FirstConsult (from MDConsult) available for iPhone, iPad at no charge !

MD Consult LogoBecause of Hardin Library’s subscription to MDConsult, University of Iowa affiliates may now also access First CONSULT for iPhone/iTouch/iPad at no charge. 

First CONSULT does not require a data or wireless connection to use this after the initial install.

To get started:

1.  Access Hardin’s subscription to MDConsult (

2. Create an account.

3. Go to the apps store and search for First Consult.

4.  Load the First Consult app, and then log on using the account you created in MDConsult.

If you have questions, please contact Shane Wallace , Hardin’s Emerging Technologies Librarian.

MKSAP 15 is now available @Hardin

MKSAP 15 (medical knowledge self-assessment program) is available on CD-ROM for checkout from the Hardin Library Information Commons East/Simulation Center.  Ask for it at the service desk.

MKSAP 15 is intended for physicians who provide personal, nonsurgical care to adults and residents preparing for the certification exam in internal medicine.

More dissertations available online

The Libraries now subscribe to Proquest Digital Dissertations, which includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.  Most U.S. and Canadian dissertations from 1997-present are available as downloadable pdfs.

For more information, see the  library guide to dissertations.

NCBI BioSystems Database now available

The NCBI BioSystem, a new pathways database ( is now public.
The database can be searched directly or accessed via links from databases such as Entrez Gene, Protein, PubChem Compound, and more.  

This free resource may be a good solution for researchers who can’t afford Ingenuity Pathways or similar products.

Ready to get started?  A quick start guide is available:

New collaborative online medical resource available: Medpedia

A new collaborative online medical resource is now available, Medpedia.  Medpedia is an up-and-coming website seeking to bring together those in the medical fields and their respective research.  It currently is looking for members to contribute to its growing repository, and at its young age, is already a useful resource tool.

It can be found at:

60 Second Tutorials Available Online


The University of Iowa Libraries now has 60 Second Tutorials available online.  From the tutorials, you can learn how to use InfoLink, request article delivery, request books from other libraries, and much more.  The condensed tutorials include audio and graphics that are easy to use and follow.

The 60 Second Tutorials can be viewed at: