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.

Google Scholar | Change settings to find full-text articles

In order to find full-text articles, please change some settings in Google Scholar.   This change is necessary due to the libraries moving to a new electronic management system called UILink.

  1. Please use the library link to Google Scholar, so you can be identified as a University of Iowa affiliate. 
    http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/GoogleSch

  2. Click on Settings in Google Scholar.
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  3. Select Library links and uncheck boxes under the search bar

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  4. Type Iowa into the search bar and select The University of Iowa – ViewIt@UILink and Save
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  5. After you complete a search in Google Scholar, you should see a results screen like this.  Click on ViewIt@UILink  to view full-text article.
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If you need help, please contact Hardin Library or your campus library.

Sign Up for an ORCID iD–Your Research Identifier

orcid1The UI Libraries, partnering with Information Technology Services, the Office of the Provost, the Division of Sponsored Programs, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance are leading an initiative to help all research active University of Iowa staff and faculty obtain an ORCID iD and/or link their existing identifier to their University of Iowa email address.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, platform agnostic registry of unique author identifiers. Many publishers, funders and academic institutions have already adopted ORCID and may be requiring its use in the near future.

Having an ORCID iD

  • makes your work discoverable by others
  • connects your research to you throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication
  • distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names
  • minimizes the time you spend filling out forms when submitting research or applying for grants
  • is being required by major journal publishers and funders
  • gives you access to an ImpactStory page (an altmetrics tool)

Click the green button below to sign up for your ORCID iD (Iowa Hawk ID and password required)

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To learn more about ORCiD at the UI, see the UI Libraries information page.

If you have any questions about ORCiD please contact your liaison.

Sample ORCID iD page

Sample ImpactStory

 

ClinicalKey available for iOS and Android mobile devices

screen shot clinicalkey mobile ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1100 medical texts published by Elsevier, articles from more than 500 journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts. Users must log in to (free for UI affiliates) personal accounts to download PDFs.

1. Open the App Store on your mobile device.
2. Search for “ClinicalKey” and install at no charge.
3. Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey.
4. Enter your username and password used for accessing PDFs.
If you do not have a username and password yet, follow steps 5-7.
5. Go to http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/clinicalkey
6. Click on the Register link at the top right of the screen.
7. Create a personal account using your Iowa email.

EndNote X7 for MAC now works with Microsoft Word 2016

endnote_logoGood news!  EndNote X7 for the Mac now works with Microsoft Word 2016.  When you open the desktop version of EndNote, it should tell you that that there is an update available, but you can also select Check for Updates in the EndNote X7 dropdown menu.  EndNote Basic (the online only version) will also prompt you to install the new Cite While You Write plug-in for Word.  Whether you are using the desktop or online version, you also need to have the latest version of Word 2016  (currently version 15.18) installed.

Once Word and EndNote are both updated, the EndNote Cite While You Write tools should appear as a tab in Word. The first time you launch Word 2016 after updating EndNote, you will be asked to “grant access” to an EndNote .plist file. Simply click Grant Access; you should not be asked this again.

More information about the update, including some troubleshooting in case the tools do not automatically appear in Word, can be found at http://endnote.com/kb/138936.  More information about updating Word, with a more complete explanation about “granting access,” is at http://endnote.com/kb/138936.

If you have questions about EndNote, please contact your Library Liaison or Janna Lawrence.