Research Gene Expression, Functional Genomics, and More with our Gene Expression Databases Workshop

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain information on gene expressions. Learn how to search for homologous gene sets for selected organisms, clusters of expressed transcripts, gene expression and molecular abundance profiles, functional genomics studies and epigenomic studies and display tools.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, March 18, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Contact us at 335-9151 or

For one-on-one instruction, see a librarian liaison.


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Check out our new open workshop and get help building and evaluating resources

This workshop provides an introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to access a wide variety of standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the US Code of Federal Regulations. Featuring a new database, TechStreet, and more. This session will be led by Kari Kozak, the head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

Our next session is:
Friday, November 8 from 2-3 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.

New Open Workshop: NIH Public Access, Open Access, Authors’ Rights, and Other Trends in Publishing

The NIH Public Access Policy, which ensures that all articles arising from NIH-sponsored research are freely available within a year after publication, is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes in scholarly publishing. Participants will learn more about these trends and discuss experiences with publishing.

Our next session is:

Thursday, November 7, 10-11 am

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult.


Univ. of Iowa College of Medicine Historical Photographs

University of Iowa College of Medicine Historical Photograhs are now available through the Iowa Digital Library.  The collection includes 194 images from 1844-2010.  The collection is a composite of several collections held at the Hardin Library including two boxes of lantern glass slides from ca. 1910.  The original slides are now housed in the University Archives.  Work to document and compile these images has been active in the Rare Book Room since 2012.  It is with great pleasure that we can now make these images broadly available.

Donna Hirst, Curator
John Martin Rare Book Room   June 26, 2013
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Faster and more predictable Interlibrary Loan available now – UBorrow

See our video tutorial:

Together the Big10 University Libraries, University of Chicago Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, The University of Iowa Libraries is proud to announce a new service called UBorrow that offers fast access to over 90 million books. Books requested via UBorrow typically are available within a week and are checked out for 12 weeks, with a four-week renewal option.

Iowa faculty, students and staff can search UBorrow directly. A UBorrow search option is also available in Smart Search and InfoLink library catalogs.  UBorrow checks the UI Libraries’ catalog for an available copy before checking other libraries’ catalogs in real time and placing a request directly with the other libraries.  If a book is not available through UBorrow, faculty, staff and students can still place a traditional interlibrary loan request and UI Libraries staff will try to obtain it from another library.

The UBorrow system currently only allows for book loans.  If you need materials in another format, please place a traditional interlibrary loan request for materials not held at our libraries.


National Library of Medicine Announces Expansion of PubMed Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (, which provides integrated access to 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summary information, for consumers and clinicians.

Users of PubMed Health can:

•Access the whole comprehensive collection of resources in a single search, including cancer information for consumers and clinicians from the National Cancer Institute

•See the results of a simultaneous search for reviews in PubMed

•Refer to consumer medical encyclopedia search results also delivered simultaneously

•Follow RSS feeds of featured reviews and “Behind Headlines,” which looks at the research behind news stories

•Learn to make sense of research results in its “Understand clinical effectiveness” and “Behind Headlines” sections

•Share resources via e-mail and social media with “Add this”

NLM invites you to visit PubMed Health, learn more about the Web site ( or follow the project on Twitter @PubMedHealth ( to help you keep up with the evidence on healthcare effectiveness.

MedlinePlus Spanish Twitter Feed

The National Library of Medicine is excited to announce a new Twitter feed from MedlinePlus en español  – @MedlinePlusEsp.  Follow @MedlinePlusEsp for trusted health information in Spanish.  Stay up to date on the latest health news,health observances, seasonal health issues, and healthy living tips, all inSpanish.  If you have any questions about @MedlinePlusEsp, contact the MedlinePlus team at NLM via the contact form linked from every page on MedlinePlus.

Here is a Spanish translation of the above message:

La Biblioteca Nacional de Medicinade los EE.UU (NLM) se complace en anunciar una nueva cuenta de Twitter para MedlinePlus en español: @MedlinePlusEsp.  Siga @MedlinePlusEsp para
encontrar información confiable de salud en español. Manténgase al día de las últimas noticias, datos oportunos en el área de salud y consejos para vivir una vida saludable ¡todo en español!


Free (until 7/8) iPhone/iTouch pocket medical Spanish app

Got an iPhone or iTouch?

Got any version of Epocrates? (Rx, Rx Pro, Essentials and Essentials Deluxe)

You can download the Pocket Medical Spanish with Audio  ( app by Modality for free until July 8, 2011.

The app allows you to communicate with, diagnose, and treat Spanish-speaking patients more effectively at the point of care.

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