Systematic Review Workshops | Thursdays | April 19 and April 26

Are you interested in conducting a systematic review? We have two workshops to help you get started.

Part 1
Systematic Reviews: Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review

This class provides a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review, including:

    • standards and criteria to consider
    • establishing a plan
    • registering a protocol,
    • developing a research question,
    • determining where to search
    • identifying search terms
    • reporting search strategies, and managing references.

 Thursday, April 19, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor Hardin Library

Part 2-

Systematic Reviews: Literature Searching for the Health Sciences

This class focuses on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a health sciences systematic review. Topics include

    • techniques for developing search strategies
    • deciding which databases to search
    • how to seek out grey literature for a given topic
    • selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies
    • saving and organizing references.

Thursday, April 26, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor Hardin Library

Sign up for these workshops or request personal appointments online.

By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Centre for Health Communication and Participation La Trobe University, Australasian Cochrane Centre [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

Use Embase to find citations not in PubMed | Workshop Wed. April 18, 2-3pm

EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database containing bibliographic records with abstracts. Although there is overlap with records from PubMed, there are also many unique records.  This hands-on session will show you how to conduct basic searches using EMBASE’s quick search box, how to conduct searches using EMTREE subject headings, and how to use subheadings for drug and disease topics.

Wednesday, April 18, 2-3pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Help sheet for Embase

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Viral Markets: Economics, the Environment & Emerging Disease | R. Palmer Howard 2018 History of Medicine Dinner | Friday, April 27, 2018

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Dr. Richard C. Keller

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society 2018 R. Palmer Howard Dinner is Friday, April, 27, 2018. Radisson Hotel, Kinnick Center, 1220 1st Avenue, Coralville.  Reception at 6:30 with cash bar.  Dinner at 7:00pm, presentation at 8pm.

Richard C. Keller, Professor, Department of Medical History and Biotethics, University of Wisconsin  give a talk on Viral Markets: Economics, the Environment, and Emerging Disease in the 20th Century.  Environmental threats to human health have changed dramatically in the course of the past century.  The cases of bubonic plague, HIV/AIDS, and Lyme disease in particular help to illustrate the ways in which changes in human patterns of interaction with the environment–and specifically, the ways in which consumer markets have disrupted unstable ecologies–have opened new epidemiological pathways and presented new challenges to health and medicine in the United States and the wider world.

Reservation deadline is April 20, 2018.  Payment in advance is required.
$40 per guest, $10 per student guest

Reserve online and pay with credit card.
HOM 2018 Banquet Registration Form (print & mail with check)

Get better results with PubMed | Workshop | Wed., April 4, 11a-12p

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 million bibliographic citations in 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. For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Our next session:

Wednesday, April 4th, 11:00-12:00pm, West Information Commons, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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EndNote Desktop Advanced Workshop | Tues., April 3, 10-11am

For those already using Endnote, this class teaches you to maximize the tool. From exporting and importing to syncing and sharing, this class will help you manage your own information seamlessly from desktop to mobile device and on the web. You’ll also learn about the Endnote options for sharing, so you can collaborate effectively.

Tuesday, April 3
10-11am
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

 

Open Doors Graduate Career Conference | Sat. April 14 @Main Library

picture of car with map on dashboardOpen Doors is a free career education conference for Iowa graduate students and postdocs providing first-person career advice from professionals in diverse fields, ample networking opportunities, career development workshops, and a free lunch.

Register for the conference.
Join LinkedIn network.

Panelists:

Dr. Krystal Parker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa in the Department of Psychiatry and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. She received her undergraduate training in Psychology and Biology from Iowa State University before coming to the University of Iowa as a postdoctoral researcher in 2009. Krystal’s lab is highly translational and is dedicated to developing novel treatments for cognitive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric diseases.

Matt McNeill, Ph.D.  works as a staff scientist in the bioinformatics group at Integrated DNA Technologies, located in Coralville, Iowa. He has a general interest in biology, new technology development, and the scientific process. Over his career, he has studied the development of neuromuscular junctions in fruit flies, the importance of an ion channel in the development of skin and brain, the biological underpinnings of social behavior, and the molecular mechanisms important for DNA hybridization. He has developed an interest in microscopy, genetics, genomics, animal behavior, and most recently, bioinformatics methods. He has implemented and developed novel methods and technologies, such as an approach to quantify changes in gene expression within 3‐dimensional brain images; these technologies have furthered biological research. He has shared his interests through volunteer activities, such as Brain Awareness Day, volunteering at elementary schools, Iowa City Darwin Day, where he served on the board, and most recently, advising University of Iowa graduate students on career options in industry. Matt received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa in 2009, and he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois.

Cate Denial is the Bright Professor of American History, Chair of the History department, and Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. A member of the Educational Advisory Committee of the Digital Public Library of America (link is external), Cate is also a 2018-2021 Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Cate’s current research examines the early nineteenth-century experience of pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing in Upper Midwestern Ojibwe and missionary cultures, research that grew from Cate’s previous book, Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country (link is external) (2013). As Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College, Cate oversees a program which supports fourteen faculty from liberal arts schools across the United States in their teaching and research for three years, while providing them with research funds and summer seminar opportunities.

Matt Gilchrist, MFA,  Associate Professor of Instruction, University of Iowa Department of Rhetoric and Director of Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning, teaches courses in persuasive speaking and writing, including three at the graduate level: Public Speaking for Academics, Science Communication in the Digital Age, and Writing in the Disciplines. He directs Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning, a program that supports faculty and students who use digital classroom projects to engage the world beyond the classroom. He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

 

Need to publish? Learn how to identify predatory or open access publishers | Workshop Tues. March 20, 1-2pm

You need to publish your research, but there seem to be many choices.  We can help you find the right fit.

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

This workshop will provide information about open access publishing, detail the reasons for the open access publishing movement, and describe key elements of predatory publishers.

A process often used by UI Librarians to critically evaluate the quality of open access journals will be shared to allow participants to improve their skills/efficiency with appraisal. Information about open access mandates will be included, as well as an overview of how the UI Libraries Open Access Fund works.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1pm-2pm
Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.  Directions to Hardin Library.

No time for the workshop?  Contact your subject specialist for individual instruction.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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How to use and find medical images ethically | Workshop | Monday, March 19, 10-11am

Instructor Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian

Using images can add interest to your assignments and presentations, but do you know where to find good images and how to ensure that you use those images ethically?

This workshop will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain. You will also learn where to search for stock and health sciences images and how to cite your images appropriately.

Monday, March 19
10-11am
Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Hardin Library’s guide to Health Science Images

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Girls in Haiti waiting for malaria vaccinations. Photo by Alaine Kathryn Kipes, PhD.

Frankenstein | John Martin Rare Book Room Annual Open House | Thurs. March 22, 5-8pm

John Martin Rare Book Room Open House
Thursday, March 22
5-8pm

Now in the 200th year since its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus continues to raise questions about humanity, scientific ethics, and the place of the monster in our imaginations.

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Steel engraving by Theodore Von Holst appears as frontispiece to Frankenstein, 1831 ed.
This event features books and manuscripts from the John Martin Rare Book Room and Main Library’s Special Collections, which together trace the creation of the novel, and the scientific world that it grew out of.