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Organize and Import Citations with EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, EndNote.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, February 25 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online or contact us at 335-9151 or by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

No time for class? We offer an easy online tutorial for EndNote Basic.


Find protein sequences and more with our new NCBI workshop

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain protein related information. Learn how to search for protein sequences, conserved protein domains, sequence similarity-based protein clusters and experimentally-determined bimolecular structures.

This workshop is hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW sessions are free to UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, February 24 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library Info Commons EAST

Register online here. Questions? Call us at 335-9151 or email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu to learn more.

[image accessed via NCBI's Molecular Modeling Database]


Discuss Publishing Experiences with HOW: NIH Public Access, Open Access, Authors’ Rights, and Other Publishing Trends

The NIH Public Access Policy, which ensures that all articles arising from NIH-sponsored research will be made freely available within a year after publication, is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes in scholarly publishing. Participants will learn more about these trends and discuss experiences with publishing.

Our next session is:
Thursday, February 10 from 3-4 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!


Improve Search Results with MeSH and Other Advanced Techniques

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s Index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in the life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, February 18 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Questions? Call us at 335-9151 or email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.


Understand Scholarly Impact using Scopus & Web of Science

Scopus and Web of Sciences are multidisciplinary databases which allow users to measure scholarly impact. Scopus includes all citations that can be found in EMBASE. This hands-on session will provide help navigating these useful resources.

Topics include:

1) Locating articles for research or systematic review within Scopus or Web of Science

2) Tracking an article’s citing and cited references in each database

3) Finding journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science

4) Determining an author’s H-index using Scopus

Our next session is
Tuesday, February 17, 2-3 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online  here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!



Get Hands-On Experience Using EndNote with our Upcoming Open Workshop

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, February 13 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin East Information Comons

Register here or call us at 335-9151

Questions? Check out our useful EndNote tutorial.


Kudos to UI Libraries & Hardin Library’s Responsive Websites

Linda Roth (of Library Information Technology), Shane Wallace and Eric Rumsey (both from Hardin Library) had an article published in Journal of the Medical Library Association recently:

Responsive web design for an academic health sciences library website

Much of the credit for the article is due to the pioneering work in responsive design that Linda has been implementing on the UI Libraries’ and Hardin Library’s website. At the time that Eric was asked to contribute the article in February, Hardin was the only medical/health sciences website that used responsive design.

Thank you, Linda, for making us all look good!


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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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.


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.