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  • Interview Prep with Vault

    The database: Vault Where to find it: You can find it here, and under V in the databases A-Z list. Use it to find: Internship information Company info, rankings and reviews – includes info such as: geographic reach, operations, sales…

  • Pi Day Celebration & Resource Fair on March 14th!

    Join us for a fun filled Pi Day Celebration!!! We are celebrating our favorite mathematical constant, pi, with an afternoon of trivia, library resources fair, and FREE apple pie bites!! Festivities will kick off at 1:59 pm on March 14,…

  • Your librarians at work

    Want to know what your librarians did for you in 2018? View a quick SNAPSHOT here! Or scroll below to view:…

  • Meet the Staff: Todd DeGraff!

    Staff Profile: Todd DeGraff, Library Assistant III A little about yourself.  “I am old but keep moving!  Fiction and poetry are my great loves and pastimes, and language in general fascinates me.  I am a fan of science…

  • New addition to the Book Model Collection

    Christine Manwiller, former UI Center for the Book (UICB) student, created a facsimile of a Burmese binding for a historical binding class she took as part of her MFA degree. The original Burmese book was from Fritz James, the retired CEO…

  • Engineering Library Escape Room! We Need Your Help!

    Looking for inventors, puzzle-lovers, adventure-seekers, escape room aficionados! We plan to build a couple of College of Engineering escape rooms this semester and we would like to get YOU (engineering students, faculty, staff members)…

  • Rare Recordings of Civil Rights Activists Available Now

    Exciting news from University Archivist, David McCartney, about the incredible recordings found in the Eric Morton Civil Rights Papers.  In 1963 and 1964, attorney Bob Zellner recorded a series of interviews with civil rights…

  • Spring 2019 Workshops at the Sciences Library

    The following workshops are open to all students, faculty, and staff. There is no need to register in advance.  EndNote Workshop – Thursday, March 7, 2-3 PM, BB B20 In this workshop you will learn how to use EndNote…

  • Create a Valentine’s Pop-Up Card!

    Come join us at our next Learn & Create Workshop! Learn paper folding and create your own fun and unique greeting cards! We’ll be working on special Valentine’s cards, but you can take what you learn and make special cards…

  • Linda Lundy receives UI Staff Council Longevity Award

    "We are so lucky to have Linda in the Conservation Lab," said Conservator Giselle Simón, Linda's supervisor. "She not only makes our custom boxes, but thank goodness she's a great sewer! If you happen to call a book in any of our…

  • Spring Learn & Create Workshops!

    Exciting New Create & Learn Workshops!! Tuesdays, 2:30 pm Engineering Library Creative Space (2001C SC) We are happy to collaborate with the Engineering Technology Center, NEXUS and the Department of Music to present some exciting…

  • In-house binding for quick access to course reserves

    As part of the Preservation Department’s customer service focus, books that are placed on rush are processed faster so that patrons can have access to these materials sooner. Not long before this spring semester started, two unbound…

  • Business Source Complete: Relevant and Timely!

    The database: Business Source Complete BSC Where to find it: You can find it here, and under B in the databases A-Z list. Use it to find: Full-text business journal articles Disciplines include: marketing, management, accounting, finance,…

  • Do you need help finding information? We are here to help you succeed.

    Are you struggling to find: Company financials for your project? Market and industry information for your business plan?  A SWOT analysis on a company? Opportunities and risks of doing business in another country?  Business…

  • Artificial Hearts | Shelley McKellar | 2019 R. Palmer Howard History of Medicine Society Dinner | Friday, April 5, 2019

    Medical historian Shelley McKellar will speak on Artificial Hearts: A Controversial Medical Technology and its Sensational Patient Cases at the 2019 R. Palmer Howard Dinner.   Location: Radisson Hotel, Coralville, Iowa Date: Friday,…

  • Google Scholar | Change Some Settings for Off-Campus Access

    Using Google Scholar off campus requires changing some settings in order to view full-text articles. Access Google Scholar from Hardin’s A-Z database list or directly at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/GoogleSch.   Then change…

