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KNODE : new research collaboration tool available at UI

The University of Iowa has partnered with KNODE Inc. to help connect researchers at Iowa and elsewhere and to provide direct links to scientific content.

KNODE is a Cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of a researcher’s expertise. Currently, KNODE is focused on researchers in the life sciences. Researcher profiles are automatically generated from a variety of data sources, including MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles, NIH grant projects, biomedicine patents, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing. If you wish, you call also claim your automatically generated profile to update certain information.  There are currently 3 million profiles available in KNODE.

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Anatomy.tv now available online from Hardin Library

AnatomyTV Launch PageHardin Library for the Health Sciences is excited to announce that Anatomy.tv is now available for our patrons!

Anatomy.tv is an internet-based anatomy tool provided by Stat!Ref which includes a complete set of 3D human models.

Anatomy.tv allows for manipulation and 360-degree rotation of virtual models, as well as filtering different layers of anatomical structure. Additionally, Anatomy.tv links to relevant text, clinical images, diagrams, scans, and videos. Supplementary information such as quizzes, MCQs, and patient information are all available for download.

To begin using Anatomy.tv, simply go to the Hardin Library website and select the tool from the Health Sciences Resources A-Z list.  Direct access is also available at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/AnatomyTV.

Please note that access to Anatomy.tv is limited to a set number of users, so if you encounter problems using this resource please feel free to contact Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu and we will provide assistance.

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Keep up with your favorite journals using BrowZine!

The UI Libraries now subscribes to BrowZine, an app that makes it easier to read your favorite journals on your iPad or Android tablet.  Because BrowZine knows which journals the UI Libraries subscribe to, it’s easy to find your favorite journals by title or subject and even to create a personal bookshelf of your favorite journals.  Individual articles can also be saved for reading later. Articles found in BrowZine can also be synced with Zotero, Dropbox, or other services.

Download BrowZine onto your device from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Amazon store.  Launch BrowZine, and select University of Iowa from the dropdown list.  You will then be asked to log in with your HawkID and password.  (You should only have to do this once.)  From there, BrowZine will know what journals the library has.  Almost all of the library’s online journals are available; if you find one that is not, please contact us.

You can watch a 2-minute video about BrowZine at http://vimeo.com/52663192.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

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UpToDate Mobile App now available!

UpToDateMobileUpToDate is one of the leading evidence-based clinical practice tools available, and has long been provided for University of Iowa students, faculty, and clinicians. Written by a recognized faculty of experts who each address a specific clinical issue, the contents synthesize the latest evidence and best practices.

Now, access to this resource has become even more convenient for mobile device users with the introduction of the UpToDate mobile app.

In order to access this resource, members of the University of Iowa Community can simply register for an account at http://www.uptodate.com using a valid @uiowa.edu email address. Users will receive a confirmation email, after which the app can be downloaded and initiated with full entrée into thousands of topic areas. Note that full-text of linked content isn’t directly available from within the app interface.

The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8.

Please contact Hardin Library with any questions of comments!