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Featured Resource: DSM Library online | DSM-5 and more

Are you looking for the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition)?  The Hardin Library subscribes to the DSM Library which includes:picture of cover of DSM 5 book

  • DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5 Clinical Cases
  • DSM-5
  • Guía de consulta de los criterios diagnósticos del DSM-5
    DSM Legacy includes PDF versions of these classic Diagnostic and Statistical Manuals
  • DSM-I: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: Mental Disorders (1952)
  • DSM-I Special Supplement: on plans for revision to better align with the International Classification of Diseases (1965)
  • DSM-II: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 2nd Edition (1968)
  • DSM-II 6th printing change: Elimination of Homosexuality as a mental disorder and substitution of the new category Sexual Orientation Disturbance (1973)
  • DSM-III: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition (1980)
  • DSM-III-R: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition—Revised (1987)
  • DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (1994)
  • DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (2000)

Electronic Resources require HawkID login when using campus wifi

In order to better protect user HawkIDs and passwords, The Library IT department has disabled the auto-logon feature in Eduroam.

If you try to access library resources such as CINAHL or ClinicalKey using Eduroam on campus, you will be directed to the proxy login screen.  You will need to login using your Iowa HawkID and password to use the resource.

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If you sign in and the resource still does not work, please contact us.

If you see a Login screen that looks different, do not log in and please contact us immediately.

If you don’t remember your Iowa HawkID password, you can reset it online.


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Calling Balls & Strikes Without Beall’s List | Mahrya Carncross, MLIS, Scholarly Communication Librarian

With the proliferation of open access journals, researchers can get their work into the hands of more readers, and readers—especially those who aren’t affiliated with major universities and their vast journal collections—are able to access necessary research for free. This is a good thing. Authors get a boost in their article citations, and scholars of all stripes can get the articles they need. But there are also bad actors who sully the reputation of open access.

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Mahrya Carncross, UI Libraries Scholarly Communications Librarian

Predatory journals, which masquerade as legitimate, are essentially money-making schemes that take advantage of the OA model. They spam scholars with flattering emails, encouraging them to submit manuscripts or serve on editorial boards, often with promises of quick publication and impressive metrics. They flatter researchers with invitations to present their work at conferences in far-off locales. In actuality, it’s all a ruse.

Predatory publishers will post your manuscript, but they’ll charge you a high article processing charge (APC) and will conduct no real peer-review.[1] If you agree to serve on an editorial board, you may never actually see an article cross your desk, but your credentials will appear on the journal’s website, adding to its appearance of legitimacy. Often times, the scope of the journal will be impossibly broad, with titles such as American Research Thoughts  or International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social SciencesSometimes predatory journals will even steal or imitate the name of an existing journal, fooling scholars into thinking they are publishing in a well-known source.

For many years, librarians and academics used Beall’s List to help us call balls and strikes on OA journals. Jeffrey Beall, a librarian and associate professor at The University of Colorado, Denver, maintained a comprehensive list of publishers and standalone journals that he deemed to be predatory. His list was used widely, both by scholars deciding where to publish and the librarians advising them.

Beall was and remains a controversial figure. He is a staunch critic of the OA model in general, much to the ire of OA advocates. Others have criticized the lack of transparency in his inclusion criteria for predatory journals. Publishers, such as the suspect medical outfit OMICS, sued Beall and his university when they appeared on the list. Yet Beall’s list served a much-needed purpose. It helped us parse the good from the bad in open access publishing.

Given all the controversy, it may not be surprising that the list was taken down in January, 2017. Beall himself has remained silent on the issue, and there has been speculation about whether his employer had a hand in its removal. But now, those of us who care about identifying predatory journals are left with a Beall-shaped hole. The scholarly analytics company, Cabell’s, has come out with its own list of predatory journals, which it sells to academic libraries for a substantial fee. Anonymous researchers have posted archived versions of Beall’s list, but these remain static—a picture of the predatory landscape as it existed in January, 2017. As time goes on, this list will become less relevant.

So what is a scholar to do? I would recommend a few things. First, enlist the help your department’s library liaison. These librarians know the academic publishing landscape in your field and are familiar with publishing trends. Check with your colleagues, as well. If you’ve never heard of a journal, ask others in your field. Finally, check for warning signs. Did you receive a form email from out-of-the-blue asking you to submit to a journal you’ve never heard of? Does the journal’s website appear to have either very little article content or tons of it? Read some of the articles. Do they seem to be well-written and well-reviewed? Is the journal indexed with reputable sources? Check to make sure the journal is actually indexed where it says it’s indexed. You can check the Directory of Open Access Journals for well-reputed titles, as well.

