Lighting Being Upgraded in the Information Commons

The Information Commons East is closed through Friday, July 10 for the installation of new lighting, as well as heating and cooling work.   The East Commons will reopen from Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, August 9, but will close again August 10-August 14.  The West Commons remains open during construction in the East Commons.

The West Commons will receive similar upgrades this summer and will be closed from July 13-July 31. The East Commons will be open during this time.

Hardin Undergoing Specialized Cleaning

cleaning liftThe “upper reaches” of Hardin Library will be undergoing deep-cleaning beginning June 15 and continuing until June 30.  A hydraulic lift has been brought into the library so that the upper ledges, windows, and vents can be reached.  Furniture may also be shifted for a day or two to allow access to the areas being cleaned. We are sorry for the noise and disruptions this will cause, but these areas of Hardin have not been cleaned for at least 15 years, so it needed to be done.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.

Honoring Dr. David Sackett, father of evidence-based-medicine

Last week Dr. David Sackett, considered by many to be the father of evidenced-based medicine, passed away. He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics in the world at McMaster University, Ontario in 1967 and established the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the UK in 1994.

In honor of Dr. Sackett’s tremendous impact on evidence-based practice, we are sharing a small sample of citations to articles and books from the Hardin Library collection below.

Articles

Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn’t. BMJ (Clinical research ed). 1996;312(7023):71-2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2349778/pdf/bmj00524-0009.pdf

Sackett DL, Cook RJ. Understanding clinical trials. BMJ (Clinical research ed). 1994;309(6957):755-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2541011/pdf/bmj00458-0009.pdf

Jaeschke R, Guyatt GH, Sackett DL. User’s guides to the medical literature: III. How to use an article about a diagnostic test: B. What are the results and will they help me in caring for my patients? J Am Med Assoc. 1994;271(9):703-7. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.1994.03510330081039

Laupacis A, Sackett DL, Roberts RS. An assessment of clinically useful measures of the consequences of treatment. New England Journal of Medicine. 1988;318(26):1728-33. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198806303182605

Sackett DL. Bias in analytic research. J Chronic Dis. 1979;32(1-2):51-63. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0021-9681(79)90012-2

 Guides by Hardin Librarians

Evidence Based Practice

Systematic Reviews

 clinical epi  how to practice and teach EBM

Books

Sackett DL. Evidence-based medicine : how to practice and teach EBM. Edinburgh ; New York :Churchill Livingstone; 2000. Print book, call #: RC48.E85 2000

Sackett DL, Sackett DL. Clinical epidemiology : a basic science for clinical medicine. Boston :: Little, Brown; 1991. Print book, call #: RA652.C45 1991

Additional Information

Obituary from BMJ

Wikepedia on David Sackett

Vox Science and Health

 

 

 

 

Changes in Authentication Software for Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery

We adopted new authentication software for our interlibrary loan/document delivery services library-wide. Due to the change in software, all users will be required to register with the system once again. Your borrowing history has not been lost! Within 1-3 business days after re-registering, your new account will be merged with your old account and you will be able to view your history.

 

The new software will allow users to place requests from databases using prepopulated request forms without the need to open a new tab and log into the system. The software also allows for better authorization of users within our system.

 

Note that you will see a new pick-up library location titled ‘Office Delivery’ when you re-register. We will be mailing interlibrary loan items to office locations for users that request this option. If you choose office delivery, please be certain that your campus address is correct!

 

We are experiencing several issues surrounding the migration to the new software, and our staff are working to resolve these as quickly as possible.