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Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Spring forward!

daylight-savings-time1Daylight savings time begins this Sunday at 2:00 am.  Set your clocks ahead one hour before bed on Saturday.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology has more information about daylight savings time.


NIH Public Access Compliance: Working with NCBI My Bibliography and Progress Reports

Do you have NIH-funded grants?  If so, this session, taught by Oliva Smith of the UI Office of Research, will show you how to use the NCBI My Bibliography module to manage citations of NIH-supported research publications, as well as look at how it is used in NIH RPPR electronic progress reports, as well as progress reports submitted on paper.

This session will be held in Hardin Information Commons West on Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  To register, email Oliva Smith at oliva-smith@uiowa.edu.


Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, 2014

BERNHARD SIEGFRIED ALBINUS (1697-1770). Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani. Leiden:  1747

This work is perhaps the most monumental and finest anatomical atlas ever published. The plates, although probably derived from Vesalius, were drawn with painstaking accuracy by Wandelaer and are dated between 1739 and 1747. Albinus described in his preface the methods used in the drawing of the skeletons and “muscle men” to achieve symmetry and beauty in each figure. All of the skeletons and “muscle men” have lush background scenes taken from nature which were chosen to animate the figures and emphasize the harmonious and natural beauty of the human body. The first three plates of the skeleton are each accompanied by outline plates. The following nine plates of the “muscle men” also have an additional outline plate. The final sixteen plates represent individual muscles and parts of muscles and each of the many figures is supplied with an outline drawing unless the letters are engraved directly on the finished figures.

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2,000 Year History of Scabies

Russell W. Currier, past president of the American Veterinary Medical History Society will speak on:

“2,000 Year History of Scabies:  From Humoral Beliefs to Contagion to Modern Understanding”

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30-6:30
Room 401
Univ. of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

The transition from Hippocrates’ humors and Galenic dogma to microscopic causes of illness was a long and distressing experience delaying for centuries the concept of contagion.  Manifestations of scabies infestations were attributed erroneously to systemic phenomena, even digestive disorders. This lecture will present a 2,000 year review of this  wholly human parasite that spread in ‘deep time’ to numerous animal species as variant subspecies.


October is National Medical Librarians Month

Photo of Exhibit

October is National Medical Librarians Month and Hardin Library is celebrating with a display in honor of our librarians. You can learn more about us, which departments we serve and our research and personal interests. The display is located to your left as you enter Hardin Library on the 3rd floor (Special thanks to Trish Duffel for providing a high quality photo).

You might be wondering what medical librarians do and what sort of training we have.  To list a few things, medical librarians have master’s degrees in library science and participate in many continuing education classes and conferences. Many of them are certified through the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) and participate in scholarly activities such as publishing. In addition, librarians teach classes on evidence based practice, information literacy, mobile resources, publishing, and many other topics.  They also help to support clinical practice by assisting health care professionals with locating quality health information.

Medical librarians are part of the health care team, and a recent article in The Nurse Practitioner highlights some of the reasons why you should get to know your local librarian.

Newland, Jamesetta. (2012) Celebrating Medical Librarians. The Nurse Practitioner; 37(10): 5. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00006205-201210000-00001&LSLINK=80&D=ovft

This month, the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association had their annual meeting. As you can see, Hardin Library has done a lot this year with regards to presenting and providing leadership roles in the organization.

Xiaomei Gu

Developing and Administering a Campus-wide Survey: A First Step in Assessing Data Management Needs (paper)

First Year Experience: Librarian as Instructor of a Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (poster)

Jen DeBerg

Exploring Value of Customized Tutorials for Remote Students (paper)

Growing Relationships: A Project to Reduce Hospital Noise (poster)

Kelly Thormodson

Growing from Within: From Art History to Urology – All liaisons Working Together to be the Best Team (paper)

Donna Hirst

The John Martin Rare Book Room as a Learning Resource (poster)

Janna Lawrence

2012 President of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (elected)

Chris Childs

Recording Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (elected)


In honor of National Medical Librarian month, we at Hardin Library invite you to stop in, get to know us, and find out what Hardin librarians can do for you.


American Pharmacists Month

October is American Pharmacists Month!  The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) reminds the public, policymakers, and other health care professionals to  “Know Your PHARMACIST, Know Your MEDICINE.”  If you are on Twitter, follow #APhM2012 see how people are celebrating American Pharmacists Month.

For information on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, which is the 4th oldest College of Pharmacy in a state-supported university, visit its website at http://pharmacy.uiowa.edu



RefWorks Issues Resolved

Problems related to last night’s hardware upgrade for RefWorks have been addressed and testing has shown IP authentication and other functionality returned to normal.

All users will need to clear their internet browser cache of cookies and restart their browsers before attempting to log back in again.

RefWorks has apologized for the inconvenience and appreciates your understanding.

If you have any problems with using or accessing RefWorks, please do not hesitate to contact us at Hardin Library.


New App for Accessing the National Library of Medicine’s FREE Mobile Resources

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library recently released a mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to all of their mobile resources.  You can use this app to find information about health topics, prescription drugs and more.

The best part about this app is that all of the resources listed are FREE!

Check out the app on your mobile device by going to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/


Learn to use EndNote with our free workshop Thursday, July 12

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.

This session is on

Sign up online http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/regform.html or by calling 319-335-9151


Mobile Version of Drug Information Portal

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices. http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/m.drugportal

This mobile optimized web site covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams.  Each record also features information links to 19 other resources including NLM PubMed, NLM LactMed, and Drugs@FDA.