Longer Fall Hours Begin Monday, August 21

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The Hardin Library will move to longer hours beginning on Monday, August 21.

Complete hours

Monday-Thursday  7:30am-Midnight
 Friday  7:30am-8pm
Saturday  10am-6pm (CLOSED when home football game)
 Sunday  Noon-Midnight

A 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Apply for access at the Service Desk.

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Open Access & Predatory Publishing Basics Workshop | Tues. August 15, 1-2pm @HLHS

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You need to publish your research, but there seem to be many choices.  We can help you find the right fit.

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

This workshop will provide information about open access publishing, detail the reasons for the open access publishing movement, and describe key elements of predatory publishers.

A process often used by UI Librarians to critically evaluate the quality of open access journals will be shared to allow participants to improve their skills/efficiency with appraisal. Information about open access mandates will be included, as well as an overview of how the UI Libraries Open Access Fund works.

Tuesday, August 15
Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.  Directions to Hardin Library.

No time for the workshop?  Contact your subject specialist for individual instruction.

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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Printing Changes | Fall 2017

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Printing prices have been reduced, and color printing is now available on 2nd Floor in Information Commons West.

UI students will no longer receive $10/credit per semester for printing, and the price of printing has been reduced as of August 14, 2017. All UI faculty/staff/student printing will be charged to your U(niversity)-Bill.  Guests must continue to purchase printkeys in order to print.

Black and white printouts will be .03/side (was .05).
Color printouts will be .15/side (was .50).  Color prints single-sided as default setting.

A new combination color and black and white printer was installed in the West Commons this summer. If you would like to print in color, please select ITC-Color for your printer.

You can also send jobs to campus printers from your own device or home by using Web Print.

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Residents | Services for You

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Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed! picture of doctor's white coat

Your department has a specialist librarian
Every department is assigned a liaison librarian, who can help you with all of your questions about the library and its resources.

Evidence-based medicine resources
Hardin subscribes to DynaMed, the Cochrane Library, JAMAevidence, BMJ Best Practice, and more.

Board review materials
Board Vitals provides question banks, with feedback, for most specialty boards.

Assistance with literature searches and systematic reviews
The UI Libraries subscribe to hundreds of online databases, focused on a variety of disciplines and implementations, from point-of-care to basic science research. Your liaison can help you choose the right databases, the right headings, and the right strategy.
Health Sciences databases
All databases

Easy access to electronic journals and an app to help you read them on mobile devices
A-Z list of electronic journals – we may have other issues in print as well!
Browzine app for iOS, Android and Kindle lets you make a customized newsstand of journals to browse, read, and monitor.

Help with your systematic review or meta-analysis
The Institute of Medicine recommends working with a librarian or other information specialist to plan out your search strategy and to peer-review the final strategy used.

Work off-campus
All of our library resources are available off-campus but require authentication with your Iowa HawkID and password. Start at Hardin’s website.

Specialized guides to resources
Find quick help for your specialty, department, with publishing or other topics.

Free interlibrary loan and document delivery
If you need an article or book that the UI Libraries doesn’t have, we can get it for you, for free. And if you need an article that we only have in print, we will scan it for you. No limits on the number of requests!

EndNote Desktop and other citation management software
EndNote is freely available for residents, and your liaison can work with you to tame your references.

Mobile resources
Hardin subscriptions provide access to many mobile apps at no charge to you including UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey, BMJ Best Practice and more.

Hardin Open Workshops
Hardin librarians offer monthly workshops on topics like PubMed, EndNote, and avoiding predatory publishers. We can also bring any of our sessions to you individually or to your group.

Quick help when you need it
Whenever the library is open, we have trained reference staff available to answer questions by phone 319-335-9151, email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or chat.

138 Health Science databases
Web of Science, Micromedex, and more!

Individual and group study/work space
Hardin has individual and small group studies, as well as study carrels and tables. The 24-hour study is available to any UI-affiliated user who registers to use it.

