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  • Popular Pharmacy Handbook of Medieval Europe | November Book of the Month from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    by Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library MESUË THE YOUNGER (fl. ca. 1200?). Canones universales. First Giunta edition. Printed in Venice by Luca-Antonio Giunta, 1527. 388 leaves. 32 cm tall. Mesue’s works were an immediate hit. Some of the most famous western […]

  • Thanksgiving Break Hours @Hardin Library

    Hardin Library will have shorter hours during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The 24-hour study will be available to UIHC and University of Iowa affiliates whenever the library is closed. Friday, November 18 7:30am-6pm regular hours Saturday, November 19 10am-6pm regular hours Sunday, […]

  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

    Happy Native American Heritage Month! As a university that sits on the homelands of many tribes past and present, it is important to us to acknowledge the significant contributions that Native Americans have made to our culture and sciences. When creating our Untold Stories in STEM collection we […]

  • WHO COVID-19 Research Database

    WHO COVID-19 Research Database    “The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 Research Database is updated daily (Tuesday through Saturday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. This database represents a […]

  • Jonathan Reeder | Researcher in Ancient Mental Health | History of Medicine | Video Available

      Jonathan Reeder is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. He teaches courses in ancient medicine and a variety of others concerning the ancient world. His research centers on the interface between medicine and philosophy in Greek and Latin […]

  • Engineering Origami

    It’s World Origami Day! Did you know that the art of paper folding has applications in engineering? Biomedical engineering, robotics, space structures and more use techniques from origami. Origami dates all the way back to Song Dynasty China (905-1125 CE), but you may not recognize it as the art […]

  • UI Libraries recognizes first-generation staff and student workers

    The University of Iowa Libraries is celebrating its student workers and staff who identify as first-generation students with opportunities to enjoy snacks, coffee, and other refreshments at the Main Library. It’s part of the university’s National First-Generation College Celebration held from […]

  • Great Pumpkin Winner: Congratulations, Maddie!

    After amassing a colorful and creative collection of decorated pumpkins, we have determined a winner for the Sciences Library’s Great Pumpkin Halloween display. The winning pumpkin featured a spider’s web with glittery spiders and was decorated by Maddie! As a prize she received a giftcard to […]

  • How do I… Request an item?

    If the University of Iowa Libraries do not have a book you’re looking for, or if it’s checked out, you can request the item and we’ll bring it to Iowa City for you for free! Here’s a quick walkthrough of the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) process: 1. Find the book you’re looking for. If the book

  • Welcome Kate Orazem

    We are happy to welcome Kate Orazem as the inaugural Iowa Women’s Archives Women in Politics Archivist. Orazem joined the team at the beginning of October. She received a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of Arts in women’s and gender studies from the University of […]

  • Open for Climate Justice

    This year’s theme for Open Access Week is “Open for Climate Justice.” Yale Climate Connections assigns three key factors to climate justice: Climate justice begins with recognizing key groups are differently affected by climate change. While climate change is happening to everyone on the […]

  • Finding Open Access Materials

    There are many reasons you may want to find Open Access materials – easy collaboration and access, you just like the spirit of Open Access publishing, or more. Here are a few ways you can find what you’re looking for:  When searching InfoHawk+ you can filter results specifically for Open […]

  • Sciences Library Great Pumpkin exhibit: vote for your favorite pumpkin!

    Are you waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive? Check out the new Great Pumpkin exhibit at the Sciences Library. The Sciences Library staff and student workers have been hard at work decorating pumpkins. You will find spiders, zombies, unicorns, and more in this spooky and sparkly collection! Vote […]

  • Publish for Free with Transformative Agreements

    Open Access publishing comes in many forms, but they are most commonly broken down into Gold and Green Open Access. With Green Open Access, authors directly publish their work to a repository or a preprint server, like ArXiv. Doing this can help you quickly get feedback from peers, or even skip the […]

  • Open Science

    Open Science takes the principles of Open Access and applies them to the scientific process. Researchers working in the Open Science framework actively share their data, tools, results, and more. Going further, Open Science seeks to include and learn from groups that have traditionally been […]

  • Celebrating Open Access Week and a new resource for UI scholars

    Happy Open Access Week! We’re celebrating this year’s theme “Open for Climate Justice” with an Iowa Research Online featured collection of recent University of Iowa scholar-authored open access journal articles related to climate change. We’re also officially launching our Open […]

  • Celebrate Open Access Week!

    This week we’ll be highlighting Open Access on the blog in celebration of Open Access Week!  Let’s start with the basics, what is Open Access? From our Scholarly Publishing LibGuide, “Open Access (OA) is the free, immediate, online availability of learning materials, research, and creative […]

  • Highlights of the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library

    We had a great time learning about our campus trees at the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library. It was fascinating to learn about the oldest trees on campus as well as new plantings. We also learned about our State Champion trees, special trees such as the chestnut sapling planted to honor […]

  • Feeling Hungry?

    It’s getting chilly and I don’t know about you but I feeling like doing more cooking (mmmm, soup). You can learn more about food here in the Engineering Library!  If you’re looking for recipes with science behind them, check out Cooking for Geeks: real science, great hacks, and good food by […]

  • Collecting Your Ghost Stories

    The following comes from university archivist Sarah Keen   Have you heard footsteps where no corporeal being is walking? Have unexplainable events occurred in your building that have no humanly cause? Are there spaces on campus where the spirits of those who have walked this earth before us feel […]

  • Corn Monument Fan Favorite Tournament

    If you’ve been in the library this week, you may have noticed the bracket on the wall between the stairs and the pods. Make sure to stop in often to keep an eye on our Corn Monument Fan Favorite Tournament! It’s a tournament-style format, and you can find info on the brackets and how to

  • Newton Road Sidewalk Closed October 10 through 21

    The sidewalk between the Hardin Library bus stop and Hardin’s parking lot  beginning Monday, Oct. 10. The closure is expected last through Friday, Oct. 21. Access to the first floor entrance will be available only from the direction of the parking lot. Please be careful if you must make your way […]

  • Nominations open for the Benton Award for Excellence

    The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, […]

  • Homecoming Week | Hardin Closed Sat, Oct 29 | Bus Service Disrupted Fri Afternoon, Oct 28 | Downtown Parade Route

    Homecoming is here once again. Hardin Library will be closed on Saturday, October 29 due to the home Iowa vs. Northwestern football game.  Kickoff is 2pm.  The 24-hour study is available. Cambus routes will detour Friday afternoon starting about 4pm.  More information Iowa City Transit will move […]

  • October is Medical Librarians Month | Make Better Decisions Faster

    For better data, research, costs, and patient outcomes: consult your medical librarian. Aitken, E. M., Powelson, S. E., Reaume, R. D., & Ghali, W. A. (2011). Involving Clinical Librarians at the Point of Care: Results of a Controlled Intervention: Academic Medicine, 86(12), 1508–1512. […]

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