Get started with systematic reviews | Workshops Wednesdays June 20 & 28th 12pm-1pm

Are you interested in conducting a systematic review? We have two workshops to help you get started.

Step one-
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review

picture of Jennifer Deberg

Jennifer Deberg, User Services Librarian, Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing

This class provides a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, including:

    • standards and criteria to consider
    • establishing a plan
    • registering a protocol,
    • developing a research question,
    • determining where to search
    • identifying search terms
    • reporting search strategies, and managing references.

Wednesday, June 12, 12-1pm,  Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Step two-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching for the Health Sciences

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a health sciences systematic review. Topics include

    • techniques for developing search strategies
    • deciding which databases to search
    • how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
    • selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies
    • saving and organizing references.

Wednesday, June 28, 12-1pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Phishing Scams Emails Look Like They are From Library | Don’t Get Caught!

The UI Libraries will never ask a user to verify HawkID and password via email.  If you received an email from the libraries that asked you to log in and verify your account, this is a scam.  Do not click!

If you received an email, clicked the link and logged in, your HawkID account could be compromised.  Please contact your department IT staff or call ITS at 319-384-4257 or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu as soon as possible.

This is a copy of a scam phishing email that was sent to health science users:

On May 29, 2017, at 16:47, Library Services <library@lib.uiowa.edu> wrote:

 

Dear Library Member,

Your access to your library account is expiring soon due to inactivity. To continue to have access to the library services, you must reactivate your account.
For this purpose, click the web address below! or copy and paste it into your web browser. A successful login will activate your account and you will be redirected to your library profile.

https://login.proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login (source URL changed so it just goes to our true login page and not hackers)

If you are not able to login, please contact Sarah Miller at sarah-miller@uiowa.edu for immediate assistance.

Sincerely,    

Sarah Miller
The University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library (LIB)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
T: (319)335-5299

explanation of phishing

—–longer explanation—–
In the last several weeks, the UI campus has been a target of many phishing scams that try to steal a user’s HawkID password. A number of those phishing scams have been emails that are made to appear as though they are coming from the library and inform users that their library account is expiring due to inactivity. The scam then goes on to tell the user that they need to successfully login in order to reactivate their account.

If a user clicks on the link they are directed to a page that looks like our proxy login page but is not. Then once the user signs on, their HawkID and password are compromised and they are then just directed to our proxy page as if the login just didn’t work.

With the compromised password, hackers then have access to library resources via the proxy server. From there, they have been systematically downloading journal articles from various vendors. If not caught right away, some vendors have cut off access to their resources from our proxy server until we can identify the compromised account and address it. Because of this the UI Libraries has become more proactive at trying to identify compromised accounts before proxy access is denied by the vendors. We are encountering compromised HawkIDs that are using the proxy server almost on a daily basis. So, as a reminder, the UI Libraries will never ask for a user to verify their HawkID and password via an email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hardin Adds Gender Neutral/Single-User Restroom

picture of gay pride rainbow

A single-user, gender-neutral restroom is now available on the 3rd floor of Hardin Library.  It also includes a baby changing station.  The new restroom is just around the corner from the elevator, in Room 309. Previously, this had been a staff-only restroom, so the transition to a public restroom required only changing the locks, adding signage, and installing the changing table.

A listing of all single-user, gender-neutral restrooms on campus can be found at https://maps.uiowa.edu/amenity/single-user-gender-inclusive-restrooms.

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PubMed Workshop Tuesday, June 20, 10-11am | Learn something new this summer!

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques. For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Instructor Matt Regan, Clinical Education Librarian

Our next session:
Tuesday, June 20, 10-11am, (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Keep track of citations with EndNote Desktop | Workshop Tuesday, June 13

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing.

This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session:

Tuesday, June 13, 2-3pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151 .

EndNote Desktop is available FREE from the UI Libraries to all graduate students, faculty and staff. Download your own copy.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871 .

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Water Main Replacement Project this summer

The water main to Hardin Library will be replaced, beginning June 5.  Construction is predicted to last 3 weeks.

Water will be off in the building two days for this project.
Water will be off June 12, and another date yet to be determined.

map of water main project

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Summer Workshops @Hardin Library | Learn EndNote, PubMed, Systematic Reviews and More!

Hardin Library is offering workshops this summer.  Workshops are available to graduate students, faculty, staff, and undergraduates.  Content is geared to health sciences, but all are welcome to attend.  Register for workshops online or by calling 319-335-9151.

EndNote (Desktop Version), June 13, 2-3pm

PubMed, June 20, 10-11am

Systematic Reviews, Part 1: Nuts and Bolts, June 21, Noon-1pm

Systematic Reviews, Part 2: Lit Searching, June 28, Noon-1pm

EndNote Desktop Version – Advanced, July 20, 1-2pm

Finding Health Science Images, July 27, 1-2pm

Open Access Basics, Identifying Predatory Publishers, August 15, 1-2pm

 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Hardin and GMR Librarians active at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Seattle

image of Mount HoodJanna Lawrence, Deputy Director for Hardin

  • Chaired the jury for the Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
  • Serves on the Continuing Education Committee
  • Serves as Midwest Chapter representative on the Chapter Council
  • Serves on the Communities Strategic Goal Taskforce
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Public Services Section

Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian, and Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director of GMR  will be attending the Steering Committee meeting for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Heather Healy will not be attending MLA, but is going to McMaster University for the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop.

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Library closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day holiday

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day US holiday.

The library will be open 10am-2pm Saturday, May 27 and 12pm-4pm, Sunday, May 28.

Longer summer hours begin on May 30.

Memorial Day is a day to commemorate soldiers who died while serving America, but people traditionally decorate graves of deceased loved ones as well.

photo of veteran with flag

Vietnam Veteran on Memorial Day | photo by Jennifer1051 @pixabay.com

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