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Celebrate Halloween with some anatomical illustrations

The John Martin Rare Book Room has over 350 anatomy books.  Enjoy this selection!


Andreas Vesalius


 Bernhard Siegfried Albinus


 Jacopo Berengario da Carpi


 William Cheselden


 Charles Estienne


 Genga Bernardino

Craving more?  All images from National Library of Medicine’s collection.




Video : Hardin Librarians teach how to use Twitter professionally

Eric Rumsey and Xiaomei Gu were featured on Daily Iowan TV teaching a class on using Twitter professionally:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhCNgGqY7xU&t=1m45s

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Open Access Week : October 21-27

Open Access makes scholarship more accessible.  Celebrate Open Access Week with our activities including a lecture and panel discussion:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/openaccess/ 

What is Open Access?

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review. OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers.
(from A Very Brief Introduction to OA by Peter Suber)

How to Get Help With Fees

To encourage the University community to publish their research in Open Access platforms, the Office of the Provost and University Libraries have established a fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing.

What if I have more questions?

Contact Janna Lawrence, Assistant Director, Hardin Library.

Does Iowa have an institutional repository?

Yes:  Iowa Research Online.



Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland Conference in Des Moines on October 15

The Hardin Library is a sponsor of the forum:
Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland 6 : Public-Private Sector Strategies

The forum will be held in Des Moines, from 8am-3pm, Tuesday, October 15.  The forum is non-artisan and focuses on significant health-related changes, challenges and opportunities within the State of Iowa.  For more information or to register see:  http://rebalancinghealthcare.uiowa.edu/

graphic of name of conference



Graduate Student Spotlight : Anne Price

picture of Anne PriceName: Anne Price
Hometown: Columbus, NE
Undergraduate Education: University of Nebraska – Lincoln BA English ‘12
Graduate Education: University of Iowa, MA Library and Information Science, ’14.
Future Plans: Hopefully a job working with either a museum collection or an archive. I’m also open to working in youth services at a public library.
Why I’m Working at Hardin: My interests are primarily special collections and the opportunity arose for me to work in the John Martin Rare Book Room
Favorite Part of Working at Hardin: Just seeing the daily operations it takes to keep a special collection accessible.
Fun Fact:  My great-great uncle was a third class passenger on the R.M.S. Titanic, and was among the people rescued by the R.M.S. Carpathia.

Anne works in the John Martin Rare Book Room as a Student Specialist I.


Learn tips for searching gene, genome & protein information with our free workshop 8/27, 3-4pm

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 next session is 

Register for this session online: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ .  Can’t make it?  We are teaching 5 other sessions this semester, and you can always request a session!


Learn to measure your scholarly impact with our class Thursday, June 6

Both databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact. All citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus.
This hands-on session will demonstrate
1) how to quickly find the articles you need for you research or systematic review in each database,
2) how to track an article’s cited and citing references in each database,
3) how to find journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science, and
4) how to determine an author’s H-index using Scopus.
Our next session is Thursday, June 6
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for Health Sciences.image of sciverse scopus
Register for this class online (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/).
No time for class?  Contact your librarian for a personalized session (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/liaisons/).

Learn to keep current with our class Tuesday from Noon – 1

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue?
This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts.
Our next session is Tuesday, June 4th
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences


Learn something new with our summer open workshops!

Do you have more time to learn something new in the summer?  We can help with that!

Hardin Library is offering open workshops on a variety of topics:

  • EndNote
  • PubMed
  • Open Access publishing
  • Determining your scholarly impact
  • Keeping current
  • Toxicology resources
  • RefWorks
  • Scopus and Web of Science

Descriptions, schedule and registration forms at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/

If none of these times work for you, but you would like an individual or group session, contact your librarian!




Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Graduate – Brad Havel

Picture of Brad HavelHardin student employee Brad Havel graduated this month with a B.B.A. in Market Research.
Brad is moving to New York City in August to pursue a career in his field.