Lectures and Discussions Category

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Literature Searching for a Systematic Review

This open workshop will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include: search strategies, choosing databases, and seeking out grey literature. We will also discuss how to select journals for hand searching, document search strategies, and save and organize references.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, December 3 from 12-1 pm

Location: East Information Commons

Register online or by calling 335-9151.

No time for a class? Contact your librarian for individual instruction.

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Collect and Format Your Citations with our upcoming EndNote Workshop

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

Our next session is:

Tuesday, November 26 from 9-10 am
Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for a class? See our EndNote tutorial here.

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Open Workshop: How to Determine Your Scholarly Impact

This class will teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Sciences, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, November 19 from 12-1 pm

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!
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Create a quick bibliography with our RefWorks workshop

Want some help writing your next paper? Stop by Hardin’s class on RefWorks and learn more about this web-based bibliographic management tool. In this class, you’ll learn how to import citations from PubMed, enter references, create a quick bibliography, and use Write-n-Cite to add end and footnotes. Sign up to learn more about Refworks and save time on your next paper.

Our next session:

Wednesday, November 13 from 1-2 pm (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons)

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!
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Find relevant articles fast with our PubMed Express session this Tuesday!

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed.

Our next session:

Tuesday, November 12  12-12:30 pm (Location: East Information Commons, Hardin Library)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for a class? Check out our PubMed tutorial.

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E.A. Franken to speak on The Foundation of Radiology

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear:

E. A. Franken, Jr., Emeritus Professor,  Department of Radiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

speaking on:

“The Foundation of Radiology with an emphasis on the University of Iowa”

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:30-6:30

Room 401  Univ. of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

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Improve Your Research Skills with PubMed: Going Beyond the Basics

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in 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 takes place:

Wednesday, November 20 from 10-11 am (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Too busy for class? Check out our PubMed tutorial.

 

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Check out our new open workshop and get help building and evaluating resources

This workshop provides an introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to access a wide variety of standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the US Code of Federal Regulations. Featuring a new database, TechStreet, and more. This session will be led by Kari Kozak, the head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

Our next session is:
Friday, November 8 from 2-3 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.

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New Open Workshop: NIH Public Access, Open Access, Authors’ Rights, and Other Trends in Publishing

The NIH Public Access Policy, which ensures that all articles arising from NIH-sponsored research are 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, November 7, 10-11 am

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult.

 

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Bring your lunch to Hardin for a discussion on mobile devices and apps

Want to share your favorite apps with the world? Wonder what apps are out there for your work and your personal life? Bring your lunch and mobile device and join us for a lively discussion at Hardin. This brownbag lunch is not intended to provide technical supports for mobile devices. It is about sharing with and learning from each other.

This session takes place:

Tuesday, November 5, 12-1 pm (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons)

Register here or by calling 319-335-9151.