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Reminder: Try DynaMed in place of Essential Evidence Plus

Due to budget constraints, Hardin Library must cancel our subscription to Essential Evidence Plus as of August 7. We would like to suggest that you try DynaMed in its place. DynaMed offers evidence-based information in bulleted format on a wide range of diseases and conditions, with links to references embedded within the description.

If you are a fan of the calculators found in Essential Evidence Plus, we suggest that you look at the calculators tab on Hardin’s Evidence Based Practice guide. We will continue to add calculators to the guide and appreciate suggestions.

If you have suggestions or comments, please contact Janna Lawrence, Hardin Library Assistant Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu


FYI: List of Hardin journal cancellations

The list of journal cancellations for 2009 is now available here. Thank you for any feedback you may have provided in the decision-making process.


Hardin 2009 Journal Cancellations: announcement and request for feedback

Due to changes in the Hardin  library’s collection development funding, we must reduce our budget by an estimated $170,000. Here is a proposed list of journals to be cancelled for 2010 by the Hardin Library. The list is in Excel and can be sorted by title, cost, index, etc.

Any requests to keep a title should be sent to  linda-walton@uiowa.edu. I will need comments back by July 24th. Comments should be made about titles that will impact the commenter’s discipline. In other words, a physician should not comment on a dental title. A nurse should not comment on a pharmacy title, etc.


Linda Walton, M.L.S.
Associate University Librarian & Director
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa
600 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-9873; 319-353-3752 (FAX)


New issue of Hardin Scholarly Communication News available now

The November 2008 issue of Hardin Scholarly Communication News is available at http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/scholar/. Topics this month include author’s rights, copyright, open access and more!