Find protein sequences and more with our new NCBI workshop

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain protein related information. Learn how to search for protein sequences, conserved protein domains, sequence similarity-based protein clusters and experimentally-determined bimolecular structures.

This workshop is hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW sessions are free to UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, February 24 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library Info Commons EAST

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

[image accessed via NCBI’s Molecular Modeling Database]

Improve Search Results with MeSH and Other Advanced Techniques

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s Index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in the 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.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, February 18 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Questions? Call us at 335-9151 or email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

Understand Scholarly Impact using Scopus & Web of Science

Scopus and Web of Sciences are multidisciplinary databases which allow users to measure scholarly impact. Scopus includes all citations that can be found in EMBASE. This hands-on session will provide help navigating these useful resources.

Topics include:

1) Locating articles for research or systematic review within Scopus or Web of Science

2) Tracking an article’s citing and cited references in each database

3) Finding journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science

4) Determining an author’s H-index using Scopus

Our next session is
Tuesday, February 17, 2-3 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online  here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

 

Get Hands-On Experience Using EndNote with our Upcoming Open Workshop

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 is:

Thursday, February 13 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin East Information Comons

Register here or call us at 335-9151

Questions? Check out our useful EndNote tutorial.

Access 22 million bibliographic citations with our PubMed Express Open Workshop

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed. Workshops are free and open to all UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, February 3 from 2-2:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Contact us with questions at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling 335-9151.

Busy schedule? Get help from home with our PubMed tutorial.

 

William Stewart Halsted, Father of American Modern Surgery: a retrospective

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear:

Nicholas P. Rossi, M.D.

Nicholas P. Rossi, Emeritus Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine. Rossi will provide a fascinating look at the life and medical achievements of William Stewart Halsted, considered the father of modern American surgery.

Halsted, who lived from 1852-1922, was one of the “Big Four” professors who founded John Hopkins Hospital. Halsted was an early pioneer for anesthesia and for aseptic technique in surgery, including the use of rubber gloves. Halsted also led a fascinating personal life: he was addicted to cocaine and morphine (which were not illegal during his lifetime) and was considered eccentric by his students. Throughout his lifetime, he was responsible for several innovations and advances in his field, including:

  • Halsted’s law, which states that transplanted tissue will grow only if the host lacks that tissue
  • Halsted mosquito forceps, a type of hemostat
  • Halsted’s operation I, a procedure for inguinal hernia
  • Halsted’s operation II, radical mastectomy for breast cancer
  • Halsted’s sign, used to detect breast cancer
  • Halsted’s suture, a mattress suture for wounds which minimized scarring

Attend this lecture to learn how the major preceding events of Halsted’s time and character ushered in one of the great eras of modern medicine.

This event will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm in Room 401 at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Find out more here or contact the Rare Book Room with questions at 335-9154 or by emailing donna-hirst@uiowa.edu. Want to know more about this fascinating figure? Read about Halsted at Hopkins Medicine or see his documentary.

Learn Research Basics Fast with PubMed Express

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed. Workshops are free and open to all UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Thursday, January 30 from 3-3:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Contact us with questions at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling 335-9151.

Busy schedule? Get help from home with our PubMed tutorial.

 

Find High Quality Nursing and Allied Health Literature with our CINAHL Open Workshop

CINHAL is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. This hands-on session will demonstrate how to use CINAHL effectively to find high quality nursing and allied health literature. An explanation and demonstration of how to select the most appropriate search terms will be provided. Search practice will be conducted at the end of the session to reinforce what was demonstrated. This session is free to all UI students and affiliates. No prior knowledge is required.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, January 28, 9-10 am (Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons).

Contact us with questions at 335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu
No time for a class? Check out our CINAHL tutorial here.

Keeping Current Open Workshop

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue? This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts. This session is free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, January 27 from 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

For more info, call us at 335-9151 or email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

Find Relevant Articles Fast with PubMed Express

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed.

Our next session takes place:

Thursday, January 23 from 3-3:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

This session is free for UI students and affiliates.
No time for class?  Take a look at our PubMed tutorial.