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  • How Much Coffee? Make a Guess – Win a Mug!

    How many cups of coffee will be made in the Engineering Library during Finals Week? Make a guess & win an official Lichtenberger Engineering Library Travel Mug!!   Don’t forget we have extended hours! Sunday, December 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, December […]

  • Extended Finals Week Hours!

    It’s that time again – FINALS WEEK!   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? Let us help!   Extended Hours Sunday, […]

  • Featured Resource: DSM Library online | DSM-5 and more

    Are you looking for the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition)?  The Hardin Library subscribes to the DSM Library which includes: DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis DSM-5 Clinical Cases DSM-5 Guía de consulta de los criterios […]

  • 50 Years Ago Today; A Campus in Conflict

    By David McCartney, University Archivist   Tuesday, December 5, marks the 50-year anniversary of what was to that date the largest anti-war protest on the UI campus. Over 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Iowa Memorial to protest the presence of Dow Chemical representatives who were on […]

  • Special Collections November Recap

    Late October and November were filled with big events in Special Collections and the Iowa Women’s Archives.   Iowa Bibliophiles 15th Anniversary, 11-8-2017 The November meeting marked the 15th anniversary of the group. In celebration, the evening’s talk was given by Arthur […]

  • SKYWARN® Recognition Day!

    Tomorrow –  December 2nd – is National SKYWARN® Recognition Day!! So, just what is SKYWARN® ? SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. The main responsibility of a […]

  • Finals Week at the Sciences Library

    No need to stress out about Finals Week, the Sciences Library has you covered! Our quiet study spaces will be open 1 – 5 PM on Saturday, 1 – 10 PM on Sunday, 8:30 AM – 10 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 AM – 5 PM on Friday. When you need some brain fuel, […]

  • Winter Exhibit

    Stop by the Sciences Library to see our new winter exhibit: Colors of Winter. We normally think of the colors of winter as rather dull and drab, at least until the first snowfall. But the plumage of birds and coats of small mammals often change dramatically during the winter months, allowing them […]

  • UI awarded $3.6M NIH Grant for “All of Us” personal medicine initiative

    Originally published in IowaNow online. UI to lead national campaign educating Americans, health care professionals about precision medicine $3.6 million NIH grant will make the UI a national hub for creating and distributing educational information for the ‘All of Us’ initiative By: […]

  • Workshop: Lit Searching for a Systematic Review | Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2-3pm

    This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also […]

  • November 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room | Ars moriendi = The Art of Dying

    Ars moriendi. [Cologne, Heinrich Quentell, c. 1495] Although the author of Ars moriendi is not known, the book is believed to have been written in Southern Germany at the time of the Council of Constance (1414-1418). Ars moriendi, or The art of dying, was intended to instruct the reader on the […]

  • 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 […]

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