  • An Exhibit for the Senses

    The great thing about artists books is that it shows us the various shapes, sizes, and textures that books can come in. Publishing companies, who also vary in shapes and sizes, help get these books out into the world for everyone to enjoy.…

  • An Iowa Woman in Japan: Kären Mason’s Trip to Rikkyo University

    Kären Mason, Iowa Women’s Archives curator, traveled to Tokyo in November to speak at Rikkyo University. Sixty library students, archivists, and others attended her lecture, entitled “Archives for All: Creating More…

  • Not just paper and books: Conservation staff create custom enclosures for unique artifacts

    As part of his work in the conservation lab, Bill Voss constructs enclosures to house delicate artifacts. He recently completed a large custom enclosure for one item from Andrei Codrescu’s Art Installation Piece. Codrescu is a…

  • Severe Weather Closure

    We want you to stay safe and warm, therefore we will be closing at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 29th, will be closed all day Wednesday, January 30th, and will reopen at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 31st.    &nbs…

  • Business Library Service Desk Closing Early Tuesday, 1/29 and Wednesday, 1/30

    Due to the extreme cold forecast, the business library information desk will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 1/29 and Wednesday, 1/30. The BizHub space will remain open as usual 24/7. Stay warm!&nbs…

  • Sciences Library closing at 5 PM on Jan 29 & closed on Jan 30

    The Sciences Library will be closing on Tuesday, January 29 at 5 PM due to extremely cold temperatures. We will remain closed all day on Wednesday, January 30. We will re-open at 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 31. Stay warm, everyone! &nbs…

  • William Osler: His Life and Human | History of Medicine Lecture by Robert Rakel, MD | Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm

    On the 100th anniversary year of William Osler’s death, the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear Robert Rakel, MD speak.   William Osler: His Life and Sense of Humor Thursday, February 28, 2019…

  • Discovering the Rich World of the Encyclopedia

    Encyclopedias. If you’re like me, then you haven’t really given them much thought. Growing up in pre-Google days, my family owned a 1988 set that was used and abused by my siblings and I, for both school reports and building…

  • Phone or laptop battery low? Stop by the library service desk to check out a charger.

    The business library has a variety of phone charges available for check out. Supported devices include iPhone, android phones, Apple laptops and Windows laptops. In addition to chargers, we also have HDMI cords and adapters available for…

  • Earn your own bookbinding badge with this new exhibit

    Do you have an interest in bookbinding? Have you always wanted to be a boy or girl scout but never took the opportunity to join? Or maybe you miss those scouting days? Well, now is your chance to earn your Bookbinding badge and join the…

  • Looking for Statistics? Try Statista!

    This semester we are highlighting some of the databases most useful to business students. First database up: Statista! From the website: “All of Statista’s charts are made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND…

  • 2019: The International Year of the Periodic Table

    In 1869, chemist Dmitri Mendeleev discovered patterns among elements that led him to arrange elements according to their properties into the very first periodic table.  Several years later in 1885, the Periodische…

  • Creative Kick-Start Winners Announced!

     CONGRATULATIONS KICK-START WINNERS!!! We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Kick-Start Program! Kick-Start, a program which was developed by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology…

  • Dong Dong wins Graduate Student Employee Academic Enrichment Award

    As the University of Iowa community, especially the student population, returns to work, after the holidays we are reminded of the pivotal role students are in fulfilling the University’s mission. We here at the University of Iowa…

  • Welcome back, Hawkeyes!

