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An Introduction to Gene Variation Databases

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain information on gene variations. Learn how to search for short genetic variations, genome structural variation studies, genotype/phenotype interaction studies and human variations of clinical significance. This class is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 10, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Information Commons Classroom EAST

Register here. Contact us at 335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

For one-on-one instruction, see a librarian liaison.

“Sequence variations are mapped to the reference genome via BLAST®, using the data in the Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (dbSNP).”

Image via ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Finding Evidence-Based Resources

This class will focus on creating a clinical question using PICO, the difference between publication types, and the different resources where one can find evidence based information. The class will also discuss the difference between searching Cochrane, PubMed, National Guideline Clearinghouse and UpToDate. This session will be hands-on and is free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, April 1, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, WEST Information Commons classroom

Register here. Contact us with questions or concerns at (319) 335-9151 or by email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Open Access: Policies, Publishers, and Predators

Open Access to scientific literature is one of the most hotly debated topics in scholarly publishing. This workshop will provide an overview of what scientists need to know when making their research open access. We will cover the basics of what we mean by open access, how open access relates to the NIH Public Access policy, open access journals in the biomedical sciences, predatory publishing scams, and best practices for evaluating your open access options.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Monday, March 31, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons

Register here.

Image via openscience.com

Questions? Contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

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Research Gene Expression, Functional Genomics, and More with our Gene Expression Databases Workshop

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain information on gene expressions. Learn how to search for homologous gene sets for selected organisms, clusters of expressed transcripts, gene expression and molecular abundance profiles, functional genomics studies and epigenomic studies and display tools.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, March 18, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Contact us at 335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

For one-on-one instruction, see a librarian liaison.

 

Image via: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Announcing the completion of the William Osler Pamphlet Collection

About William Osler

Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the “Father of Modern Medicine.” Osler was not only a physician but a bibliophile, author, historian, and renowned practical joker. He had numerous ties to the University of Iowa. Special Collections holds letters between Osler and Campell Palmer Howard, a faculty member at the University, and Osler’s desk is housed in the John Martin Rare Book Room at Hardin (Room 401).

Hardin’s Osler Pamphlet Collection

From 1972 to 2010 the Hardin Library received a significant collection of documents by and about William Osler, including several copies donated by Dr. R. N. Larimer. The Rare Book room staff has provided helpful guides and online versions for much of this material. An index for the collection, which contains 317 items ranging from 1878-1976, can be found here.

[Osler at his desk]

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Health, United States 2012 with focus on ER now available

healthus2013Health, United States 2012 with a special focus on emergency care is now available online:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf .

 

The book presents trends and current information on measures of:
morbidity
mortality
health care utilization
risk factions
prevention
health insurance
personal health care expenditures

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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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Univ. of Iowa College of Medicine Historical Photographs

University of Iowa College of Medicine Historical Photograhs are now available through the Iowa Digital Library.  The collection includes 194 images from 1844-2010.  The collection is a composite of several collections held at the Hardin Library including two boxes of lantern glass slides from ca. 1910.  The original slides are now housed in the University Archives.  Work to document and compile these images has been active in the Rare Book Room since 2012.  It is with great pleasure that we can now make these images broadly available.

Donna Hirst, Curator
John Martin Rare Book Room   June 26, 2013
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Faster and more predictable Interlibrary Loan available now – UBorrow

See our video tutorial:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAzBX99Ea8U

Together the Big10 University Libraries, University of Chicago Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, The University of Iowa Libraries is proud to announce a new service called UBorrow that offers fast access to over 90 million books. Books requested via UBorrow typically are available within a week and are checked out for 12 weeks, with a four-week renewal option.

Iowa faculty, students and staff can search UBorrow directly. A UBorrow search option is also available in Smart Search and InfoLink library catalogs.  UBorrow checks the UI Libraries’ catalog for an available copy before checking other libraries’ catalogs in real time and placing a request directly with the other libraries.  If a book is not available through UBorrow, faculty, staff and students can still place a traditional interlibrary loan request and UI Libraries staff will try to obtain it from another library.

The UBorrow system currently only allows for book loans.  If you need materials in another format, please place a traditional interlibrary loan request for materials not held at our libraries.