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Go Beyond the Basics with PubMed

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.

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:

Tuesday, April 22 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Register today or check out our quick tutorial to learn the basics of using PubMed.

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

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Learn to use EndNote Basic at Hardin Library’s workshop Monday, April 21

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

Our next session is:

Monday, April  21, 2-3 pm

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.

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Medical Literature Express

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. This class is free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Thursday, March 27

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Sign up here. Pressed for time? Check out our tutorial for basic searching tips.

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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.

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:

Tuesday, March 25 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Register today or check out our quick tutorial for the basics on PubMed.

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

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Web-based Citation Management 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 EndNote Desktop software.

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 24 from 2-3 pm

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

To register, click here. For more on EndNote Basic, see our quick and easy tutorial.

Questions? Email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

EndNote is available in several formats. [Image via endnote.com]

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Get Organized

Are PDFs scattered all over your computer with names that you cannot pronounce? Want to create an organized, clearly named, and internet-accessible personal library? This hands-on session will show you how using free tools such as Mendeley and Dropbox as well as commercial tools such as EndNote and RefWorks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a selection of PDFs with them.

All Hardin Open Workshops are free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, March 6 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. To learn more, call us at (319) 335-9151 or email us at hardin-lib@uiowa.edu

 

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Get research help quick with our 30-minute PubMed Express session

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the 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 is:

Thursday, February 27 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here or contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

Busy schedule? Get help from home with our PubMed tutorial.

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Find High Quality Nursing and Allied Health Literature with our CINAHL Open Workshop

CINHAL is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. This hands-on session will demonstrate how to use CINAHL effectively to find high quality nursing and allied health literature. An explanation and demonstration of how to select the most appropriate search terms will be provided. Search practice will be conducted at the end of the session to reinforce what was demonstrated. This session is free to all UI students and affiliates. No prior knowledge is required.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, January 28, 9-10 am (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons).

Contact us with questions at 335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu
No time for a class? Check out our CINAHL tutorial here.

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Google U workshop at Main Library December 2 & 3

The University of Iowa Libraries will offer the workshop “Google U: Using Google for Academic Research” on two dates this fall.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3, noon-1:30 pm.
Information Arcade Classroom 1 at the Main Library

This workshop is geared to the experienced Web searcher and will be especially useful for graduate students. Emphasis will be on using the Google family of search products, particularly Google Books and Google Scholar, for scholarly research. Time will be provided for practice searches and advice on particular research needs.

No registration is required but seating is limited.