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Update iPhone/iPad/iTouch software immediately if you use Exchange email or calendars

 On Tuesday, 2/19, Apple released update 6.1.2 that reportedly fixes the issues that iOS 6.1 devices were causing with Exchange. 

ITS strongly encourages iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to update their devices as soon as possible.  See http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4623 for instructions on updating your device.


Learn to speed up your research with Scopus! Free workshop at Hardin Library, Tuesday, February 19

Scopus is a multidisciplinary database with substantial international coverage.  All citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus.

Scopus also allows you to measure an author’s scholarly impact and to track an article’s cited and citing references. Come to this hands-on session and learn more!

Our next session is Tuesday, Feb 19th from 1:00-2:00pm at Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd floor.


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Service Spotlight: reserve group study rooms online for up to 4 hours

Need a guaranteed study spot?  Reserve group study rooms online!

About Hardin Library Group Study Rooms:

  • Hardin Library has 8 group study rooms.
  • Rooms vary in size and can accommodate from 2-12 people.
  • Group study rooms are generally available when Hardin Library is open (except for rooms 207C, 209, and 210).
  • If a group study is not reserved, it is available for walk-in group use.
  • Make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Select up to 4 hours per day, up to 5 days in advance.

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Xiaomei Gu appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in College of Pharmacy

picture of Xiaomei GuXiaomei Gu, Clinical Education Librarian at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy.

Professor Gu teaches drug information search and medical literature as part of required Pharmacy Practice Laboratories for PharmD students.  These help students develop pharmacy practice skills.  She also works with graduate students, training them to search and then organize literature.  Xiaomei is an active member of the Medical Library Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

She maintains two LibGuides for use by PharmD students, faculty, and researchers:


Some of her publications and presentations are available in Iowa Research Online.


Need help managing citations for your papers? Learn RefWorks @HLHS Thursday, January 24th, 10-11am

Want some help writing your next paper? Come to Hardin Library’s class on RefWorks and learn about this web-based bibliographic management tool.   RefWorks is available for free to anyone affiliated wtih UI and can also be accessed remotely. Sign up to learn more about RefWorks and save yourself a lot of time next time you have to write a paper.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
  • import citations from PubMed,
  • enter references,
  • create a quick bibliography, and
  • add end and foot notes to your papers (Write-n-Cite).

Our next session is Thursday, January 24th, 10:00am-11:00am.  Register online (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/) or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Archives Journals changing names as of January 1, 2013

Effective on January 1, 2013, all of the Archives Journals will be official renamed:

  • JAMA Dermatology
  • JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • JAMA Neurology
  • JAMA Ophthalmology
  • JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • JAMA Psychiatry
  • JAMA Surgery

For more information, please see this article from JAMA.


Free coffee for finals Friday December 7 – Friday December 14

Need a little fuel for finals?  We’ve got it!

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will be serving free coffee for finals week, beginning this Friday at 6pm.  Finals coffee is sponsored by Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian for the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences & Branch Libraries.

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Later hours Friday and Saturday at Hardin Library

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photo by Furya@flickr

Do you need to spend some time getting ready for finals?

Looking for a quiet place with lots of room?

Come to the  Hardin Library for the Health Sciences on Friday or Saturday!  The library is open until Midnight both Friday and Saturday.

We will be serving free coffee beginning on Friday at 6pm all through finals week.


Take a study break with Just Dance 4

Feel like you need a little break?picture of just dance

Just Dance 4  for Wii is set up in the Information Commons East, 2nd floor for finals week.

Play with your friends, yourself, or ask a Hardin staff member to play with you!



Learn how to use RefWorks for citation management at Hardin Library on Tuesday, Nov. 27

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Want some help writing your next paper?  Come to Hardin Library’s class on RefWorks and learn about this web-based bibliographic management tool.  You’ll learn:

  • how to import citations from PubMed
  • how to enter references
  • how to create a quick bibliography
  • how to add end and foot notes using Write-n-Cite

RefWorks is available free for anyone affiliated with UI and can be accessed off campus.  Save time if you have to write a paper using RefWorks.

Our next session is:
Tuesday, November 27, 10-11am (Hardin Library East Information Commons)

Register online (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/) or call 319-335-9151.