in his Margents. The Controuersies are most what out of Laurentius. . . .”

The College of Physicians were disturbed because the book was to be in English and they felt the illustrations dealing with generation, conception, and reproduction were indecent, though many were taken from Vesalius. The College was unsuccessful in its attempts to have the book suppressed or altered before publication. The male and pregnant female on the title page may be an expression of Crooke’s defiance of their actions.

The book was the largest and most comprehensive English anatomy of its day, and was one of  the last English anatomies based on continental sources before the emergence of a truly English anatomical school.

 

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Chris Childs elected President-Elect of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association

chrisonvacationChris Childs, Clinical Education and Outreach Librarian,  has been elected President-Elect of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library  Association.  His term as President-elect will begin next month, ​and he will be Midwest Chapter President from October 2015 to October 2016.

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Fall Open House – October 1 – 3:00-5:00pm

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Learn how to transition from RefWorks to EndNote @Hardin this Fall

link and graphic of endnoteAs the University of Iowa moves to EndNote as its official citation management solution, we at Hardin are here to help with the transition from RefWorks (or any other tool).  At this quick workshop, you will learn how to collect your citations and bibliographic data and then import it into EndNote.

Sessions this Fall at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Information Commons East 2nd floor:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2-2:30pm
  • Monday, October 6, 1:30-2pm
  • Tuesday, October 21, 12-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 4, 9-9:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2:30-3pm
  • Thursday, November 20, 10:30-11am
  • Tuesday, December 9, 9:30-10am

Register online: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  Not sure you need it?  See our Guide to Citing Sources.

 

 

 

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Searching for Nutrition Subjects in PubMed Class October 1 @Hardin

Performing nutrition-related searches in PubMed can be challenging. This hands-on session will examine the challenges and suggest techniques for doing better searches on topics related to nutrition, diet, and foods in general.
 
Since the class was taught in July, we at Hardin Library and our users have gotten access to Embase (“The European equivalent of PubMed”). Embase looks to be a big improvement over PubMed for nutrition searching, and a major focus of the class will be comparing the two databases.
 
The class will be taught by Janna Lawrence and Eric Rumsey, both of whom are experienced in searching nutrition and other subjects in PubMed (and learning Embase!).
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Location: East Information Commons, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Register online:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ or by calling 319-335-9151.
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Introduction to Toxicology Resources @Hardin Library

The purpose of this session is to introduce you to various environmental health and toxicology resources found on the National Library of Medicine’s website. Learn about important resources such as the Household Products Database, TOXMAP and TOXNET. The resources discussed in this session will be of interest to the researcher/scientist, health professional and the general public.

Our free workshops this semester:

Wednesday, September 24, 3-4pm Hardin Library Information Commons East

Tuesday, December 2, 1-2pm Hardin Library Information Commons East

 

Register online or request a personal session, or call 319-335-9151 to register.

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Learn tips for searching Gene, Nucleotide Sequences & Protein Information @Hardin Library this fall

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Instructor Chris Childs Clinical Education and Outreach Librarian

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:

Thursday, September 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Location: East Information Commons, 2nd floor, Hardin Library)

Tuesday, October 7, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Location: East Information Commons)

Tuesday, November 4, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Location: East Information Commons)

Register online:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ .  You can also request a personal session if none of these times work for you!

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Learn how to use EndNote Basic Friday, September 5, 11am-12pm

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together 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:

Register online:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/  for this or any of our other open workshops.  You can also request a personalized session!

Just need a little help?  See our guide for EndNote Basic.

 

 

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Nominate Your Librarian for UI Libraries Arthur Benton Excellence Award

The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of the Libraries or the University of Iowa.

 

Nominate your librarian!  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/admin/files/BentonNominationForm.pdf
The deadline is Friday, September 26.

 

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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

Our interlibrary loan department delivers thousands of books and journal articles to patrons each year at no cost. Last year, our interlibrary loan staff borrowed over 6,000 items on behalf of our patrons and lent over 12,000 items from our collection to other libraries!

Services also include document delivery, we’ll locate items in our collection, such as journal articles or book chapters, and scan and deliver the content to you electronically. This is a popular service; our staff delivered over 5,000 items through document delivery last year.

To place a request or get more information, please visit our site at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/illa/.

All interlibrary loan and document delivery services are free to our students, faculty and staff.