Hardin Undergoing Specialized Cleaning

cleaning liftThe “upper reaches” of Hardin Library will be undergoing deep-cleaning beginning June 15 and continuing until June 30.  A hydraulic lift has been brought into the library so that the upper ledges, windows, and vents can be reached.  Furniture may also be shifted for a day or two to allow access to the areas being cleaned. We are sorry for the noise and disruptions this will cause, but these areas of Hardin have not been cleaned for at least 15 years, so it needed to be done.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.

Try Out ScienceDirect’s Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences

ScienceDirect’s Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences contains trusted, peer-reviewed, comprehensive content from ScienceDirect’s reference works as curated by an editorial board led by Editor-in-Chief, Michael Caplan. Valuable for interdisciplinary research, it is designed for faster, more relevant browsing within the subject and beyond, with featured articles for quick, clear overviews, subject hierarchies to put everything in context, and guidance to lead researchers to related knowledge.  The trial runs until March 24, 2015.

Please send comments to Janna Lawrence.

Embase Now Available

Embase, an important biomedical database, is now available for all University of Iowa users. Sometimes called the “European MEDLINE,” Embase is another resource for supporting evidence-based medicine, the creation of systematic reviews, and, particularly, pharmacology-related information.

Embase can be accessed from the Health Sciences Resources page.  For assistance in searching Embase, contact your Hardin liaison.

From DNA to Beer: New Exhibit at Hardin

Hardin Library is currently hosting the exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.  This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

From DNA to Beer explores the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.  The National Library of Medicine’s description of the exhibit explains:

Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages. Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

The exhibit is located on Hardin Library’s 3rd floor, and will be on display through June 15, 2014.  More information about the exhibit is available from NLM at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/fromdnatobeer.

NIH Public Access Compliance: Working with NCBI My Bibliography and Progress Reports

Do you have NIH-funded grants?  If so, this session, taught by Oliva Smith of the UI Office of Research, will show you how to use the NCBI My Bibliography module to manage citations of NIH-supported research publications, as well as look at how it is used in NIH RPPR electronic progress reports, as well as progress reports submitted on paper.

This session will be held in Hardin Information Commons West on Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  To register, email Oliva Smith at oliva-smith@uiowa.edu.

Kudos to UI Libraries & Hardin Library’s Responsive Websites

Linda Roth (of Library Information Technology), Shane Wallace and Eric Rumsey (both from Hardin Library) had an article published in Journal of the Medical Library Association recently:

Responsive web design for an academic health sciences library website

Much of the credit for the article is due to the pioneering work in responsive design that Linda has been implementing on the UI Libraries’ and Hardin Library’s website. At the time that Eric was asked to contribute the article in February, Hardin was the only medical/health sciences website that used responsive design.

Thank you, Linda, for making us all look good!

Under Evaluation: Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

The Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection provides immediate access to over 1500 online seminar-style talks containing the latest research and developments as well as the fundamentals, presented by the world’s leading experts, including a number of Nobel Laureates.

Our trial continues through December 2012.  Please send any comments on this resource to Janna Lawrence.