Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed!
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 UIowa Libraries subscribe to many health science 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. 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.
Guide to Getting Started with Systematic Reviews
Health Sciences databases
1139 databases available from University of Iowa Libraries (all disciplines)
Easy access to electronic journals
A-Z list of electronic journals – we may have other issues in print as well!
Browzine lets you make a personal list of journals to read at your computer or use the mobile app.
All of our library resources are available off-campus but require authentication with your Iowa HawkID and password. Start at Hardin’s website. If you are trying to access library resources off campus from a secure location or behind a firewall, you may need to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. You may also need to use Cicsco AnyConnect from the VA Hospital.
Specialized guides to resources
Find quick help for your specialty or department.
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. If you want a book that is checked out, request it. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or chat.
159 Health Science databases
Web of Science, Scopus, Micromedex, and more!
NEJM Resident 360
Prepare for your rotations, and provides support for coping with pressures of residency.
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 with your hospital badge or Iowa ID card.
Black and white self printing is available for .03/side. Color printing is available for .15/side. Printing charges go to your staff account.
eduroam Secure Wireless
The eduroam wireless network is available at the Hardin Library, as well as unsecure guestnet.
Statistical Analysis Software
R, R Studio, SPSS, SAS, Stata and Mathematica are available from Information Technology Services via Virtual Desktop. Not all programs available off campus.
The University of Iowa Libraries has an institutional repository where you can deposit unpublished works, open access works, open educational resources and presentations. Contact email@example.com for more information. Materials in our repository are indexed in Google Scholar.
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. You may request up to 15 items at one time and check out up to 1,000.