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  • Longer hours begin Tuesday, January 21

    Hardin Library begins the regular academic hours on Tuesday, January 21.  The 24-hour study remains open to all University of Iowa affiliates whenever the library is closed. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-Midnight Friday 7:30am-8pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday Noon-Midnight    

  • Got EndNote Desktop? Got Mac? | Read this before upgrading to Catalina OS

    The latest Mac operating system, Catalina, runs only 64-bit apps. While the original version of EndNote X9 is a 32-bit app, the latest EndNote upgrade is a 64-bit app.   If you have EndNote Desktop on your computer and have not yet upgraded to Catalina: 1. Upgrade your EndNote to the newest […]

  • Hardin Library closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, January 20 for the University Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  The library will re-open at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 21.  The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed for all affiliated University of Iowa/University Healthcare […]

  • BabelScores Now Available

    The Rita Benton Music Library now provides access to BabelScores, an online scores database of over 210,000 pages of contemporary music. The catalog features composers from around the world, related media (videos of performances, sound recordings), and methods for contacting composers. This […]

  • Lanterns in their Hands: a look at a new exhibit and its curator

    In the darkness of these Midwest winter months, a new exhibit comes to our reading room to shed light on nine nearly forgotten Iowa women writers.  Lanterns in Their Hands: Nine Nearly Forgotten Iowa Women Writers was curated by Processing Coordinator, Jacque Roethler. The exhibit […]

  • Return Billed Books | Get Credit for Charges

    Our library is mostly fine-free. If you were billed a replacement charge for an overdue book owned by University of Iowa, simply return it to any University of Iowa Library/UIowa Law Library and you will receive a credit for the replacement cost within two months on your next University bill.  […]

  • Supporting research & clinical practice with systematic review service

    By clinical education librarians at UI Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Jennifer DeBerg and Heather Healy Since 2011, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has provided a systematic review service to support research across the health sciences. Systematic reviews, a critical […]

  • Mental Illness and Addiction Biographies | Remembering Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Author Elizabeth Wurtzel’s groundbreaking biography about depression Prozac Nation inspired many other confession-style biographies.  Ms. Wurtzel died from metastasized cancer on January 7, 2020.  Here is a selected list of biographies that discuss mental health or addiction held in […]

  • 2019: Rita Benton Music Library Year in Review

    2019 was a busy year for the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa. Here are a few highlights! January Student from Dr. Suhadolnik’s Fall 2018 American Music seminar mounted the exhibit, “Exploring Our Sounds: Traditions of American Music Making at the University of […]

  • Longer January Hours @Hardin Library

    Longer interim hours at Hardin Library begun January 6.  The 24-hour study is open whenever the Hardin Library is closed.   Monday-Thursday (January 6-9, 13-16) 7:30am-9pm Friday (January 9 & 16) 7:30am-6pm Saturday (January 11 & 18) 10am-6pm Sunday (January 12 & 19) Noon-9pm

  • Lower Pioneer of Experimental Physiology | December 2019 Notes from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    RICHARD LOWER (1631-1691). Tractatus de corde. Amsterdam: Apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1669. [16] 232 pp   Richard Lower was one of the foremost English physiologists of the seventeenth century. Soon after receiving his M.D. degree in 1665, Lower relocated to London. He quickly acquired […]

  • New ebooks in ClinicalKey including New titles on Concussion, Addictions, Emergency Ultrasound

    Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice (Johnson, Bankole) 2nd ed Assessment and Treatment of Addiction, The (Danovitch, Itai) **NEW** Atlas of Facial Implants (Yaremchuk, Michael) 2nd ed **NEW** Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes (Waldman, Steven) 4th ed Before We Are Born (Moore, Keith) 10th ed […]

  • Have time to relax? | free movies and music available online

    Do you have time to enjoy some music or movies?  We can help you with that. Selected Streaming Music BabelScores  read recent/contemporary music scores and listen to recordings.  Contemporary World Music includes sounds from all regions and continents Classical Music Library […]

  • *New* Voice Search InfoHawk+

    The newest update to InfoHawk+ includes a voice search assistant enhancement in SOME  (chromium-based) browsers. Works in: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Chromium, Opera, Amazon Silk How to use: *select the Microphone icon, *begin speaking search terms or select a different language for the […]

  • Need Fun Activities for Break?

    It’s the holiday break. You’ve opened presents, eaten, napped, and now what? How about some fun DIY projects and crafts?   Maybe start out with something from The Star Wars Craft Book. Want to start with a holiday-themed craft? How about a Hanukkah Droidel? The appendix comes […]

  • Data Management Course for Researchers

    Got research data? Have you shared it? Other researchers, funders, publishers, and the public want to know: The public – A Pew research survey found that open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research findings by the public. Research participants – Many […]

  • Announcing Our Kick-Start Award Winners!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KICK-START WINNERS!!   We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Kick-Start Program! Kick-Start, a program which was developed by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology Centers, awards $500 to 10 projects which are submitted by […]

  • Vote for your favorite gingerbread house!

    From pretzel siding to a peppermint walkway, you will love seeing the architectural features of our new Gingerbread House exhibit at the Sciences Library! All of our houses were created by Sciences Library staff and friends. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favorite Gingerbread House! […]

  • Free coffee & snacks for finals week at the Sciences Library!

    Study at the Sciences Library during finals week to take advantage of free coffee and snacks! Coloring, Legos, and games are available if you need a study break. We have lots of seating options: bean bag chairs, study carrels, large tables, and computer stations. Best of luck on your finals, […]

  • Ella Wagner: 2019 Linda and Richard Kerber Travel Grant Recipient

    Ella Wagner, a PhD candidate from Loyola University is this year’s Linda and Richard Kerber travel grant recipient. Linda Kerber and her husband Richard founded this Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives that awards $1000 annually to a researcher, especially a graduate student, […]

  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Congratulations to our student assistants, Rachel and Jarod! They are both graduating this December and we are so excited for them!     Rachel Henkle has been working with us for three and half years as a Student Assistant, and we are going to miss her smiling face! She is getting her […]

  • Introducing the Studio’s New GIS Specialist: Jay Bowen

    We are excited to announce that Jay Bowen will be joining the team in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio as our new Geographic Information System Specialist on January 21st.  Jay comes to us from his most recent role as a Senior Analyst with Quantum Spatial, Inc. in Lexington, […]

  • Next Week is FINALS Week!!

    Yes, next week is FINALS WEEK and we are here to help you get ready!!! Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? Or that nice, soft, comfy bed? Stop in – we

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos’ Music Library: From New York to Iowa and Back Again

    On November 21, the New York Philharmonic Archives opened a new exhibit about Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) in the Bruno Walter Gallery at Lincoln Center. The exhibit focuses on Mitropoulos’ tenure as music director of the Philharmonic (1949-1958), but also explores major […]

  • Points on a Map

    The end of another semester means another update to my map! This semester I focused closely on the first 30 locations in the text, ten from each category of location I determined, visited locations (gray), mentioned in poetry (blue), and mentioned in prose (yellow) . This covers chapters 1-9 for […]

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