Books and DVDs for entertainment or families
As the 34th largest research library in the US, the UI Libraries system has 40,000+ DVDs and millions of books in many languages including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic as well as a large collection of children’s books. Search the catalog to find them. Materials can be sent to Hardin Library for pickup.

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Abu al-Qasim | August 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

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ABU AL-QASIM (d. 1013?). Liber theoricae necnon practicae Alsaharavii. [Augsburg: Impensis Sigismundi Grimm, & Marci Vuirsung, 1519].

Abu al-Qasim (or Abulcasis, or Albucasis, as he is variously known), a native of Cordova in Moorish Spain, may be classed with Avicenna in the importance of his great medical encyclopedia, al-Tasrif.

Kitab Al-Tasrif was originally published in 30 volumes in about 1000 CE, and then published in three parts after the invention of printing: the pharmaceutical part in 1471, the surgical in 1497, and the featured volume on general medicine, in 1519, edited by the Augsburg physician and printer Sigismund Grimm (fl. 1519).

The work was known to physicians and surgeons in the West as well as in the Muslim world.  This book describes haemophilia for the first time.

Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi is considered the most influential Arab surgeon to date and is considered the father of modern surgery.  More information about Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi available from Muslim Heritage.  Arabic Wikipedia entry on Albucasis.

The woodcut vignette from title page, is signed HB, for Hans Burgkmair (1473-1531), the famous sixteenth-century painter and printmaker of Augsburg, although it may have been cut by the Petrarca Master, whose splendid woodcut printer’s device appears on the last leaf.

You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.

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Interim Hours begin Saturday, August 5

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The library will be open shorter hours for the August interim, beginning Saturday, August 4.

Monday-Friday hours: 7:30am-6pm

Saturday hours: 10am-2pm

Sunday hours: Noon-4pm

The 24 hour study will be available when the library is closed.  Apply for access to the study at the 3rd floor Reference desk.

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Hardin Library Public Computers now running Windows 10

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As of August 2, Hardin Library public and classroom workstations are running Windows 10.  The Internet Explorer browser has been retired in version 10 and the new Microsoft browser is called Microsoft Edge.  If you have any issues using our computers, please report them to the 3rd Floor Reference Desk.

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Solar Eclipse Viewing @Sciences Library (East Campus) | 11:30am-3pm, Monday, August 21

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total exclipse graphic from NasaOn Monday, August 21st 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. During this rare event, the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and therefore blocks the light of the Sun. In Iowa City, we can observe a partial eclipse. The Sun will be 92% obscured by the Moon. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:46 am CDT, reach maximum eclipse at 1:12 pm, and end at 2:37 pm.

On campus from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Sciences Library, and the Museum of Natural History are pleased to offer two eclipse viewing stations: On the Pentacrest and in the courtyard outside the Sciences Library. Each viewing station will be equipped with telescopes and free eclipse glasses. Faculty, staff, and student experts will be on hand to demonstrate safe viewing techniques and answer questions.

In case of cloudy skies or if you want to see a total solar eclipse, you can watch live video streams of the eclipse at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. Or stop by the Sciences Library to watch on the big screen!

Check out the LibGuide for this event  Map to Sciences Library

Location: Science Library Courtyard: 120 E Iowa Ave
When: Monday, August 21st 2017
Times: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Discover health science images and how to use them | Workshop Thursday, July 27, 1-2pm

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Instructor Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian

Using images can add interest to your assignments and presentations and publications, but do you know where to find good images and how to ensure that you use those images ethically?

This workshop will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain. You will also learn where to search for stock and health sciences images and how to cite your images appropriately.

For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.  Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

Our next session:
Thursday, July 27, 1-2pm (Information Commons East, 2nd Floor)

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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Learn how to get better PubMed results | Workshop Wed. July 26, 11am-12pm

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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.

Our next session:
Wednesday, July 26, 11am-12pm (Information Commons East, 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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