Join us at the Sciences Library on Friday, April 20th from 2-4 PM as we celebrate Earth Day! Explore climate science through hands-on experiments with chemists from Dr. Stone’s research group! Did you ever wonder… Why do some gases warm the atmosphere? How do particles cool the earth? How do clouds form? Why are theContinue reading “Chemists Celebrate Earth Day at the Sciences Library!”
Cleaning up messy data with OpenRefine Wednesday, April 4 at 11:30am – 12:30pm Sciences Library room 102 Description: Do you record and work with data in spreadsheets or tabular files? You can save yourself a lot of time by using OpenRefine to review and clean up spreadsheet or tabular data. OpenRefine is free software that makes itContinue reading “OpenRefine Workshop”
To celebrate this semester’s theme: Climate for Change, check out the Sciences Library’s new exhibit on climate change and sustainability! In an interactive experiment, learn about the albedo effect: How light and dark colored surfaces, and their ability to reflect or absorb light and heat from the sun, can change the temperature. In our climateContinue reading “Climate for Change Exhibit”
The following workshops will be offered at the Sciences Library during the Spring 2018 semester. Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. They will be held in room 102, the classroom on the first floor of the Sciences Library. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib. EndNote Web –Continue reading “Spring Workshops at the Sciences Library”
No need to stress out about Finals Week, the Sciences Library has you covered! Our quiet study spaces will be open 1 – 5 PM on Saturday, 1 – 10 PM on Sunday, 8:30 AM – 10 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 AM – 5 PM on Friday. When you need some brain fuel,Continue reading “Finals Week at the Sciences Library”
Stop by the Sciences Library to see our new winter exhibit: Colors of Winter. We normally think of the colors of winter as rather dull and drab, at least until the first snowfall. But the plumage of birds and coats of small mammals often change dramatically during the winter months, allowing them to blend inContinue reading “Winter Exhibit”
Reaxys is switching to a new, dramatically streamlined interface which defaults to a “Quick Search” with keyword search functionality, as well as the ability to search by drawing a structure or reaction. You can see the Promo for the New Reaxys interface or go to the Reaxys Support Center for more in-depth documentation, FAQs, manuals,Continue reading “New Reaxys”
Are you ready for Halloween? Check out our “Creepy Creatures” exhibit at the Sciences Library and get in the Halloween spirit! Many thanks to the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History for loaning us the specimens for our displays.
Yesterday’s workshop, “Saving Time (and Citations) with EndNote” has been rescheduled for Monday, October 16 at 2 – 2:50 PM in the third floor computer room. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance with references, citations, or EndNote, private appointments and webinars are also available. Please contact Sara Scheib for assistance.
Introducing our new exhibit: Go Hawks! In Iowa City, Herky is famous, but you may be less familiar other members of his family. Red-tailed hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and others are often spotted in Johnson County. These beautiful birds are accomplished predators, feeding on smaller birds and small mammals. Come see two impressive specimens up closeContinue reading “New Exhibit: Go Hawks!”