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Finals Week

Need a place to study? Stress getting to you? If you said yes to either of these two questions then you need to come to the Sciences Library. We will have KNex, Legos, color pages and stress bags to help you get ready for your finals! If you need something to keep you awake we will also  have coffee, tea, cookies and brownie bites. Come take a load off, relax and let us give  you a quiet place to study!

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Pi Day at the Sciences Library

Apple Pi Day 3.14159265359 bites are coming to the Sciences Library on Fri March 13, 8:30 until they are gone. We will also be providing coffee and tea. So come and join us and see what Pi Bites are all about.

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New Life Sciences Preprint Server: BioRxiv

From Science 14 November 2014:
Vol. 346 no. 6211 pp. 792-793
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6211.792                        

BioRxiv at 1 year

“A year after its launch, a new preprint server for life sciences is off to a healthy start, its creators say. BioRxiv, a free site sponsored by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), has attracted more than 800 papers (see graph). Submissions span many disciplines—such as cell biology and cancer research—in which preprint sharing hadn’t been routine. About 28% of authors, who come from 44 countries, have revised their papers, presumably after getting feedback from readers, says John Inglis, executive director of CSHL Press. For scientists who might worry that posting a preprint will jeopardize its chances at a journal, Inglis points out that one-fourth of bioRxiv’s papers have later appeared in journals including Science, Nature, and Cell. http://scim.ag/bioRxiv1yr

BioRxiv is indexed in SciFinder, but not Web of Science, Scopus or PubMed. If you have any questions or if you’d like a demonstration of this database, please contact the Sciences Library.

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New Scanner at the Sciences Library

Excellent news at the Sciences Library! We have a brand new open face color scanner. Want to know more? Come in and contact us! Try it out soon!

New Sciences Library scanner

New Sciences Library scanner

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Stress Relief During Finals Week

Do you need a break from studying for your finals? The Sciences Library will have card games, color pages, Legos, K’Nex, and Wii gaming to help you relieve some stress. We will also have snacks and drinks. Come join us and good luck with your finals!

Hours:

M-Th 8:30am – 10:00pm
Sat 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm – 10:00 pm

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Surviving the Arctic

Surviving the Arctic

Surviving the Arctic

The Sciences Library has a new exhibit Surviving the Arctic. With artifacts loaned to us from the Natural History Museum.

Each shelf represents different aspects of  Inuit life. Magic and Belief, Hunting: Sea and Water, Hunting Land and Camp and Home life.

Thank you to the Natural History Museum for the loan and for setting up this case.

 

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EndNote Workshop

Are you starting a new research paper or project and looking for a way to manage your references? Then join us for this useful and informative workshop about EndNote! EndNote is a citation management program supported by the UI Libraries. The web version is available for free to the entire UI community and the desktop client is available for free to UI faculty, staff, graduate and professional students.

EndNote Workshop
Wed, Dec 3, 12:30-1:20 PM
3rd floor Sciences Library

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Sign up for (or download) EndNote for free!
  • Transfer existing references from other services to EndNote;
  • Export references from popular databases for importing into EndNote;
  • Use EndNote to organize and share references;
  • Use EndNote to format a bibliography in one of thousands of different styles;
  • Use the Cite While You Write plugin for Microsoft Word;
  • Get help when you need it!

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

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Scopus Workshop

Have you tried Scopus, our new database? The UI Libraries provide free access to Scopus, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Scopus Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively.

Scopus Workshop

Wed, Nov 19, 12:30-1:20

Sciences Library 3rd floor

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Access Scopus off-campus.
  • Use refine options to retrieve more relevant search results.
  • Save citations to RefWorks/EndNote.
  • Set up alerts and find full-text.
  • Get help from a librarian when you need it.

 

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

 

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Web of Science Workshop

Do you use Web of Science in your research? The UI Libraries provide free access to Web of Science, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Web of Science Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively.

Web of Science Workshop
Wed Nov. 12, 12:30-1:20
Sciences Library 3rd floor computer classroom

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Access Web of Science off-campus
  • Use Advanced Search to retrieve more relevant results
  • Save citations to citation managers
  • Set up Saved Searches and Citation Alerts
  • Find full-text, wherever it may be
  • Get help when you need it!

This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

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Halloween Party!

Ready for Halloween? Get a jumpstart on your celebration at the Sciences Library Halloween Party this Sunday, October 26 from 6-10PM!

Activities include:

We hope you can join us. Happy Halloween!

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