We’re living in interesting times when it comes to scholarly publishing. Much will change in coming months and years. I would encourage you to explore open options for the sake of making research available to all, but I would also encourage you to think critically about where you submit.


[1] Legitimate open journals also charge APCS, but these are used to fund the operation of the journal, which includes peer review, processing of manuscripts, and editorship. Legitimate journals will tell you up-front about their APCS and how they are being used.

Maximize Your Readership with Open Access | Stephan Arndt, PhD, Psychiatry & Biostatistics

During the month of Open Access week (October 23-29, 2017) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions.

The first guest post is by Stephan Arndt, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Biostatistics. Profile

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Stephan Arndt, Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Biostatistics

Open access journals provide the broadest possible worldwide readership. Anyone in the world can read articles without charge. A piece published in an open access journal can cross over and breakdown financial, proprietary, and regional boundaries. Readers have access to this journal regardless of the financial resources of their region, libraries, or universities.

There are other advantages. Authors usually retain the copyright for their own work when publishing in an open access journal. This is becoming more important over time for a number of reasons. You can freely deposit your work on sites such as ResearchGate, GitHub, or other social sites since you keep the copyright. The paper belongs to you, not a publisher. This further broadens the readership, likelihood of citations, and the usefulness of the paper.

Cost can be an issue, but there are ways around that, too. Whenever possible, I write in publication costs into grants and contracts. It is often an easy sell to funders who what their supported work seen publicly. UI Libraries Open Access Fund helps, too. I have used this to help support student’s papers being published.

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Printing Changes | Fall 2017

Printing prices have been reduced, and color printing is now available on 2nd Floor in Information Commons West.

UI students will no longer receive $10/credit per semester for printing, and the price of printing has been reduced as of August 14, 2017. All UI faculty/staff/student printing will be charged to your U(niversity)-Bill.  Guests must continue to purchase printkeys in order to print.

Black and white printouts will be .03/side (was .05).
Color printouts will be .15/side (was .50).  Color prints single-sided as default setting.

A new combination color and black and white printer was installed in the West Commons this summer. If you would like to print in color, please select ITC-Color for your printer.

You can also send jobs to campus printers from your own device or home by using Web Print.

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Residents | Services for You

Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed! picture of doctor's white coat

Your department has a specialist librarian
Every department is assigned a liaison librarian, who can help you with all of your questions about the library and its resources.

Evidence-based medicine resources
Hardin subscribes to DynaMed, the Cochrane Library, JAMAevidence, BMJ Best Practice, and more.

Board review materials
Board Vitals provides question banks, with feedback, for most specialty boards.

Assistance with literature searches and systematic reviews
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
All 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.

Work off-campus
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.

Mobile resources
Hardin subscriptions provide access to many mobile apps at no charge to you including UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey, BMJ Best Practice and more.

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 by phone 319-335-9151, email lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or chat.

138 Health Science databases
Web of Science, Micromedex, and more!

Individual and group study/work space
Hardin has individual and small group studies, as well as study carrels and tables. The 24-hour study is available to any UI-affiliated user who registers to use it.

Books and DVDs for entertainment or families
As the 23th largest research library in the US/Canada, the UI Libraries system has 40,000+ DVDs and millions of books in many languages including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic as well as a large collection of children’s books. Search the catalog to find them. Materials can be sent to Hardin Library for pickup.

New Resource: InCites

The UI Libraries recently obtained a license to InCites, a citation-based evaluation tool for academic and government administrators to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers in a national or international context. This resource enables rapid generation of reports, as it utilizes data from the Web of Science indexes already part of the UI Libraries collection. Below is a screenshot of the categories of reports available.

Includes people, organizations, regions, research areas, journals/books/conference proceedings, and funding agencies



InCites is available from the UI Libraries Databases A-Z list. In order to access this resource, an account is required. A previously created Web of Science account can be used or a new account can be created at the top right side of screen. If this resource is of interest to you, consider viewing additional training resources.

Please contact your subject librarian or the Hardin Library Reference desk with problems or questions.