Manage your papers and citations with EndNote | Workshop Thursday March 9 at 10-11am

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:

Thursday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am (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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Manage your papers and citations with EndNote | Workshop Thursday March 9 at 10-11am

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:

Thursday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am (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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February 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | Karl Ernst von Baer

KARL ERNST VON BAER (1792-1876). De ovi mammalium et hominis genesi. Leipzig: Sumptibus L. Vossii, 1827.  

Karl Ernst Von Baer

Baer was an early pioneer of modern embryology who, through painstaking and patient effort, investigated germ cell line-age of a variety of species, firmly establishing embryology as a comparative science. While a professor in Königsberg,  Baer wrote his most significant work, describing for the first time the mammalian ovum.

In this epoch-making book Baer also made reference to the germ layer theory, suggested the similarity of the early stages of embryonic development in related species, and observed the first rudiment of the dorsal spine, later called the notochord. Baer is also considered to be one of the founders of modern morphology as a result of his work in comparative embryology.

The year after this book was published, he proposed von Baer’s laws of embryology.

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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Hardin News 2017-03-03 18:28:36

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KARL ERNST VON BAER (1792-1876). De ovi mammalium et hominis genesi. Leipzig: Sumptibus L. Vossii, 1827.

picture of von Bauer

Karl Ernst von Baer

Baer was an early pioneer of modern embryology who, through painstaking and patient effort, investigated germ cell line-age of a variety of species, firmly establishing embryology as a comparative science. While a professor in Königsberg,  Baer wrote his most significant work, describing for the first time the mammalian ovum.

In this epoch-making book Baer also made reference to the germ layer theory, suggested the similarity of the early stages of embryonic development in related species, and observed the first rudiment of the dorsal spine, later called the notochord. Baer is also considered to be one of the founders of modern morphology as a result of his work in comparative embryology.

The year after this book was published, he proposed von Baer’s laws of embryology.

Image from De ovi mammalium et hominis genesi

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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Celebrate Iowa City Darwin Day March 3-4th

Celebrate Iowa City Dawin Day, a celebration of science and it’s contributions to humanity!  Darwin Day is sponored by The University of Iowa Libraries.

Schedule of Events

March 3rd-4th, 2017

(all events free and open to the public)

Friday, March 3
Kollros Auditorium, Biology Building
2PM Darwin Day Poster Session + Reception
3PM Anne Fausto-Sterling: “Acquiring Gender: From Baby in a Yellow Hat to Gender Identity and Expression”
3:45PM Richard Wrangham: “Self-domestication in bonobos and humans”
4:30PM Intermission/Reception
4:45PM Rosemary and Peter Grant: “In Search of the Causes of Evolution”

Peter and Rosemary Grant are Princeton University Professors Emeriti who have spent more than 40 years studying Darwin’s finches on the Galápagos Islands. Among many other awards, they are winners of the Darwin-Wallace medal and the Kyoto Prize. The Grants are the authors of more than 100 scientific papers, and their work was the primary subject of the award-winning book “The Beak of the Finch” by Johnathan Weiner.

Saturday, March 4
MacBride Auditorium
9AM Opening Reception (coffee and pastries)
9:30AM Mary Kosloski: “Crushing crabs and sinistral snails: how a super predator changed snail shape”

The University of Iowa’s own Mary Kosloski is a faculty member in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. A paleoecologist, Dr. Kosloski studies how environments influence the evolution of animal morphologies, particularly among marine gastropods. Because her research deals with long- and short-term responses to environmental change, it is highly relevant to many present-day conservation and ecological concerns.

10AM Rosemary and Peter Grant: “40 Years of Evolution. A long-term study of Darwin’s Finches in Galápagos.”
11AM Richard Wrangham: “How cooking made us human”

Richard Wrangham is a Professor at Harvard University and founder of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project. A biological anthropologist and primatologist, he is best known for his work on the role of cooking in human evolution and on the evolution of human warfare. He is the author of two popular science books, Demonic Males and Catching Fire.

12PM Anne Fausto-Sterling: “Evolution and Gender in the 21st Century”

Anne Fausto-Sterling, Professor Emerita at Brown University, is known for her work in various areas of evolution and development, including her criticism of the nature vs. nurture dichotomy, her study of the relationship between science and gender, and her research in the area of childhood gender differentiation. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the author of three books, including Sexing the Body and Myths of Gender.

 

1PM Darwin Day Birthday Celebration (Hall of Birds)
2-5PM NCSE Teaching Workshop (106 BBE; “Darwin Day 2017 Teacher Workshop: Teaching NGSS Evolution Without a Budget” A 3-hour workshop addressing content and process with NGSS alignment- and an eye for supply costs

 

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Get started with a systematic review with our workshops this Spring

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         

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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.

 Tuesday, February 28, 1-2pm, 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.

Tuesday, March 7, 1-2pm, 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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Faculty and Scholars: learn to measure your scholarly impact | Workshop Thurs., Feb. 23, 1-2pm @Hardin Library

Scopus and Web of Science databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact, with a focus on health sciences. Most citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus.

This hands-on session will demonstrate:

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Xiaomei Gu, Clinical Education Librarian, Adjunct Faculty in Pharmacy

1) how to quickly find the articles you need for you research or systematic review in each database
2) how to track an article’s cited and citing references in each database
3) how to find journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science
4) how to determine an author’s H-index using Scopus.

Our next session is:
Thursday, February 23, 1-2pm, East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register online.

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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Researchers | workshop on data management planning | Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-3pm @Hardin Library

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

As a result of recent requirements to expand public access to the results of federally funded research, researchers in all disciplines are required to “better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded research.”

The purpose of this workshop is to explain research data management and its importance, help identify some common data management issues, and learn about best practices and resources that are available to assist researchers.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2:00-3:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online.  No time for class?  Get help from the libraries research data services.

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