Searching for Genetic Info, PubMed’s Gene Sensor, NCBI and More: Learn HOW with Hardin Open Workshops

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 in other databases? Do you know about PubMed’s Gene Sensor? Are you familiar with the concept of linear navigation? Learn all of these tips and more in this session that is designed for anyone who needs to search the NCBI databases for genetic information. This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Friday, July 18, 1-2 pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, EAST Information Commons Classroom

Register here or contact us by calling 335-9151 or emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

 

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Get Free Help Using EndNote to Manage Citations

EndNote is a reference management tool that allows you to easily gather, organize, and insert your references in the style of your choice. This free, hands-on session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format citations.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, July 8, 11 am-12 pm

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. For more information, contact our librarians at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

Too busy for class? See our EndNote tutorials here.

 

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Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, July 2014: Nathaniel Highmore

Nathaniel Highmore (1613-1685)

Corporis Humani Disquisitio Anatomica

The Hague: Ex oficina Samuelis Brown, 1651.

[Image via Fisher Library Digital Collections, University of Toronto].

Nathaniel Highmore of Dorset, England was a British surgeon known for his 1651 treatise on anatomy, the first of its kind to give an accurate account of the circulatory system. Highmore studied at Oxford beginning in 1631, after which he practiced at Sherborne in Dorset. Corporis, the best-known of his several works, is divided into three sections corresponding to the abdomen, thorax, and head. Although the plates, drawn in the style of Vesalius, echo those of an earlier period, Highmore was responsible for a number of important advances. The most noteworthy of these are his descriptions of the sinus maxillaris (the largest nasal cavity, then known as the antrum of Highmore) and the mediastinum testes (the septum dividing the scrotum, or Highmore’s body).

To learn more about medical history, visit the John Martin Rare Book Room website.

Get to know Curator Donna Hirst at Iowa Now.

 

How to Determine Your Scholarly Impact: Learn HOW

Hardin Open Workshops is offering a hands-on class to teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed. HOW workshops are hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, July 1, 10:30-11:30 am

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. For more information, contact our library staff at (319) 335-9151 or by email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Hardin Open Workshops: Systematic Reviews

This free, hands-on workshop for UI students and affiliates 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 be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references.

Our next sessions are:

Monday, June 23, 10-11 am

Tuesday, July 15, 10-11 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. Questions? Contact us by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or calling (319) 335-9151.

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Collect and Format Bibliographic Citations with our free EndNote Workshop

EndNote is a reference management tool that allows you to easily gather, organize, and insert your references in the style of your choice. This free, hands-on session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format citations.

Our next session is:

Friday, June 20, 1-2 pm

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. For more information, contact our librarians at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

Pressed for time? See our EndNote tutorials here.

 

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Transitioning from RefWorks to EndNote

As the University of Iowa moves to EndNote as its official citation management solution, we at Hardin are here to help with the transition from RefWorks (or any other tool). At this quick workshop, you will learn how to collect your citations and bibliographic data and import them into EndNote.

Our next sessions are:

Thursday, May 29 from 1:30-2 pm

Monday, June 2 from 10-10:30 am

Friday, June 13 from 12:30-1 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Questions? Call (319) 335-9151 or email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu to learn more.

 

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Advanced Searching Techniques in PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 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.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, May 6, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Register today or check out our quick tutorial to learn the basics of using PubMed.

Need help? Contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.