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Everglades Exhibit

Check out the new Everglades exhibit at the Sciences Library. Thank you to the UI’s Museum of Natural History for the loan of so many interesting items. My photography skills are sadly lacking, so you really need to see it in person.

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RefWorks/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 RefWorks and EndNote! RefWorks and EndNote are two citation management programs available for free to all University of Iowa students, faculty and staff.

Lunch @ the Sciences Library Workshop
RefWorks/EndNote
12:30-1:20pm, Wednesday, September 18
102 Sciences Library (120 Iowa Ave.)

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to sign up for a free RefWorks or EndNote account;
  • How to export references to RefWorks or EndNote from popular research databases;
  • How to use RefWorks to organize and share your references;
  • How to use RefWorks format citations and bibliographies;
  • How to download and use the free Write-N-Cite or Cite While You Write add-on to Microsoft Word to include preformatted citations and bibliographies in your paper.

This workshop is open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring you lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3024.

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Trial: EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection

The UI Libraries have arranged a trial of a new resource, the EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection. This collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. There are nearly 120,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, MIT Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Brill Academic Publishers; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The trial ends on December 9, 2013. Please send comments to Michael Wright.

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Library 101 Workshop

Do you need a brief overview of the resources and services available at the Sciences Library? Do you have a question about the library or it’s resources that you’ve never had the chance to ask? Then join us for the first Lunch @ the Sciences Library workshop of the semester! Wednesday, September 4th at 12:30pm – 1:20pm in the Sciences Library classroom (102SL).

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to view your library account to renew materials or see what you have checked out;
  • How to search for books, videos, journals and articles using the library catalog and popular databases;
  • How to get materials from other libraries (interlibrary loan);
  • How to get library materials delivered to your office or favorite branch library;
  • How to get help when you need it.

There’s no need to register, just show up if you’re interested. Bring your lunch if you wish. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sara Scheib at (319) 335-3024 or sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.

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Back to School with the Sciences Library

Welcome back! Here are six tips from the Sciences Library to help you hit the ground running and start the semester off right.

  1. Textbooks and more – Check the library catalog to see if your textbooks are on reserve at the library or available to check out. This goes for other books, videos, music and articles too.
  2. Study Space - It isn’t always easy to find a place to meet or study. Fortunately, the Sciences Library has new study areas, extended hours and we still have free coffee.
  3. Guides  - Do you have a paper to write, but can’t find the information you need? Check out our Subject Guides. These guides contain links to library funded and librarian recommended research databases and other resources you can use to find what you need.
  4. We deliver, for free –  Need a book from another Library but don’t want to walk all the way across campus? Click the “Request Delivery” link in the library catalog and we’ll send it to your office or a campus library.  If we don’t have it, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form and we’ll get it for you as soon as possible.
  5. Workshops – The Sciences Library offers several workshops during the semester to introduce you to new tools and resources and help you learn how to use them.
  6. Ask Us – We’re here to help you. If you have a question or need some help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call (335-3083), email (lib-sciences@uiowa.edu) or even chat. And of course, you’re always welcome to visit us in person at 120 Iowa Ave., between Phillips Hall and the Biology Building.

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Extended Fall Semester Hours

We’ve extended the fall semester hours at the Sciences Library. We will now open at 8:30am, Monday through Friday.

Sciences Library Fall Semester Hours
August 26, 2013 – December 22, 2013

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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New Study Space

Check out the new study spaces we added over the summer.

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SciFinder Updates

SciFinder released an update last month that changed their interface and provided some new options and features.

To learn more, check out this quick, interactive tour of the new design or download the overview presentation (PDF).

If you already have a SciFinder account, you can login here. If you do not have a SciFinder account, please register here.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about SciFinder, please contact the Sciences Library at lib-sciences@uiowa.edu or 335-3083.

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Mathematical Research Letters

Online access is now available to Mathematical Research Letters.

Mathematical Research Letters is “dedicated to rapid publication of short complete papers of original research in all areas of mathematics. Expository papers and research announcements of exceptional interest are also occasionally published.”

The journal can accessed through the links in this blog post or by searching the library catalog or the e-journal search page. It is indexed in the MathSciNet and Web of Science citation databases. Use the yellow InfoLink button to access the full-text. Off-campus access is available to students, faculty and staff who use the Libraries’ links and sign in with a HawkID and password.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Mathematical Research Letters, please contact the Sciences Library at lib-sciences@uiowa.edu or 335-3083.

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JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

JoVEThe UI Libraries is pleased to announce full access to all sections of JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), including Applied Physics, BehaviorBioengineering, Chemistry, Clinical and Translational MedicineImmunology and Infection, and Neuroscience. The Environment section will be available in September 2013.

JoVE is a peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video journal that seeks to “increase the productivity of scientific research” through the publication of “biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format”.

You can access JoVE and its sections by  bookmarking the links in this post. You can also search for specific sections using the library catalog or e-journal search. JoVE sections are also listed in their relevant subject guides.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about JoVE, please contact the Sciences Library at lib-sciences@uiowa.edu or 335-3083.

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