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  • Historically Yours Podcast: A Tale of Woe for Miss Rosa Poe with guest Peter Balestrieri

    Listen to the podcast: Download this episode (right click and save) For this episode of Historically Yours, Curator of Science Fiction and Popular Culture, Peter Balestrieri takes us back into the publishing industry reading a handwritten letter from 1868 written on behalf of Miss […]

  • Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend!

    It is November and that not only means Thanksgiving, it also means it is time for the Leonid Meteor Shower!   The meteor shower begins on November 5th and will continue through November 30th. But, the peak – ah, the peak – will be THIS WEEKEND – November 17th and 18th! Other […]

  • 25 for 25: Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission

    It is in part thanks to the Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission that the IWA has such a collection of materials on the suffrage movement in Iowa. The commission, incorporated in 1922, was organized “to commemorate the efforts of the Pioneer Suffragists and the long procession of workers who […]

  • Engineering Time – A New Exhibit

    Guest Blogger: James M. Cox The phrase “(Insert item here) makes the world go around” is used frequently to express the importance of an idea or concept. Time does not make the world go around. The tools used to measure the time it takes the world takes to go around is one of the […]

  • Meet The Expert: Jen DeBerg, Reference Services Librarian

    Jen DeBerg, Reference Services Librarian Master of Library Science, Emporia State University Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College Areas of expertise: Adjunct Lecturer, College of Nursing Health sciences literature searching Systematic reviews EndNote Teaching and […]

  • New Reaxys

    Reaxys is switching to a new, dramatically streamlined interface which defaults to a “Quick Search” with keyword search functionality, as well as the ability to search by drawing a structure or reaction. You can see the Promo for the New Reaxys interface or go to the Reaxys Support […]

  • Do you have this book? How can I tell?

    The University of Iowa Libraries has one of the largest research collections of books in the United States.  Finding books in our catalog can be tricky, but we’ve got some tips to make it easier. InfoHawk+ is the library catalog and resource discovery tool.       2. […]

  • Better genetic information searching | NCBI Gene, Nucleotide Sequences & Protein | workshop Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11a-12pm

    Overwhelmed by the number of databases that the National Center for Biotechnology Information has to offer on nucleotide sequences, genes and proteins? Wondering which database you should always start with? Would you like to learn how to set up an NCBI account to link articles in PubMed to records […]

  • Now Streaming from the School of Music Recording Archives, October 2017

    University of Iowa School of Music concert recordings are archived by the Rita Benton Music Library. The Library maintains a streaming audio digital collection of current performance recordings that is available to current University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff. Patrons must have a valid […]

  • Research Spa Day! This Friday, Nov. 10, 2017!

    A Research Spa Day!? Yes, you read that correctly! A Research Spa Day!!   Learning about, and maintaining your scholarly profile doesn’t sound exactly relaxing, does it? But, our friendly and knowledgeable librarians are here to make that happen for you! Join the University Libraries for […]

  • Manage your citations effectively | EndNote Desktop Advanced workshop | Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3-4pm

    For those already using Endnote, this class teaches you to maximize the tool. From exporting and importing to syncing and sharing, this class will help you manage your own information seamlessly from desktop to mobile device and on the web. You’ll also learn about the Endnote options for […]

  • 25 for 25: Nurses and nursing

    The collections in the Iowa Women’s Archives feature women from all walks of life. For Karissa Haugeberg, Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University, the papers regarding nursing and nurses are of special interest. Collections in this broad topic include papers authored or […]

  • 25 for 25: Equal Rights Amendment

    The Iowa Women’s Archives features several collections related Iowa’s rejected 1980 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which was the first state ERA initiative after the passage of the national ERA in 1972. These include the Iowa ERA Coalition papers, and the Iowa Women Against the ERA […]

  • Announcing the Learning Lounge @Hardin Library

    Last spring, Dr. Wayne Johnson approached Hardin Library staff about the possibility of using library space for the small-group component of the human physiology course he teaches at the College of Dentistry. Because the classrooms in the East and West Commons were already heavily booked, we began […]

  • Guest Post: OA Publishing – The Sensible Way Forward

    During the month of Open Access week (October 23-29, 2017) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The six, and final post is by Kanchna […]

  • Halloween Exhibit

    Are you ready for Halloween? Check out our “Creepy Creatures” exhibit at the Sciences Library and get in the Halloween spirit! Many thanks to the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History for loaning us the specimens for our displays. […]

  • Test Tube Babies During America’s Baby Boom : Artificial Insemination in Law & Medicine | HOM November Lecture | Thurs. Nov. 16, 6-7pm

    The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences John Martin Rare Book Room invite you to hear Kara Swanson, J.D., PhD., Professor of Law, Northeastern University for the November, 2017 lecture. Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00-7:00 Medical Education […]

  • Electronic Resources require HawkID login when using campus wifi

    In order to better protect user HawkIDs and passwords, The Library IT department has disabled the auto-logon feature in Eduroam. If you try to access library resources such as CINAHL or ClinicalKey using Eduroam on campus, you will be directed to the proxy login screen.  You will need to login […]

  • Calling Balls & Strikes Without Beall’s List | Mahrya Carncross, MLIS, Scholarly Communication Librarian

    With the proliferation of open access journals, researchers can get their work into the hands of more readers, and readers—especially those who aren’t affiliated with major universities and their vast journal collections—are able to access necessary research for free. This is a […]

  • Are You Ready for Halloween!?

    Halloween is – hard as it is to believe – next week!! Are you ready? Your costume good to go? Decorations? We can help you with those last minute preparations!   Looking for costume ideas? Check out this blog from last year – it has so many great ideas for helping you create […]

  • 25 for 25: Dieman-Bennett Dance Theatre of the Hemispheres

      “Diversity in Dance.” This was the motto of Edna Dieman and Julia Bennett  when they founded the Dieman-Bennett Dance Theatre of the Hemispheres in 1951. The Cedar Rapids dance school operated until 1997, with classes in classical ballet, as well as dance styles from Spain […]

  • Special Collections October Update

      Newsfeed This month’s Old Gold column from University Archivist David McCartney. A virtual look at a far-out time in Iowa City: UI archivist highlights web project that chronicles campus life in the 1960s. […]

  • Guest Post: Calling Balls and Strikes after Beall’s List

    During the month of Open Access week (October 23-29, 2017) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The fifth post is by our own Mahrya […]

  • Historically Yours Podcast: Academics, Fans, H.P. Lovecraft, and the price of paper

    For this episode of Historically Yours, School of Library and Information Science graduate student Kathryn Heffner reads a typed letter on Arkham House letterhead with details relating to what it took to get HP Lovecraft published during World War II, both figuratively and literally. […]

  • Paracelsus, father of toxicology | October 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    PARACELSUS (1493-1541). Opera, Bücher und Schrifften. Strasbourg: In Verlegung L. Zetzners seligen Erben, 1616. Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim is universally known as Paracelsus. He was born in Switzerland and educated at Basel. Paracelsus unorthodox ideas and teachings […]

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