American FactFinder

American FactFinder provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the Census Bureau.  You can find information from the 2000 and 2010 Census, American Community Surveys (ACS), Population Estimates and the Economic Census and Surveys. Some of the data from these programs may not be available for rural communities.  Information on Puerto Rico is also available in Spanish.

Searches can be done by:

Topic

Geography

Race & Ethic Groups

Industry Codes

To start searching American FactFinder, go to http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, November, 2011

JAKOB RÜFF (1500-1558). De conceptu et generatione hominis.

Lithotomost, surgeon, obstetrician and playwright, Ruff settled in Zurich about 1525 where he served as town physician and taught at the university.  Ruff published his book in both German and Latin in 1554.  A comprehensive handbook, the treatise opens with a discussion of conception, development, and nutrition of the fetus.  The anatomy of the uterus and a set of precepts for pregnant women are followed by a section on parturition including care of the mother and infant.

 

Hardin Now Open but Still Under Construction

9/23/11:  The 3rd floor stacks are now open and accessible.  The 4th floor remains closed.  Materials needed from the 4th floor can be requested through InfoHawk, for office delivery or pick up at Hardin or another campus library.

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9/8/11:  Hardin Library reopened  on Wednesday, August 17, at 7:30 a.m.  However, because renovations are ongoing, some areas are off limits to users and most staff.  Currently, off-limit areas are the 4th floor and the 3rd floor stacks.  The 24-hour study area is open (as of September 8).   The second floor Information Commons and classrooms are open.  The temporary library locations at MERF and the Pharmacy building are now closed.

Questions?  Give us a call at 335-9151 or email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

 

Rockin’ Hardin, “Tweet, tweetly tweet!”

We may not live on Jaybird Street, but we’re still tweeting up a storm in Twitter, and we want to hear from you, our patrons.  Follow us for the latest news and share what’s on your mind.

If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a “micro-blogging” service that allows people to post information in 140 words or less.  The advantage is that you can follow news services, friends, and organizations and get short timely information on your computer or on your mobile device.  Hardin tweets about pertinent news stories, library events, resources and services and much more.

You can check out Hardin’s feed by using the small Twitter logotwitter logo at the bottom of our homepage or by going directly to http://twitter.com/HardinLib.

Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, Sept 2010

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Robert Fludd (1574-1637) was a prominent English Paracelsian physician, astrologer,and mathematian.  He was the first person to discuss the circulation of the blood, and did in fact arrive at the correct conclusion.  His conclusion was based on the macrocosm-microcosm analysis, a theory in which all occurrences in the microcosm (man) are influenced by the macrocosm (the heavens).  His theory was that the blood must circulate because the heart is like the sun and the blood like the planets.  William Harvey later explained the circulation of the blood in more modern and experimental terms, though still referring to the macrocosm-microcosm analogy of Fludd.

Noise on Hardin’s 1st Floor

Beginning Tuesday, November 24, books and journals currently located on Hardin’s first floor will be moved out of the Library to the Library Annex.  Shelving will also be removed. This is the first stage of a long-term project which will result in offices for the University’s Institutional Review Board being built on the first floor.  Additionally, volumes from the current Psychology Library will be moved into the remaining first floor stacks.

We apologize for the noise which this project will create over the next several months, and recommend using other areas of the Library for study.  The fourth floor is generally the quietest area of the Library.

Questions or comments can be sent to lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or to Janna Lawrence, Hardin Library Assistant Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu.

How do Americans use the internet to find health information?

A survey —The Social Life of Health Information–from the Pew Research Center’s Intenet and American Life Project and California Healthcare Foundation found that 61 percent of Americans now look online for health information. 

More interesting findings:

  • online information is impacting healthcare decisions for patients
  • 38 percent of users are looking for information about hospitals
  • 47 percent are looking for information about doctors or healthcare providers
  • 66 percent are looking for information about a specific disease or problem

See the complete report online for more information:  http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/8-The-Social-Life-of-Health-Information/1-Specific-disease-or-medical-problem.aspx?r=1