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Grad Students | Health Sciences Boot Camp | FRI, November 9 | Sign up required

Graduate students in the Health Sciences field are invited to come to our Boot Camp on Friday, November 9th!  Workshops are scheduled throughout the day and there will also be dedicated writing time. Tutors and professional assistance will be available at all times to help answer questions specific to your needs. 

Boot camp: a short, intense, and rigorous course of training. 

Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 am and the workshops will begin at 8:45 am. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 8:45 and stay through the final workshop which will finish at 5:15pm.

Advance sign-up required:   


  • Finding what you need efficiently: advanced PubMed/Web of Science/Scopus search strategies
  • Navigate and save your searches with EndNote Desktop X9
  • Data management: learn to use free tools to save time and be more productive with your spreadsheets
  • Writing for success.  Make yourself understood to funders and journal editors
  • Open Access publishing
  • Thesis formatting rules and submission dates


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Free Film Screening | Paywall: The Business of Scholarship | Thursday, October 25, 12pm @Film Scene

In honor of Open Access Week 2018 The University of Iowa Libraries is hosting a free screening of the new documentary, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, focusing on

  • the need for open access to research and science,
  • questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers,
  • examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and
  • looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. Everyone is invited!  image of vending machine

Thursday, October 25
Film Scene, 118 East College Street, Iowa City

See more information about the film at or watch the movie for free online!