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Honoring Dr. David Sackett, father of evidence-based-medicine

Dr. Last week Dr. David Sackett, considered by many to be the father of evidenced-based medicine, passed away. He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics in the world at McMaster University, Ontario in 1967 and established the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the UK in 1994.

In honor of Dr. Sackett’s tremendous impact on evidence-based practice, we are sharing a small sample of citations to articles and books from the Hardin Library collection below.

Articles

Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn’t. BMJ (Clinical research ed). 1996;312(7023):71-2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2349778/pdf/bmj00524-0009.pdf

Sackett DL, Cook RJ. Understanding clinical trials. BMJ (Clinical research ed). 1994;309(6957):755-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2541011/pdf/bmj00458-0009.pdf

Jaeschke R, Guyatt GH, Sackett DL. User’s guides to the medical literature: III. How to use an article about a diagnostic test: B. What are the results and will they help me in caring for my patients? J Am Med Assoc. 1994;271(9):703-7. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.1994.03510330081039

Laupacis A, Sackett DL, Roberts RS. An assessment of clinically useful measures of the consequences of treatment. New England Journal of Medicine. 1988;318(26):1728-33. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198806303182605

Sackett DL. Bias in analytic research. J Chronic Dis. 1979;32(1-2):51-63. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0021-9681(79)90012-2

 Guides by Hardin Librarians

Evidence Based Practice

Systematic Reviews

 clinical epi  how to practice and teach EBM

Books

Sackett DL. Evidence-based medicine : how to practice and teach EBM. Edinburgh ; New York :Churchill Livingstone; 2000. Print book, call #: RC48.E85 2000

Sackett DL, Sackett DL. Clinical epidemiology : a basic science for clinical medicine. Boston :: Little, Brown; 1991. Print book, call #: RA652.C45 1991

Additional Information

Obituary from BMJ

Wikepedia on David Sackett

Vox Science and Health

 

 

 

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours @Hardin

The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Saturday, May 23,  the library will be open 10am-2pm.

Sunday, May 24, the library will be open 12pm-4pm.14288664013_f5d48a8d6c_n

The 24 hour study will be open all weekend.  Apply for access to the 24 hour study at the 3rd floor desk.

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Summer Hours begin @Hardin

Hardin Library summer hours:

 Sunday 12pm-9pm
 Monday-Thursday  7:30am-9pm
 Friday  7:30am-6pm
 Saturday  10am-6pm
photo by D. Gordon E. Robertson

photo by D. Gordon E. Robertson

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Birthing, Midwifery, and Obstetrics through History – Exhibit @Hardin Library through August

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Professional midwifery organizations began in 1452.

This exhibit highlights items from the John Martin Rare Book Room at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

The exhibit addresses antiquity, medical perspectives, innovations, pioneers, and notable books.

 

 

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3 days left of free coffee and find our reindeer

reindeerBe the first to find Ed each morning and win a coffee mug!  We also have free coffee through 8pm on Friday.

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Get ready for finals @Hardin Library with free coffee, free popcorn, longer hours, and therapy dogs!

Hardin Library wants you to succeed in your Spring Finals. 

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photo from kristinhiggins.com

The library is open later–until Midnight Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.

Spend more time studying or finish up that group project.

We have lots of room.

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 Free coffee from 6pm Friday, May 8 –  8pm Friday, May 15!

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 Grab some popcorn Friday night and all day Saturday!
 reindeer Find our reindeer!

Ed will be hidden in the library each morning, starting on Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15.
If you are the first person to find Ed, you win a Hardin Library coffee mug.

image by Zief @Flickr

image by Zief @Flickr

Pet a therapy dog!
Dogs will visit on Saturday, May 9 from 5-7pm.
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Open Access Fund – articles in Iowa Research Online

Two years ago, the University Libraries and the Provost’s Office launched an Open Access Fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing.

The fund is meant to encourage the University community to publish their research in open access journals.  Articles required to be deposited according to NIH’s Public Access Policy are not eligible for the fund.

The open access publishing model allows free, immediate access to research and allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research. Some open access journals charge article processing fees to make the work freely available online. More information about the fund can be found here.

To date, 73 funded items have been funded, published and added to our institutional repository, with 10 published in 2015, 40 in 2014, and 23 in 2013. An additional 17 items have been approved and are awaiting publication. The author publishing charges for these 73 articles total $101,605.03, for an average cost of $1,391.85.

 
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Open access journals which charge author fees are more common in the sciences. Our collection of articles is similarly heavy in the sciences.

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Most of the articles are in journals that are completely open access. A few are in hybrid journals. (If you have an item in a hybrid journal, you can may be able to post a version of the article in IRO without paying an additional fee. Contact Janna Lawrence for more information.) One article is available freely on the publisher’s site, but we cannot add it to our collection, because the publisher required that the authors give away their copyright of the article to the publisher as a condition of publication.

 

 

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Now you can renew everything online – even annual loans

Beginning this week, all library materials may be renewed online as well as in person.

You may bring your annual loans to the library to be renewed for another year, or renew online by selecting “Renew My Materials” on Hardin’s website.

image by  Rousseau @Pixabay

image by Rousseau @Pixabay

 

 

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Learn to measure scholarly impact (H-index, Impact Factors, Eigenfactor) with our free workshop

You will learn how to use tools such as Ulrichs, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact factor that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field.

Impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.

This session will be held Wednesday, April 22, from 10-11am in East Information Commons, Hardin Library.

 

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Learn to conduct a systematic review literature search with our free workshop Wed., April 22, 12-1pm

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review.

Topics include:

  • learn to develop a search strategy
  • 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.

This class meets Wednesday, April 22 from 12-1pm in Information Commons East.

Can’t make this time?  Request a personal session of this or any of our other workshops online.