A new policy memorandum from Dr. John Holdren of the Office of Science and Technology Policy requires Federal agencies to develop plans to make the published results and digital data of federally funded research freely available to the public within 12 months of publication. For more information, including the full-text of the memorandum: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/22/expanding-public-access-results-federally-funded-research http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/25/white-house-pushes-open-access-taxpayer-funded-research
Do you use Web of Science in your research? The UI Libraries provide free access to Web of Science, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Web of Science Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively. Lunch @ the Sciences Library Web of Science Workshop 11:30am-Continue reading “Web of Science Workshop”
Are you starting a new research paper or project and looking for a way to manage your references? Then join us for this useful and informative workshop about RefWorks! RefWorks is a web-based citation manager and it’s free to all University of Iowa students, faculty and staff. Lunch @ the Sciences Library: RefWorks Workshop Wednesday,Continue reading “RefWorks Workshop”
Do you need a brief overview of the resources and services available at the Sciences Library? Do you have a question about the library or it’s resources that you’ve never had the chance to ask? Then join us for the first Lunch @ the Sciences Library workshop of the semester! Tomorrow (1/30) at 11:30am –Continue reading “Workshop: Library 101”
Sciences Library Winter Interim Hours, December 15, 2012 – January 21, 2013: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday – Sunday CLOSED Exceptions: CLOSED December 24-28 & 31, January 1 & 21.
The August 2012 theses and dissertations are now available in Iowa Research Online (IRO), which is the repository of the research and scholarly output selected and deposited by the faculty, researchers and students of the University of Iowa. IRO is part of the larger Open Access movement to transform scholarly communication. The sciences departments in the CollegeContinue reading “News from Iowa Research Online”
The UI Libraries is trying out a new resource. The trial ends on December 15, 2012. The Data Citation Index supports data discovery, reuse and interpretation that benefits everyone involved in the research lifecycle. Please send comments to Michael Wright.
Do you use PubMed or other NCBI databases in your research? Would you like to learn some expert tips and tricks? Shane Wallace and Chris Childs from the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will be coming to the Sciences Library to demonstrate the advanced features of PubMed and other NCBI databases and answer yourContinue reading “Workshop: PubMed & NCBI”
My Friend, Rachel Carson: Shirley Briggs and the Iowa Connection to “Silent Spring” Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring,” a lucid and compelling book about how DDT and other pesticides were damaging the environment and human health. The book called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world and becameContinue reading “Celebrating the Iowa Connection to “Silent Spring””
Please join the Sciences Library for: Lunch @ the Library: Gray Literature At 12:30-1:20pm on Wednesday, November 7th in 102 SL (Sciences Library classroom). What is gray (or grey) literature? Characteristics of gray literature include: Not usually available through sale Publication is not systematic Contains significant research information Includes unpublished research Contains high level of detail MayContinue reading “Workshop: Gray Literature”