New Journal Metric: CiteScore

Scopus, a multi-disciplinary literature database, has recently launched CiteScore metrics for titles that publish on a regular basis, such as journals and other serial publications. The CiteScore was developed as another tool for analyzing the importance of journals, similar to the Journal Impact Factor originally developed by the Institute for Scientific Information and now available in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) through the Web of Science database.

The Cite Score is calculated by dividing number of citations received in a calendar year by all items published in the journal in the preceding three years. This is similar to how the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is calculated, with a few major differences: 1.The JIF is calculated by measuring the preceding 2 years, as compared with 3 years for the CiteScore 2. CiteScore is less selective about how it determines citable items, and will include records with potential for citations (including letters to editor, news pieces) whereas the JIF only includes records that are most likely to draw citations, such as research papers 3. Access to CiteScore is freely available, whereas JCR requires a subscription. See a detailed FAQ page or more information.

In order to try out this new tool, select the Sources tab upon access of Scopus, as pictured below. If there are questions about this or other Hardin Library resources, please contact our reference desk or follow up with the appropriate subject librarian.

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.

New Resource: The Medical Letter (site license) and its Mobile App

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences now has a site license for the Medical Letter at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/MedLetter.  Medical Letter can also be found on the Health Sciences Resources A-Z http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/az.php .

The Medical Letter’s home page shows the current issue of The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics.

  • To view full text articles and to find the  Download PDF link, click on the title of the article.
  • Use the navigation links on the left side of the screen to access other contents, including previous issues, continue education (CME/CE), Drugs for Parasitic Infections, and The Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy.

Note that the library also has print copies of the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, Drugs for Parasitic Infections, and Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy. Search InfoHawk Catalog  for more information.

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The library’s site license also allows access to the Medial Letter mobile app.

  1. Go to http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/MedLettermedical letter app
  2. Click the Mobile Apps link under Products on the left side of the screen.
  3. Fill in the registration form using your Iowa email to set up a password.
  4. Open the App/Play Store on your mobile device, search for “the Medical Letter” and install at no charge.
  5. Log in with the password you created earlier.

Questions? Comments? Email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

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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.

2 Minute Medicine now available

2mm2 Minute Medicine is now available from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Go to AccessMedicine, and look under Readings.

2 Minute Medicine®  provides concise, curated, and authoritative medical reports of breaking medical literature as well as seminal studies in medicine.  Practicing healthcare professionals write these reports.

Topics include chronic disease, emergency, imaging and intervention, oncology, preclinical studies, and public health.

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New journals in Emergency Medicine, Urology, Psychiatry available in ClinicalKey

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DynaMed Upgraded to DynaMed Plus

Hardin Library recently upgraded to DynaMed Plus (http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/ebsco/dynamed).  DynaMed Plus features a new, cleaner interface, an improved search engine, and an easier-to-use navigation panel on the left side of each topic.  Topics now (or will soon) feature a section called Overview and Recommendations at the beginning, providing quick background information and graded, evidence-based management recommendations.  Longer, more in-depth information then follows. ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes are given for each condition and guidelines and patient information are available. Drug content, such as medication management and lab recommendations, is now provided by Micromedex. More than 4000 graphics and images are included in DynaMed Plus to aid diagnosis and treatment.

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Dynamed Plus also has an improved mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices. Click on Mobile Use – Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App in the lower left corner of DynaMed’s search page for more information.

For more information, contact your Hardin Library liaison or Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9150 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

 

 

Worldwide Use of Iowa Research Online (IRO)

The publications in Iowa Research Online (IRO) are very widely used. From July 2014–June 2015, the items were downloaded more than 1.5 million times!

This map shows the downloads of content from IRO during the last fiscal year. Adjust the map in the window below to see more countries. Move your cursor over the map to see the counts from each country. You can also see a large version of the map.

If you want to include your scholarship in IRO to increase its global reach, contact you subject specialist at the University Libraries.