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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.


Fall back – daylight savings time ends on Saturday, November 3


What is Open Access?

Confused about Open Access?  Check out this PHD Comic to get a good overview of what is open access and how it can benefit you.

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Celebrate Open Access Week, October 22-26

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.

Here is a list of Faculty across the University of Iowa publishing in Open Access journals.

For more information about Open Access:


National Physician Assistants Week

This week, October 6-12, is National Physician Assistants Week.  Last year, Rep. Karen Bass recognized PAs during a short statement to the House of Representatives.   This year, a group of PA’s and students will be heading to Rockefeller Plaza to appear on the Today Show.

You can learn more about PA’s and what they do from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). You might also be interested in learning more about the history of this profession which has been around since the mid-60′s. The PA program here at the University of Iowa is well known as top ranking program in the nation.

Happy PA week from all of us at Hardin Library!


Reception to honor Deberg on Wednesday

image of Jennifer DebergJennifer Deberg, Clinical Education Librarian for the College of Nursing, has earned the Arthur Benton Excellence in Reference Services Professional Development Award.

Please join us for a celebration on Wednesday, September 26 from 3-4:30pm in the Hardin Library Conference Room 401.

Jennifer was nominated by both The College of Nursing and the Department of Nursing at University of Iowa Healthcare.  Jennifer provides one-on-one consults and course integrated training for students, faculty, and staff in these departments as well as other departments.


Hardin Library closed on home football game Saturdays

The Hardin Library is closed all day every Saturday there is a home Iowa football game.

This year the library is closed:    

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  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • October 20
  • November 10

The library is closed because public transportation is re-routed or slower due to crowds of football fans.  All parking lots are reserved for football fans or on-call staff at UIHC.  Walking or riding a bike is difficult on the West Campus before and after football games.

The 24-hour study will be open to those who have access cards.


CINAHL database not working properly

CINAHL database users are reporting multiple sporadic issues including:

  • results not appearing after searches are combined
  • difficulty exploding subject terms and
  • connector terms (AND,OR) not showing when building subject searches

If you have these problems, please first try using another internet browser if you have that option.

If you experience any of these issues or others, please report to  Jennifer will pass reports on to the vendor (EbscoHost) and updates will be posted here.


Do you love your librarian? Nominate them for an award!

Nominations for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I love my librarian awards are open through September 12.

10 librarians each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel  stipend to attend an awards reception in New York. In addition, a plaque will be   given to each award  winner’s library.

Nomination forms and more information available here:

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Need help? Chat with us!

Do you have a question that needs a quick answer?  Want to know what time the library closes?

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You can once again chat with us when the library is open by clicking on the chat button here:

Don’t like to chat?  You can call, email, come in or make an appointment with your librarian.