The #4 book-The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini- on this list is a very popular book in Hardin’s collection.
The University Libraries* is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. The Award will recognize and reward a Libraries’ professional staff member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and/or leadership in furthering the mission of the Libraries in providing service to the University community.
The $1,500 award, made possible by a generous endowment from Dr. Arthur Benton, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will support the recipient’s professional development activities, research projects, or publications.
All University Libraries’ professional staff with a minimum of five years of service to the Libraries and with an appointment of 75% FTE or more are eligible.
Click here for the Benton Nomination Form. The nomination form, nomination letter and two additional support letters are due by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
For more information, contact Kelly Taylor, Libraries’ Administration Office, 335-6093.
Jennifer Deberg of Hardin Library is a previous winner.
*The University Libraries includes the Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and the Art, Business, Engineering, Music, and Science libraries. The Law Library and other campus departmental library staff are not eligible.
Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed!
Evidence-based medicine resources
Hardin subscribes to DynaMed, the Cochrane Library, JAMAevidence, BMJ Best Practice, and more.
Assistance with literature searches
The UI Libraries subscribe to hundreds of online databases, focused on a variety of disciplines and implementations, from point-of-care to basic science research. Your liaison can help you choose the right databases, the right headings, and the right strategy.
Health Sciences databases
Easy access to electronic journals and an app to help you read them on mobile devices
A-Z list of electronic journals – we may have other issues in print as well!
Browzine app for iOS, Android and Kindle lets you make a customized newsstand of journals to browse, read, and monitor.
Help with your systematic review or meta-analysis
The Institute of Medicine recommends working with a librarian or other information specialist to plan out your search strategy and to peer-review the final strategy used.
All of our library resources are available off-campus but require authentication with your Iowa HawkID and password. Start at Hardin’s website.
Specialized guides to resources
Find quick help for your specialty, department, with publishing, or other topics.
Free interlibrary loan and document delivery
If you need an article or book that the UI Libraries doesn’t have, we can get it for you, for free. And if you need an article that we only have in print, we will scan it for you. No limits on the number of requests!
EndNote Desktop and other citation management software
EndNote is freely available for residents, and your liaison can work with you to tame your references.
Hardin subscriptions provide access to many mobile apps at no charge to you including UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey, BMJ Best Practice and more.
Classrooms, Learning Lounge, Group Studies to reserve
The library has two computer classrooms and a learning lounge you can reserve for classes. We also have a variety of group study rooms which can also be reserved.
Hardin Open Workshops
Hardin librarians offer monthly workshops on topics like PubMed, EndNote, and avoiding predatory publishers. We can also bring any of our sessions to you individually or to your group.
Quick help when you need it
Whenever the library is open, we have trained reference staff available to answer questions. Contact us!
Hardin Library subscribes to Embase, a biomedical and pharmaceutical database. Embase is useful for systematic reviews or searching on food/diet/nutrition, medical devices or drugs.
More than 5,500 new records are added to Embase every working day, corresponding to over 1.4 million records each year. Of these, about 83% are indexed by Embase and 17% are additional MEDLINE records licensed from the National Library of Medicine.
The library also subscribes to Scopus, but results will differ. Scopus includes most, but not all, Embase content, as well as the Embase index terms. Scopus searches focus on abstracts and citations, while a search in Embase provides additional insights as a result the structured full-text indexing of content.
Embase subheadings are not available on Scopus, so searches cannot be focused in the same way. For example, it is not possible to limit drug searches to records focusing on adverse effects.
Need more help with Embase? Contact your librarian!
The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to book talks and signings by Charles Driscoll, MD, author of Ring the Fire Bell: The Incredible Story of an Iowa Civil War Medical Center.
Thursday, September 27, 5:30-6:30pm talk, 6:30 book signing
2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)
Friday, September 28, 12:00-1pm, 1pm book signing
Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) Conference Room, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics C-44-A GH (Elevator B to 4th Floor)
During the Civil War, Iowa provided more soldiers per capita than any other Union state and most embarked from Keokuk, Iowa, via steamboat on the Mississippi River. Many returned the same route in a broken condition.
While bullets flew in the East, the war was no less intense in the West. There was a desperate need for a medical system capable of treating sick and injured soldiers. Enter the citizens of Keokuk, the doctors of Military General Hospital #1 of the Department of the Northwest, and the University of Iowa Medical School located in Keokuk at that time. These were heroes and heroines that fulfilled the need for expert and compassionate care.
Fore more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed/index.html
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.
ALEXANDER GORDON (1752-1799). A treatise on the epidemic puerperal fever of Aberdeen. First Edition London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson., 1795.
In 1780, at the age of 28, with testimonial letters from the Corporation of Surgeons of London, Gordon entered the Royal Navy as a surgeon’s mate and advanced to the rank of surgeon. In 1785 Gordon returned to Aberdeen, gained an MD from Marischal College and entered general practice. He was appointed physician to the Aberdeen Dispensary.
During the next nine years there were 12,925 admissions for treatment at this institution. Gordon’s main interest was midwifery and obstetrics and, he regularly gave lectures on this subject to the University students. This treatise shows Gordon’s insights into the contagious nature of puerperal fever, its epidemiology, pathology and the means of prevention. Gordon was the first to advance as a definite hypothesis the contagious nature of puerperal fever, thus preceding Holmes and Semmelweis by half a century. He also advocated the disinfection of the clothes of the doctor and midwife.
Gordon’s work was written in 18th century Scots language and his discovery of hand hygiene in preventing childbed fever between mothers was only recently discovered.
You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.
Hardin Library’s 24-hour study got an update this summer.
The 24-hour lock was replaced on September 5. Now anyone with a valid Iowa One Card or hospital badge may access the study when the library is closed.
Hardin’s study area is open 24x7x365. When the library is open, enter the study from the library. When the library is closed, enter via the access panel.
You may return any University of Iowa library books in campus mail if it is more convenient for you.
Please return these in person only:
Print off and fill out Hardin Library book return form for each book you want to return and place in a campus envelope. You may return books which belong to any University of Iowa Library including Main, Sciences, Engineering, Business, Art, Music, and Law.
Jacob (Jake) Edwards is pursuing a major in English with a political science minor. Jake won the Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee
Scholarship. “Working with books has always been something I wanted to do. I have enjoyed learning how to find books via the library website, as well as learning how everything is categorized.”
“I want to be a teacher, and I think these skills will help me to help my students perform better when required to conduct research exercises.”
“This scholarship will allow me not to go into further debt while trying to obtain my degree. I am so grateful that I will be able to focus on my work at Scattergood Friends School.”
“I am looking forward to going to graduate school here at the University, as well as obtaining a teaching position at one of the local high schools. I specialize in Victorian fiction and want to be able to bring these novels into the classroom and to the lives of my students.”
Mikaela Johnson is pursuing pre-medicine with a major in human physiology. Mikaela won the UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.
“The exposure to public services through working at the library has made me feel more confident being a voice and a leader in my classes here at the university. I have led many discussions as well as given presentations to large groups of people that I didn’t feel as comfortable with before.”
“Growing my communication and public service skills at the library is also improving my patient interaction as a volunteer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. These skills I have acquired as an employee are a strength that I can continue to work on and can take with me to my future career as a doctor and caregiver.”
“The staff I am surrounded with everyday is dedicated to helping me achieve my goals. The scholarship allows me to focus on my studies. I look forward to pursuing my dreams of medical school and being able to become a force for good and helping others in any way that I can.”
You may give to the UI Libraries student employee scholarship fund online. More information about other scholarship winners is available in Bindings, The University of Iowa Libraries magazine.