Please pardon our mess. The Sciences Library is working to create more study space on the third floor. We’re taking down some empty shelves and moving in some new furniture. We’re looking forward to seeing it finished, but in the meantime, check out these photos of our progress.
A new policy memorandum from Dr. John Holdren of the Office of Science and Technology Policy requires Federal agencies to develop plans to make the published results and digital data of federally funded research freely available to the public within 12 months of publication.
For more information, including the full-text of the memorandum:
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.
Lunch @ the Sciences Library
Web of Science Workshop
11:30am- 12:20pm, Wednesday, February 27th
102 SL (Sciences Library Classroom)
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Access Web of Science from off-campus;
- Use Advanced Search to retrieve more relevant search results;
- Analyze result lists by author, organization, publication year, etc.;
- Save citations from Web of Science to RefWorks, EndNote and other citation managers;
- Set up alerts to keep up with the literature in your field;
- Find the full-text of citations retrieved in Web of Science;
- 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. You may bring your lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at email@example.com or (319) 335-3024.
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! RefWorks is a web-based citation manager and it’s free to all University of Iowa students, faculty and staff.
Lunch @ the Sciences Library: RefWorks Workshop
Wednesday, February 13 @ 11:30am – 12:20pm
Sciences Library classroom (102 SL)
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to sign up for a free RefWorks account;
- How to export references to RefWorks 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 335-3024.
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! Tomorrow (1/30) at 11:30am – 12:20pm 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 email@example.com.
The UI Libraries has added a new research database: GeoScienceWorld.
GeoScienceWorld is “a comprehensive internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef.” It contains paleontological journals like Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology.
With GeoScienceWorld, you can search 41 top-tier digital journals and GeoRef by:
- meeting information
- standard id
- geographic area
Searches may be limited by:
- date range
- geographic area
- bibliographic level
- document type
You can browse the database by:
You can find links to GeoScienceWorld on the Sciences Library homepage, Geoscience LibGuide, Databases A-Z list, and in the library catalog. If you use these links (or the links in this blog post), your traffic will be routed through our proxy server and you will be able to access GeoScienceWorld both on and off-campus. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your HawkID and password.
If you have any comments or if you’d like to learn more about this database, please contact the Sciences Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 335-3083.
Sciences Library Winter Interim Hours, December 15, 2012 – January 21, 2013:
|Monday – Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday – Sunday||CLOSED|
Exceptions: CLOSED December 24-28 & 31, January 1 & 21.
The August 2012 theses and dissertations are now available in Iowa Research Online (IRO), which is the repository of the research and scholarly output selected and deposited by the faculty, researchers and students of the University of Iowa. IRO is part of the larger Open Access movement to transform scholarly communication.
The sciences departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are well represented in IRO with the following departments contributing new disserations and theses.
- Chemistry – 3 contributions
- Geoscience – 3 contributions
- Mathematics – 9 contributions
- Physics – 5 contributions
- Statistics – 1 contributions
The UI Libraries are also happy to announce some improved functionality in Iowa Research Online.
- The internal search options are dramatically improved with facets included in the search results.
- There is a new follow option. You can now follow a series, person, discipline, etc. All you have to do is sign up for a free bepress account and then click follow. You will receive an email when new content is added.
- The disciplines are now more connected to other sites. The page listing them has been reorganized so that you can see the subdisciplines, authors and the works in the discipline. If an item is in a subdiscipline, it should also appear in the parent discipline. Each page includes a link to the “commons” which links all the bepress participating institutions together.
If you have any questions about the IRO or if you would like to deposit your research there, please contact the Sciences Library.
Do you use PubMed or other NCBI databases in your research? Would you like to learn some expert tips and tricks? Shane Wallace and Chris Childs from the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will be coming to the Sciences Library to demonstrate the advanced features of PubMed and other NCBI databases and answer your questions. Please join us.
Lunch @ the Sciences Library: PubMed & NCBI
12:30-1:20 pm, Wednesday, November 14th
102 SL (Sciences Library classroom)
In this workshop you will learn:
- What kinds of resources are available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information?
- Expert search tips for PubMed and other NCBI resources.
- How to find the full-text of articles cited in NCBI resources?
- How to export citations from NCBI resources to citation management tools like RefWorks?
The workshop is open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sara Scheib at (319) 335-3024 or email@example.com.