    Welcome to the Spring 2019 Semester, Hawkeyes! Here are three tips to help you start your semester: Check to see if your textbooks are on course reserve at the library Visit the Sciences Library to study in a comfy bean bag chair, carrel,…

  • Top 10 Things Found from Student Shelver

    I was hired at Special Collections to shelve things. Books, boxes and everything in-between. As time went on, I began putting away newly acquired books as well as gathering the material for classroom use. There are so many books and…

  • STUDENT EXHIBIT: Exploring Our Sounds: Traditions of American Music Making at the University of Iowa

    What is American Music? What does the idea of “American” music making mean for different University of Iowa artists and audiences? In what ways have University of Iowa musicians, audiences, conductors, critics, and…

  • Exploring Our Sounds: A Playlist

    This playlist accompanies the “Exploring Our Sounds” exhibit, which is on display throughout the Spring 2019 semester on the first floor of the Voxman Music Building. Visit the Rita Benton Music Library website throughout the…

  • Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) now available to UI researchers

    The University of Iowa is now an institutional member of QDR (Qualitative Data Repository) . The QDR membership gives faculty and other researchers  a platform to store and share their qualitative data and enhances campus efforts for…

  • Aulus Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina | January 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    AULUS CORNELIUS CELSUS (25 B.C.-50 A.D.). De medicina. Venice: Philippus Pincius, for Benedictus Fontana, 1497. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the…

  • No More Recalls ! | Get Checked-Out Books Faster, Keep Materials Longer

    Do you need to use a book  checked out to someone else?  The UI Libraries’ new default option for getting a copy of a book that is in use is to request it through interlibrary loan, rather than recall it from the person who…

  • 2019: The Year of Public Domain

    For the first time in 20 years, artistic works copyrighted in the U.S. will enter the public domain, opening up a trove of material published during 1923 to be freely digitized, read, and used as the basis for new works. But why is this…

  • 2020 Journal and Database Cancellation Review Information

    The University of Iowa Libraries work to offset increases in the costs of information resources each year along with a flat budget (0 percent increase in funding).  Our strategy is to minimize the impact of inflation by continuously…

  • Contrasting commercial library binding options

    Blog post by Abigail Evans, student employee, and Nancy Kraft, head of Preservation & Conservation This fall we took some time to review our two commercial bindery practices for monographs: DigiCovers and standard solid-color library…

  • Data Science Institute | Learn Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Tidyverse/R, Stata, High Performance Computing with Argon | Free | January 7-10

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of January 7-10, 2019. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science…

  • All You Need to Know about the Paper Flags in the Stacks

    Music Library patrons have commented many times on the paper flags hanging in the library stacks this Fall, which are part of a relocation project that started in late summer. Starting December 14, flagged items will be loaded onto carts…

  • Snowflakes & Snow Exhibit

    It’s fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue, cut out paper snowflakes, and shovel snowflakes—oops, no. Starting again—it’s fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue, cut out paper snowflakes, and we’re…

  • Katelyn Foster wins Bentz Scholarship

    With winter break around the bend, campus wide student employee supervisors contemplate how to cope with the dramatic drop off of help to be had over the holidays. This poses unique challenges, but most of all it makes us appreciate…

  • ClinicalKey, Scopus and many Elsevier journals working again

    ClinicalKey, Scopus and Science Direct should all be working as expected. If you have problems, please call us at 319-335-9151.…

  • A Special Goodbye from Hannah Hacker

    My Favorite Things (a la Special Collections) by Hannah Hacker For the past two and a half years, I have had the honor to work as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa Special Collections. I am thrilled about graduating from my…

  • UI Libraries and student government collaborate to reduce textbook costs

    How will I afford my textbooks this semester? Can I pass this course even though I don’t have the book?  Is it illegal to download this PDF of the book that I found online? These are the kinds of questions students ask at the…

  • Finals Week Snacks & Snowflakes

    During Finals Week, Chauncey reviews his notes, gets enough sleep, and studies with friends at the Sciences Library. He creates his own study guides and asks himself questions that might be on his exams. When he gets tired, he finds it…

  • Extended Hours for Finals Week!

    It’s that time again – FINALS WEEK! Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? Or that nice, soft,…

  • Creating First-hand Experiences with Manuscript Open Houses

    Below is a reflection from Micaela Terronez, Olson Graduate Assistant, on the “Manuscripts at Special Collections” open houses. Can I really touch it? One curious visitor asked this question in amazement as they gazed at one of…

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