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Pet a Dog! Friday, December 12, 5:00-6:30 pm at Hardin

Mr. DogTake a break from studying for finals to pet a dog from Therapy Dogs of Johnson County.  The dogs (and their owners) will be at Hardin Library on Friday, December 12, 5:00-6:30, in Room 401, across from the elevator on the 4th floor. Please join us for a little down time!


Thanksgiving Hours @Hardin Library

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photo by browniesfordinner@flickr

Thanksgiving Hardin Library Hours

Saturday Nov. 22 Closed/Football
Sunday Nov. 23 Noon-9pm
Monday Nov. 24 7:30am-6pm
Tuesday Nov. 25 7:30am-6pm
Wednesday Nov. 26 7:30am-6pm
Thursday Nov. 27 Closed/Thanksgiving
Friday Nov. 28 Closed/Football
Saturday Nov. 29 10:00am-2pm
Sunday Nov. 30 Noon-Midnight
regular hours resume


24 hour study available when library is closed

Information Commons closes 15 minutes before the building


Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine Lecture @Hardin Library Thursday, November 20

portrait of VesaliusThe University of Iowa History of Medicine Society, The Classics Department, and the Center for the Book invite you to a lecture by Daniel Garrison, Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics, Northwestern University on “Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine.”  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The lecture will be held on Thursday,  November 20 from 5:30pm-6:30pm at The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

This talk concentrates on the procedural contributions Vesalius made in his 1543 De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius began his medical studies at the University of Paris, which was still a conservative institution that relied heavily on readings from Galen and later Medieval summaries and required little or no dissection, even of animals. Vesalius introduced a new regimen at the University of Padua that called for  dissection by the students  and visual testing of anatomy rather than dependence upon books.

from De humani corporis fabrica

Skeleton from De Humani Corporis Fabrica

De humani corporis fabrica is one of the most important anatomy books ever published, and the John Martin Rare Book Room owns a first edition.  You may view this book or others from our collection by visiting the John Martin Rare Book Room.  Some images are also available in the Iowa Digital Library.

Donate to the History of Medicine Society.







Making the transition from RefWorks to EndNote? Learn how @Hardin Library this fall

As 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.

Our upcoming sessions at Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd floor:
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30-3pm

Thursday, November 20, 10:30-11am

Tuesday, December 9, 9:30-10am

Register online:

No time for class? Just need a little help?  See our guide:

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PTSD Exhibit at Hardin through December

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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has an exhibit on post traumatic stress disorder up through December.  The exhibit includes a time-line of the history of PTSD from 2000 BC-present, and resources for patients or clinicians. AboutFace from the Veteran’s Administration has videos available with personal stories from veterans with PTSD.


Learn how to use Scopus & Web of Science @Hardin Library Friday, November 7


Scopus is a multidisciplinary database with substantial international coverage. All citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus. Scopus also allows you to track an article’s cited and citing references. Come to this hands-on session and learn how to search Scopus systematic reviews.

Web of Science is a citation database which covers over 10,000 journals. Web of Science specializes in citation tracking so this hands-on session will concentrate on how to do cited reference searches to find articles that cite your work. The session also demonstrates how to use the Journal Citation Index and find impact factors for journals in your discipline.

This workshop is free and available to all. Register online for this or any of our other workshops: .

This workshop will be at Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor from 10am-11am.


Learn how to use EndNote at our workshop Thursday, November 6 from 2-3pm

endnote graphic EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and insert them into papers, as well as format them in multiple styles.

This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations.  The class will be hands-on with time for questions at the end.

Our next session is Thursday, November 6, 2-3pm.

Need just a little help?  See our EndNote guide.



Ebola Virus Subject Guide

A new Ebola Virus subject guide has been created.  All information on this guide is from reliable, evidence-based sources, which are free to any user on or off campus.


Curriculum-Based Library Instruction Book edited by Amy Blevins published

picture of book cover Amy Blevins, Clinical Education Library at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and adjunct faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine edited  Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment.  The book is part of the Medical Librarian Association Book Series published by Rowman and Littlefield.

Chapters were also written by University of Iowa Libraries librarians Dan Gall, Jennifer DeBerg, and Kim Bloedel.


Story of Leprosy in Hawaii and Iowa – Lecture October 23, 5:30pm

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear:
Richard Caplan, M.D.  Emeritus Professor,  Department of Dermatology; Program in Bioethics and Humanities, University of Iowa
The Story of Leprosy in Hawaii (and Iowa)
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Hardin Library Room 401
The illustrated presentation will describe the history—both fame and infamy—of the famous leprosarium on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. The surprising phenomenon of leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) appearing in Iowa since the 1860’s will also be summarized.
For more information on the History of Medicine Society, including upcoming lectures or to make a gift: